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Autumn Leaves Scarf

Difficulty level: ** Easy

Free Scarf Knitting Pattern

Size: 8" x 68" (20 cm x 170 cm)

Materials: Seasons by Ella Rae bulky weight yarn (76% Acrylic, 14% Wool, 10% Nylon), 262 yards (240 meters) / 100 gr, color #15 - 2 balls

Needles: US 8 (5.0 mm) straight and circular.

Gauge is not important



CO 21 sts
Row 1 (RS): k6 , (k2tog, yo) twice, k1, (yo, ssk) twice , k6
Row 2: k8, p5, k8
Row 3: k5, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k1, (yo, k1) twice, ssk, yo, ssk, k5
Row 4: k7, p7, k7
Row 5: k4, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, yo, ssk, k4
Row 6: k6,  p9,  k6
Row 7: k3, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, ssk, yo, ssk, k3
Row 8: k5, p11, k5
Row 9: k2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k4, yo, k1, yo, k4, ssk, yo, ssk, k2
Row 10: k4, p13, k4
Row 11: k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k5, yo, k1, yo, k5, ssk, yo, ssk,  k1
Row 12: k3, p15, k3
Row 13: k2tog, yo, k2tog, k6, yo, k1, yo, k6, ssk, yo, ssk,
Row 14: k2, p17, k2
Row 15: k2, yo, ssk, k13, k2tog, yo, k2
Row 16: k3, p15, k3
Row 17: k3, yo, ssk, k11, k2tog, yo, k3
Row 18: k4, p13, k4
Row 19: k4, yo, ssk, k9, k2tog, yo, k4
Row 20: k5, p11, k5
Row 21: k5, yo, ssk, k7, k2tog, yo, k5
Row 22: k6, p9, k6
Row 23: k6, yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, yo, k6
Row 24: k7, p7, k7
Row 25: k7, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k7
Row 26: k8, p5, k8
Row 27: k8, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k8
Row 28: k9, p3, k9
Row 29: k9, yo, sk2po, yo, k9
Row 30: k10, p1, k10

Left Edge (Right Side):
Cast on 4 sts                                                                 
Row 1 (RS): K2, yo 3 times, k2 (=7 sts)
Row 2: K3, p1, k3
Row 3, 4 and 5 : knit
Row 6: bind off 3 sts, k3 (=4 sts)
Repeat rows 1-6.

Right Edge (RS):
Cast on 4 sts
Row 1: knit
Row 2: k2, yo 3 times, k2 (=7sts)
Row 3: k3, p1, k3
Row 4, 5 and 6 knit
Row 7:  bind off 3 sts, k3 (=4 sts)
Repeat rows 2-7.


Cast on 29 sts: 4 sts right edge - 21 sts leaf pattern - 4 sts left edge.
Place markers after the 4th st and after 25 st.
Work right edge on the first four sts, leaf pattern on the next 21 st and left edge on the remaining 4 sts.

Repeat the leaf pattern 13 times, or to desired length. Bind off.


The short ends of the scarf are finished with knitted-on edging.
Pick up st along the end of the scarf on circular needles.
The last st of each odd row is worked ssk with one picked-up stitch on the needle.
Cast on 5 sts and transfer them to the left circular needle.
Row 1: knit, ssk the last st
Row 2: k3, yo 3 times, k2
Row 3: k3, p1, k3, ssk
Row 4, 5 and 6 knit, ssk the last st in row 5
Row 7:  bind off 3 sts, k3, ssk
Repeat rows 2-7.



There are 9 total comments on this article.

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Poster: Susan Flagg-Stewart
October 13, 2014

For some reason the right and left edges of this pattern are not the same, Right side beginning with a knit row, left side beginning with the pattern and no knit row. Not sure what to make of this. I'm trying it now, and doing the same thing for both edges by adding a knit row to the left side as Row 1, then working it as written. Was this meant to be this way for a reason I am unaware of at the end? I also assume, the left and right edges are knitted into the scarf, where the short end edges are knitted and sewn on separately.
Poster: John Howard
October 27, 2013

If I read the pattern correctly, then yes you would knit row 1 right, row 1 leaf, row 1 left. I have only been knitting a few years as well. I'm going to try it and see how it comes out. I'm still a little scared of the ends, lol. Happy knitting!
Poster: Gayle Putt
February 5, 2015

This helps me when I knit a piece where the pattern changes across the width..I write down in (in this case) 3 columns, 1-1-1 indicating row one of each pattern. The next would be 2-2-2. Since the main pattern has 30 rows, and the left edge has 6 rows, and the right edge has 7 repeating rows, it will continue 3-3-3; 4-4-4, 5-5-5; 6-6-6; 1-7-7; 2-8-1; 3-9-2. etc. I scratch off each set as I go so I never lose track of where I am. It might be better to envision it vertically... first column would be 1,2,3,4,5,6,1,2,3,4,5,6,1,2,3,4,5,6..Vertically, next to this column would be the main pattern 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 etc up to 30: 27,28,29,30,1,2,3,4 etc. The the 3rd column would be 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,1,2,3,4,5,6,7 etc. HOpe this helps, it's not as confusing as it seems.
Poster: Elaine Phillips
October 20, 2014

The right and left edges are the same, they just start on the different rows. Note, that you should repeat rows 1-6 for left edge and rows 2-7 for the right edge.
The short end is finished with knitted-on edge, but you can knit it separately and sew on.
Poster: Norita WIlladsen
April 26, 2014

I have just completed the body of this scarf and I am wondering if the edge is knit separate and then sewed on, or if stitches are picked up and then knit. If the stitches are to be picked up, how many sts are to be picked up along the long edge and how many along the ends. thanks.
Poster: Connie Lavelle
September 19, 2013

I've only been knitting a few years and am confused by this pattern.
Should I knit row 1 of the left lace pattern and then row 1 of the leaf pattern and then row 1 of the right lace pattern?
and so on and so on. I love this pattern and would really love to complete it correctly. If you could get back to me it would be appreciated. Thank you.
Poster: Delia
September 19, 2015

Brilliant! This will really simplify this project. I'm creating my chart right now. Can't wait to start this!
Poster: Michelle Ayers
May 5, 2017

Wow this clarifies things. Thank you!! I'm new to patterns. I'm surprised this is classed as easy
Poster: Rachel Casto
September 26, 2017

Did you get an answer on your question? If yes, would you share with me? thank you in advance with any information you can give me.

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