Rainbow Mood Scarf


The Rainbow Mood Scarf will instantly put a smile on your face. Using a variety of bright and cheerful colors, this free beginner knitting pattern is a great way to get your feet wet and try your hand at a knit scarf. Before you know it, you will have a lovely piece you can wear throughout a variety of seasons. If you're short on time, this is the perfect pattern for you. You won't need to spend hours upon hours working up a complex pattern. Instead, you can cast on and enjoy the eye-catching colors of this beginner knit scarf. Whether you keep it for yourself or give it to a loved one, no one will be able to deny the happy vibes of this neck warmer.


Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge17 stitches and 32 rows = 4" [10 cm]

Finished SizeApprox 7" x 70" [18 x 178 cm], excluding fringe.

Materials List

  • Caron® Simply Soft® (6 oz/170 g; 315 yds/288 m)

    Contrast A: Optimistic, Clear Headed, Positive Neon Pink (39775) 1 ball Contrast B: Cheerful, Relaxed, Cozy Neon Coral (39772) 1 ball

    Contrast C: Excited, Energetic, Passionate Neon Orange (39774) 1 ball Contrast D: Creative, Witty, Silly Neon Yellow (39773) 1 ball

    Contrast E: Strong, Confident, Bold Neon Green (39777) 1 ball

    Contrast F: Peaceful, Healthy, Content Blue Mint (B9608) 1 ball

    Contrast G: Calm, Balanced, Neutral Black (39727) 1 ball
  • Size U.S. 8 (5 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Safety pin


Notes: Always change color at beginning (beg) of right side (RS) rows. Mark RS of Scarf with safety pin for easy recognition.


Cast on 30 stitches (sts).
Knit every row (garter stitch), noting first row is right side (RS) and working 2½" [6 cm] in chosen shade for each day of the 28 day challenge. Cast off.


Cut strands of all shades 16" [40.5 cm] long. Taking 2 strands together (tog), fold in half and knot into fringe across ends of Scarf. Trim fringe evenly.


Right side

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I do like this, although maybe in calmer colors. Also, it could be made in wider or narrower stripes. It looks like a great way to use up all those leftover balls of yarn I have stashed! It would be a great gift for kids, too, or at least teenagers.

This looks like a great stash buster project! Since it's all in garter stitch you wouldn't have to worry about the edges curling like you do with stockinette stitch (knit a row, purl a row). I really like the fringe on the end. I'd probably put it on both ends, maybe a little shorter though.

It mentions a 28-day challenge, but I bet it would work up way quicker than that. I probably wouldn't be able to put it down after knitting only 2.5 inches a day. I really love the bright colors.

Tried this craft? What did you think?

This is going to be my new favorite scrap pattern! Maybe it'll end up looking like the 4th Doctor's scarf.

Fast and simple beginner knit and a good way to learn how to change colors. You can use either a Russian join or the magic knot to make the transition. Instructions for both can be found on youtube if you are a visual learner. The scarf sort of reminds me of the classic Dr Who muffler except his was something like 12 feet long.. Happy knitting.


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