Weekly Fave! Color Block Scarf

flat image of my color block scarf design

Color Block Scarf is my latest project. My inspiration came from a color blocked dress I saw on television. I used the same colors as in the dress; pink, red, camel, and black to make my scarf. The rib pattern is Mistake-Stitch Rib. This textured pattern was probably discovered by accident, since it’s not the usual way to knit a rib. I love the look of this rib and it’s so easy, simply repeat one row. I’ve provided the pattern instructions for this stunning scarf.


    • 100% pure wool Galway Worsted, each 100g skein is 220yds(200m), or use any worsted weight yarn to obtain gauge; 2 pink (A), 1 red (B), 1 camel (C), 1 black (D)
    • 4.5 mm needles


10in(25cm) x 75in(187.5cm)


25.5 stitches and 27 rows equals 4in(10cm) in mistake-stitch rib, slightly stretched over 4.5 mm needles

Stitch Pattern – Mistake-Stitch Rib (Multiple of 4 + 3)

*k2, p2; rep from *, end k2, p1. Repeat this row for stitch pattern.


schematic of my color block scarf design


Cast on 63 stitches with 4.5mm needles. Following the color arrangement in the schematic, work from left to right in mistake-stitch rib for the measurements given for each color. Bind off stitches in color D and mistake-stitch rib. Weave in yarn ends. Block by hand washing the scarf, and lay flat to dry.