Free Pattern – Team Colors

Bundle up on game day with the soft, squishy warmth of the Team Colors scarf. Mitered squares give this scarf its bold, geometric design, and textured diagonal lines. Show your support for your favorite team, wear your school colors with pride, or make one in your favorite color combination!

Team Colors knit scarf pattern on Stitches n Scraps

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This pattern came about thanks to Keri, of Keri’D from Fleece. She mentioned in a group that she’d like to make a 2-color scarf that wasn’t just stripes. With a little discussion, the idea for the team colors scarf emerged. Keri was nice enough to test the pattern too – thanks Keri!

In case you’re wondering what team my color combination is for, it’s not. In my efforts to use up stash yarn, I just used what I had, in 2 colors I like. The yarn is Red Heart With Love, which I had received free from Red Heart for my Loopy Flower Square last year. It’s a really soft and lofty yarn, perfect for a scarf, and it comes in a wide range of bright, bold colors.

Whatever color combination you’re looking for, you’ll probably find it in this yarn, and they have some variegated colorways too. I’d love to see what this scarf would look like with one variegated color and a coordinating solid. If any of you do that, please share pictures!


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Team Colors Scarf

4-medium

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Materials:

  • Red Heart With Love, worsted weight yarn.
    • 210 yds of #1538 Lilac (A)
    • 210 yds of #1207 Cornsilk (B)
  • Size 8 (5mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Yarn needle

Skill Level:

Intermediate – Decreases and picking up stitches.

Sizes:

8 inches x 64 inches. Sample is made with 8 squares, each measuring 8 inches x 8 inches. Scarf can be made to desired length by working more or fewer squares. Yardage needed will vary accordingly.

Gauge:

16 sts x 32 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch. Exact gauge is not critical.

Abbreviations used:

  • k = knit
  • p = purl
  • k2tog = knit next 2 stitches together
  • ssk = slip, slip, knit
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • RS = Right Side
  • WS = Wrong side

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Instructions:

For all cast on stitches, use the alternating cable cast on (also called a seed stitch cast on).

Cast on 65 stitches with A

Square 1

Row 1 (WS): K

Row 2: K 30, k2tog, pm, k1, ssk, k to end. (63 sts)

Row 3: K, slipping marker when you come to it.

Row 4: K to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, sm, k1, ssk, k to end. (61 sts)

Rows 5-33: Repeat rows 3-4 14 times, then repeat row 3 once more. Cut yarn, leaving a tail to weave in later. (33 sts)

Change to color B.

Row 34: With B, repeat row 4. (31 sts)

Rows 35-61: Repeat rows 3-4 13 times, then repeat row 3 once more. (5 sts)

Row 62: K2tog, remove marker, k1, ssk. (3 sts)

Row 63: Repeat row 3.

Row 64: Sl 1, k2tog, pass slipped st over. (1 st)

Square 2

With RS facing and color B, pick up and knit 32 sts evenly spaced along top of previous square. Turn work so WS is facing, and cast on 32 sts. (65 sts)

Rows 1-33: With B, repeat rows 1-33 of first square.

Change to color A.

Rows 34-64: With A, repeat rows 34-64 of first square.

Square 3

With RS facing and color A, pick up and knit 32 sts evenly spaced along top of previous square. Turn work so WS is facing, and cast on 32 sts. (65 sts)

Rows 1-65: Repeat rows 1-64 of first square, changing color as indicated.

Squares 4-8

Repeat squares 2-3 twice more, then repeat square 2 once more. Fasten off and weave in all ends.


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