🌟 Merging Colors Knit Scarf

Finished merging colors scarf hanging
Gray and pink striped knit scarf

It's starting to cool down which means that it'll soon be scarf season! If you are looking for a quick knitting project with a bit of a twist, you'll want to knit up this modern and symmetrical scarf.

After the main pattern section, make sure to check out the Finishing Touches sections for tips on how to block and finish your new scarf!

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The Merging Colors Knit Scarf pattern is sponsored by Eucalan - a company that makes eco-friendly no-rinse laundry products that save time, water, and energy.

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Materials List

The following list has all the supplies and tools you'll need to make this project.

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Pattern Notes

Knit picks yarn and wooden knitting needles

In this pattern, you'll be working with 2 colors - Color 1 & Color 2.

Color 1 decreases by one repeat every stripe and Color 2 increases by one repeat every stripe. This is how the colors merge together!

It might be easier to visualize the overall number sequence:

Color 1: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

Color 2: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Repeat Pattern
Pattern A (2 rows): Slip 1, K1, P2 (K2, P2)* repeat to last 2 stitches, K2

Pattern B (2 rows): Slip 1, P1, K2 (P2, K2)* repeat to last 2 stitches, P2

The pattern is more or less a basketweave stitch with some modifications for striping and changing stripe widths.

Please see Scarf Pattern for a full rundown of how this all comes together!

Materials
You will need approximately 200 yards of each color. The scarf pictured here was made using Preciosa Tonal Worsted in the colors Pewter and Dusty Rose.

Finished Dimensions
Before blocking, this scarf measures 7 inches by 4 feet and after blocking, it measures 7 inches and 4.5 feet.

Terms

CO - Cast On

K - Knit

P - Purl

Scarf Pattern

CO 34 stitches

Stripe 1: 10 repeats
Start with Color 1
Rows 1-2 Slip 1, K33
Rows 3-4: Pattern B
Rows 5-6: Pattern A
Repeat rows 3-6 up til row 22
Row 23: Slip 1, K33

Stripe 2: 1 repeat
Switch to Color 2
Row: 1 Slip 1, K33
Rows 2-3: Pattern B
Row 4: Slip 1, K33

Stripe 3: 9 repeats
Switch to Color 1
Row 1: Slip 1, K33
Rows 2-3: Pattern A
Rows 4-5: Pattern B
Repeat rows 2-5 up til row 19
Row 20: Slip 1, K33

Stripe 4: 2 repeats
Switch to Color 2
Row: 1 Slip 1, K33
Rows 2-3: Pattern B
Rows 4-5: Pattern A
Row 6: Slip 1, K33

Stripe 5: 8 repeats
Switch to Color 1
Row: 1 Slip 1, K33
Rows 2-3: Pattern B
Rows 4-5: Pattern A
Repeat rows 2-5 up til row 17
Row 18: Slip 1, K33

Stripe 6: 3 repeats
Switch to Color 2
Row: 1 Slip 1, K33
Rows 2-3: Pattern B
Rows 4-5: Pattern A
Rows 6-7: Pattern B
Row 8: Slip 1, K33

Stripe 7: 7 repeats
Switch to Color 1
Row 1: Slip 1, K33
Rows 2-3: Pattern A
Rows 4-5: Pattern B
Repeat rows 2-5 up til row 15
Rows 16: Slip 1, K33

Stripe 8: 4 repeats
Switch to Color 2
Row: 1 Slip 1, K33
Rows 2-3: Pattern B
Rows 4-5: Pattern A
Repeat rows 2-5 up til row 9
Row 10: Slip 1, K33

Stripe 9: 6 repeats
Switch to Color 1
Row: 1 Slip 1, K33
Rows 2-3: Pattern B
Rows 4-5: Pattern A
Repeat rows 2-5 up til row 13
Row 14: Slip 1, K33

Stripe 10: 5 repeats
Switch to Color 2
Row: 1 Slip 1, K33
Rows 2-3: Pattern B
Rows 4-5: Pattern A
Repeat rows 2-5 up til row 11
Row 12: Slip 1, K33

