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My brother has extremely expensive tastes. This makes him a very difficult person to find a good Christmas gift for. So whenever he shows interest in an item that I could knit for him, I jump on it. One year, he mentioned that he really admired a hat and scarf set that he saw a celebrity wearing, and would like something like that. And it would be extra awesome if it were reversible. Of course I had to rise to the challenge. Last year, I designed a hat. This year, I designed this scarf. And bam, just like that, two years of Christmas knitting taken care of. Thank heavens for knitting! Now to stress about his gift for next year…

This pattern is made using stranded knitting in the round, not double knitting. Using double knitting would certainly have been a more straightforward way to make a reversible scarf, but in double knitting, the stitches come out very short, and so instead of the intended circle shapes, there would have been squashed ovals. Stranded knitting, however, makes stitches more equal in height and width, so that is what was used for this scarf.


Approximately 7" x 6'

Skills required

Knitting, purling
Colourwork cast-on (instructions in pattern)
Chart reading
Working in the round
Stranded knitting
Grafting, aka Kitchener Stitch

Materials needed

  • Yarn: Fingering weight, approximately 575 yards of each colour
  • Needles:
    • 2.75mm circular, either short enough to work in the round with 124 stitches, or long enough to do the magic loop technique with 124 stitches
    • Spare 2.75mm circular needle, at least 12" long
  • Stitch marker

33 sts and 33 rows to 4” in chart pattern, after blocking

Exact gauge is not necessary since scarves don’t require precise fitting; however, if your gauge is a bit off, your yardage requirements and finished measurements will be somewhat different.
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