Easy Color Block Scarf Knitting Pattern

Learn how to make this Easy Color Block Scarf Knitting Pattern. It’s a perfect project for experienced beginners who enjoy knitting flat on straight needles. I love changing textures and colors, which this scarf allows us to do frequently.

5 BEGINNER STITCH PATTERNS TO PRACTICE

Inspired by my new Knit Stitch Pattern Book, this scarf is an easy knit and purl design. Enjoy knitting 5 textured patterns which include Beaded Rib, Double Moss, Tile Squares, Diagonal Zigzag, and Lattice Seed Stitch. Additionally, this scarf is edged in the simple Garter Stitch on every panel!

Color Block Scarf Knitting Pattern

Knit Stitch: 50 Knit and Purl Patterns Book by Studio Knit


FREE SCARF KNITTING PATTERN FOR BEGINNERS

My knit and purl stitches make knitting this Color Block Scarf Knitting Pattern for beginners really easy. There is also enough variation and visual interest in this sampler scarf to delight even the most experienced of knitters. While my example pictured here is created in 5 different yarn colors, its texture creates a stunning scarf knit with just one yarn color, too.


CONSTRUCTION OF COLOR BLOCK SCARF KNITTING PATTERN

Sampler Color Block Scarf Knitting Pattern

Getting Started: To begin, gather all of your knitting tools and materials. If knitting with more than one yarn color, it’s great to write down your design plans for Colors A, B, C, D, and E. Then relax into an easy pattern that’s great for quick knit gifts

Finished Scarf Size: 9.5″ x 64″ Blocked

Knitting Gauge in Double Moss Stitch

  • Unblocked 4″ x 4″ Gauge Swatch: 15 sts x 20 rows
  • Blocked 4″ x 4″ Gauge Swatch: 14 sts x 19 rows

Scarf Construction: The knitted scarf is created from the bottom up on straight needles. To make things even easier, this scarf is knitted in one piece, rather than sewing separate pieces together. 

Color Changes: Note that on each color change row, the pattern is Knit Only. This allows there to be No Purl Dash Lines on the right side of your work.

Finishing Work: Because we are knitting up our scarf in one piece, you simply need to weave in your yarn ends. I highly recommend lightly blocking your scarf to shape, allowing all of the different stitch patterns into the same dimensions.

Construction Knitting Diagram of Color Block Scarf Sampler


KNITTING TOOLS AND MATERIALS

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My Scarf Sample was knit in Cascade 128 Superwash Merino Wool 

5 yarn colors = 60g / 80 yards per color
Color A GREEN (841 Moss)
Color B PINK (300 Holly Berry)
Color C BLUE (231 Blue Mist)
Color D PEACH (304 Peach Cobler)
Color E PURPLE (1980 Aster)


KNITTING TECHNIQUES

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Color Block Scarf Sampler Knitting Pattern

Color Block Scarf Sampler Knitting Pattern

Yield: Color Block Sampler Knitted Scarf
Active Time: 12 hours
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 12 hours 20 minutes
Difficulty: Experienced Beginner

Inspired by my new Knit Stitch Pattern Book, this scarf is an easy knit and purl design.

Finished Scarf Size: 9.5" x 64"

Materials

  • Yarn - Bulky Weight #5, 300g or 380 yards total.
  • If using 5 yarn colors = 60g / 80 yards per color.

