Odds & Ends Scarf

By Suzie Blackman

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Published 13 January 2010
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Odds and Ends Scarf

A simple, fun, unisex scarf, worked in a variety of easy, reversible stitches in either DK, aran or chunky weight yarn. Use a single shade for a classic look, or combine your leftovers and work each square in a different yarn to create something totally unique.

This pattern is suitable for novice knitters familiar with knit and purl and changing between the two. It’s a great way to practice some new stitches. If you’re a very new knitter, I recommend you work through parts 1-4 of Lion Brand’s Learn to Knit site, and familiarise yourself with those techniques (cast-on, knit, purl and ribbing).

I was inspired to design this scarf after being lucky enough to knit with Kelley Deal at ATP festival. Kelley created beautiful scarves by combining everyone’s squares, knitted in different colours and stitches. Knitting a long scarf is less daunting when it’s done in bite-sized chunks, and the results can be stunning.


All versions measure approx. 182 cm (72 inches) long and 14 cm (6 inches) wide.


Yarn & notions

Suits smooth-textured, bouncy, pure wool yarns that show stitch definition and hold their shape well.

  • For the DK version: 410 m / 450 yards. Suggested yarn: 4 x 50 g balls of Rowan Pure Wool DK
  • For the aran version: 390 m / 415 yards. Suggested yarn: 2.5 x 100 g balls of Rowan Pure Wool Aran
  • For the chunky version: 240 m / 260 yards. Suggested yarn: 2 x 100 g skeins of Rowan Colourscape Chunky (pictured in shade 436 ‘Northern Lights’)

Odds and ends scarf

Needles & equipment

  • For the DK version: 4 mm needles
  • For the aran version: 5 mm needles
  • For the chunky version: 6.5 mm needles
  • Ruler or measuring tape
  • Yarn needle
  • Pins for blocking
  • Crochet hook for attaching tassels (optional)

Tension / gauge

22 (DK) / 18 (aran) / 14 (chunky) stitches over 10 cm (4 in.) in garter stitch

Model: Kathryn, photography with help from Joseph Hughes

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One comment

  1. scarf says:

    Great scarf! :-) Emily

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