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Shifting Colors Dishcloth Scarf
Shifting Colors Dishcloth Scarf
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If you're new to knitting, this Shifting Colors Dishcloth Scarf is a fun knitting tutorial to use for improving your skills. Instead of being knit in one piece, this scarf uses two different dishcloth patterns to create five knit squares which are seamed together to make a scarf. Create two versions of this fabulous scarf using the suggested pattern below, or create your own scarf if your favorite hues. This pattern is a great stashbuster project, as you can mix and match as many solid and striped squares as you please!


Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm

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

Finished SizeApproximately 8 x 72 inches [20.5 x 183 centimeters].

Materials List

  • Lily® Sugar’n Cream® (Solids: 70.9 g/2.5 oz; 109 m/120 yds)

    Version 1

    • Contrast A 00015 (Wine) 2 balls

    • Contrast B 01530 (Country Red) 2 balls

    • Contrast C 00095 (Red) 2 balls

    • Contrast D 01699 (Tangerine) 2 balls

    • Contrast E 00042 (Tea Rose) 2 balls

    Version 2

    • Contrast A 01222 (Country Green) 2 balls

    • Contrast B 00084 (Sage Green) 2 balls

    • Contrast C 01223 (Mod Green) 2 balls

    • Contrast D 01111 (Mod Blue) 2 balls

    • Contrast E 01215 (Robin’s Egg) 2 balls

    • Size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) knitting needles or size needed to

    • obtain gauge. Large eye blunt-ended needle.



Cast on 38 stitches.

1st row: (Wrong side). Knit
2nd row: (Right side). Knit

Repeat these 2 rows for garter stitch pattern. Continue in pattern as established until work from beginning measures 8 inches [20.5 centimeters], ending with a Right side (2nd) row.

Cast off knitwise (Wrong side).

  1. Make 4 Striped Squares in the following color combinations:

    1 using A as Contrast A and B as Contrast B.
    1 using B as Contrast A and C as Contrast B.
    1 using C as Contrast A and D as Contrast B.
    1 using D as Contrast A and E as Contrast B.


With A, cast on 38 stitches.
1st row: (Wrong side). With A, knit.
Proceed in Stripe pattern as follows:
1st row: (Right side). With B, knit.
2nd row: With B, knit.
3rd row: With A, knit.
4th row: With A, knit.
These 4 rows form Stripe pattern.
Continue in pattern as established until work from beginning measures 8 inches [20.5 centimeters], ending with a Right side (1st or 3rd) row.
With same color as previous row, cast off knitwise (Wrong side).
Weave in ends.


Sew squares together using a fl at seam as shown in Diagram, noting striped squares will be placed sideways.

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Just like the pattern says, it is a great stashbuster. You always need scarves even if it is just to top off an outfit. You never get bored making it because of the different patterns. Definitely a plus. Thank you.

This seems like an awful lot of yarn for just 1 scarf-I will use the pattern as a stashbuster, because I have all sorts of little balls of cotton laying around here.

nifty idea, but I think I'd just pick up each square from the one before. That way - no seaming! :D

I altered the pattern slightly to get the vertical stripes and just continued on.

Very nice; love the color shades. How do I print?

How can I print this pattern?

Highlight what you want to print. Hit control P at the same time. When a new screen comes up select print selected area.

I love this scarf, but don't see a button to print a short version...Thanks

You need to be a member of the Lily and Bernat site. It's easy and free - I've been a member for years. you sign up for their newsletters, it already has you opted out for "commercial partners". They'll send you a link to verify your email address and then you can get into the site -- put scarf in the search box. hth

You do not need to be a member of anything to print out a pattern. With the screen open to the page you wish to print, right click, click on print.


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