Stripe 11: 5 repeats
Switch to Color 1
Row 1: Slip 1, K33
Rows 2-3: Pattern A
Rows 4-5: Pattern B
Repeat rows 2-5 up til row 11
Row 12: Slip 1, K33

Stripe 12: 6 repeats
Switch to Color 2
Row: 1 Slip 1, K33
Rows 2-3: Pattern B
Rows 4-5: Pattern A
Repeat rows 2-5 up til row 13
Row 14: Slip 1, K33

Stripe 13: 4 repeats
Switch to Color 1
Row: 1 Slip 1, K33
Rows 2-3: Pattern B
Rows 4-5: Pattern A
Repeat rows 2-5 up til row 9
Row 10: Slip 1, K33

Stripe 14: 7 repeats
Switch to Color 2
Row: 1 Slip 1, K33
Rows 2-3: Pattern B
Rows 4-5: Pattern A
Repeat rows 2-5 up til row 15
Row 16: Slip 1, K33

Stripe 15: 3 repeats
Switch to Color 1
Row 1: Slip 1, K33
Rows 2-3: Pattern A
Rows 4-5: Pattern B
Rows 6-7: Pattern A
Row 8: Slip 1, K33

Stripe 16: 8 repeats
Switch to Color 2
Row: 1 Slip 1, K33
Rows 2-3: Pattern B
Rows 4-5: Pattern A
Repeat rows 2-5 up til row 17
Row 18: Slip 1, K33

Stripe 17: 2 repeats
Switch to Color 1
Row: 1 Slip 1, K33
Rows 2-3: Pattern B
Rows 4-5: Pattern A
Row 6: Slip 1, K33

Stripe 18: 9 repeats
Switch to Color 2
Row: 1 Slip 1, K33
Rows 2-3: Pattern B
Rows 4-5: Pattern A
Repeat rows 2-5 up til row 19
Row 20: Slip 1, K33

Stripe 19: 1 repeats
Switch to Color 1
Row 1: Slip 1, K33
Rows 2-3: Pattern A
Row 4: Slip 1, K33

Stripe 20: 10 repeats
Switch to Color 2
Row: 1 Slip 1, K33
Rows 2-3: Pattern B
Rows 4-5: Pattern A
Repeat rows 2-5 up til row 21
Rows 22-23: Slip 1, K33

Bind off! Make sure to check out the Finishing Touches for information on how to block your brand new scarf.

Finishing Touches

Merging colors scarf pre-blocking

You've completed knitting your Merging Colors Knit Scarf. Congrats!

At this point, you will have a lot of ends to weave in. Put on your favorite crafty podcast and get to work!

By the way, your scarf should measure around 7" wide and 48" long. Don't worry that it's a bit short - it'll grow during the blocking process!

Finishing Touches: Prepping

5 Eucalan scents displayed in packaging box

You can use Eucalan's delicate wash that's perfect for this step. Eucalan offers soaps in various wonderful scents like eucalyptus, jasmine, grapefruit, and lavender or you can use their natural unscented soap!

Finishing Touches: Soaking

Merging colors scarf soaking in Eucalan soap

For this scarf, I used Eucalan's Grapefruit scent and it smells delightful! I'm a bit sensitive to strong scents and this was just the perfect amount of scent that's pleasing but not overpowering or bothersome.

To hand-wash your scarf:

  • fill a basin or large bowl with lukewarm water
  • add Eucalan to the water
  • insert article to be washed and soak for 15 minutes
  • gently squeeze article to soak in water and soap
  • no need to rinse!
  • take article out of water and gently squeeze excess water

These instructions are from Eucalan's "The Basics" page of how to use their product. You'll also find instructions on how to machine wash your items on that page!

Blocking

Merging colors scarf blocking on teal towel

Now, you are ready to block your scarf so you can fully see how the fibers show off your stitches.

Lay your knit scarf flat on a clean dry towel and keep out of direct heat and sunlight.

This scarf dried in less than 24 hours and felt so fluffy and ready to wear. And it smells great and citrusy!

If you share photos of your new scarf, make sure to tag @eucalan and @crafticland on your social media posts!

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