Tools

  • Knitting Needles - Size 11 US (8 mm), 12" or longer in length
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Instructions

Cast On: 32 Stitches with Color A

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Begin in Double Moss Stitch with Color A

Begin with Color A

Knitting Chart Symbols of Knit and Purl Stitches by Studio Knit

Row 1: Knit All

Row 2: Knit All

Row 3: K4, * K2, P2 *, K4

Row 4: K4, * K2, P2 *, K4

Row 5: K4, * P2, K2 *, K4

Row 6: K4, * P2, K2 *, K4

Row 7: K4, * K2, P2 *, K4

Row 8: K4, * K2, P2 *, K4

Row 9: K4, * P2, K2 *, K4

Row 10: K4, * P2, K2 *, K4

Row 11: K4, * K2, P2 *, K4

Row 12: K4, * K2, P2 *, K4

Row 13: K4, * P2, K2 *, K4

Row 14: K4, * P2, K2 *, K4

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Beaded Rib Section with Color B

Change to Color B

Knitting Chart Symbols of Knit and Purl Stitches by Studio Knit

Row 1: Knit All

Row 2: K4, P24, K4

Row 3: K4, * K1, P1, K1, P2 *, K1, P1, K1, P1, K4

Row 4: K5, P3, * K2, P3 *, K4

Row 5: K4, * K1, P1, K1, P2 *, K1, P1, K1, P1, K4

Row 6: K5, P3, * K2, P3 *, K4

Row 7: K4, * K1, P1, K1, P2 *, K1, P1, K1, P1, K4

Row 8: K5, P3, * K2, P3 *, K4

Row 9: K4, * K1, P1, K1, P2 *, K1, P1, K1, P1, K4

Row 10: K5, P3, * K2, P3 *, K4

Row 11: K4, * K1, P1, K1, P2 *, K1, P1, K1, P1, K4

Row 12: K5, P3, * K2, P3 *, K4

Row 13: K4, * K1, P1, K1, P2 *, K1, P1, K1, P1, K4

Row 14: K5, P3, * K2, P3 *, K4

Row 15: K4, * K1, P1, K1, P2 *, K1, P1, K1, P1, K4

Row 16: K5, P3, * K2, P3 *, K4

Row 17: K4, * K1, P1, K1, P2 *, K1, P1, K1, P1, K4

Row 18: K5, P3, * K2, P3 *, K4

Row 19: K4, * K1, P1, K1, P2 *, K1, P1, K1, P1, K4

Row 20: K5, P3, * K2, P3 *, K4

Row 21: K4, * K1, P1, K1, P2 *, K1, P1, K1, P1, K4

Row 22: K5, P3, * K2, P3 *, K4

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Double Moss Section with Color A

Change to Color A

Knitting Chart Symbols of Knit and Purl Stitches by Studio Knit

Row 1: Knit All

Row 2: K4, P24, K4

Row 3: K4, * K2, P2 *, K4

Row 4: K4, * K2, P2 *, K4

Row 5: K4, * P2, K2 *, K4

Row 6: K4, * P2, K2 *, K4

Rows 7: K4, * K2, P2 *, K4

Rows 8: K4, * K2, P2 *, K4

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Tile Squares Section with Color C

Change to Color C

Knitting Chart Symbols of Knit and Purl Stitches by Studio Knit

Row 1: Knit All

Row 2: K4, P24, K4

Rows 3: Knit All

Rows 4: K4, P4, * K1, P4 *, K4

Rows 5: Knit All

Rows 6: K4, P4, * K1, P4 *, K4

Rows 7: Knit All

Rows 8: Knit All

Rows 9: Knit All

Rows 10: K4, P4, * K1, P4 *, K4

Rows 11: Knit All

Rows 12: K4, P4, * K1, P4 *, K4

Rows 13: Knit All

Rows 14: Knit All

Rows 15: Knit All

Rows 16: K4, P4, * K1, P4 *, K4

Rows 17: Knit All

Rows 18: K4, P4, * K1, P4 *, K4

Rows 19: Knit All

Rows 20,: Knit All

Rows 21: Knit All

Rows 22: K4, P4, * K1, P4 *, K4

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Double Moss Section with Color A

Change to Color A

Knitting Chart Symbols of Knit and Purl Stitches by Studio Knit

Row 1: Knit All

Row 2: K4, P24, K4

Row 3: K4, * K2, P2 *, K4

Row 4: K4, * K2, P2 *, K4

Row 5: K4, * P2, K2 *, K4

Row 6: K4, * P2, K2 *, K4

Rows 7: K4, * K2, P2 *, K4

Rows 8: K4, * K2, P2 *, K4

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Diagonal Zigzag Section with Color D

Change to Color D

Knitting Chart Symbols of Knit and Purl Stitches by Studio Knit

Row 1: Knit All

Row 2: K4, P24, K4

Row 3: K4, * K1, P1, K1, P5 *, K4

Row 4: K4, * K5, P1, K1, P1 *, K4

Row 5: K4, * K1, P1, K5, P1 *, K4

Row 6: K4, * K1, P5, K1, P1 *, K4

Row 7: K4, * K1, P5, K1, P1 *, K4

Row 8: K4, * K1, P1, K5, P1 *, K4

Row 9: K4, * K5, P1, K1, P1 *, K4

Row 10: K4, * K1, P1, K1, P5 *, K4

Row 11: K4, * P4, K1, P1, K1, P1 *, K4

Row 12: K4, * K1, P1, K1, P1, K4 *, K4

Row 13: K4, * K3, P1, K1, P1, K2 *, K4

Row 14: K4, * P2, K1, P1, K1, P3 *, K4

Row 15: K4, * P2, K1, P1, K1, P3 *, K4

Row 16: K4, * K3, P1, K1, P1, K2 *, K4

Row 17: K4, * K1, P1, K1, P1, K4 *, K4

Row 18: K4, * P4, K1, P1, K1, P1 *, K4

Row 19: K4, * K1, P1, K1, P5 *, K4

Row 20: K4, * K5, P1, K1, P1 *, K4

Row 21: K4, * K1, P1, K5, P1 *, K4

Row 22: K4, * K1, P5, K1, P1 *, K4

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Double Moss Section with Color A

Change to Color A

Knitting Chart Symbols of Knit and Purl Stitches by Studio Knit

Row 1: Knit All

Row 2: K4, P24, K4

Row 3: K4, * K2, P2 *, K4

Row 4: K4, * K2, P2 *, K4

Row 5: K4, * P2, K2 *, K4

Row 6: K4, * P2, K2 *, K4

Rows 7: K4, * K2, P2 *, K4

Rows 8: K4, * K2, P2 *, K4

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Lattice Seed Section with Color E

Change to Color E

Knitting Chart Symbols of Knit and Purl Stitches by Studio Knit

Row 1 (Right Side): Knit All

Row 2 (Wrong Side): K4, P24, K4

Row 3: K4, * P12, K2, P10, * K4

Row 4: K14, P2, K16

Row 5: Knit All

Row 6: K5, P1, K1, * P2, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, * K4

Row 7: K5, * P1, K1, P1, K4, * P1, K5

Row 8: K5, P1, K1, * P2, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, * K4

Row 9: K5, * P1, K1, P1, K4, * P1, K5

Row 10: K5, P1, K1, * P2, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, * K4

Row 11: K5, * P1, K1, P1, K4, * P1, K5

Row 12: K7, P2, K12, P2, K9

Row 13: K4, P5, K2, P12, K2, P3, K4

Row 14: K4, P24, K4

Row 15: K4, * P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K2, * P1, K1, P1, K4

Row 16: K4, P1, K1, * P4, K1, P1, K1, * P1, K4

Row 17: K4, * P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K2, * P1, K1, P1, K4

Row 18: K4, P1, K1, * P4, K1, P1, K1, * P1, K4

Row 19: K4, * P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K2, * P1, K1, P1, K4

Row 20: K4, P1, K1, * P4, K1, P1, K1, * P1, K4

Row 21: K4, * P12, K2, P10, * K4

Row 22: K14, P2, K16
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Double Moss Section with Color A

Change to Color A

Knitting Chart Symbols of Knit and Purl Stitches by Studio Knit

Row 1: Knit All

Row 2: K4, P24, K4

Row 3: K4, * K2, P2 *, K4

Row 4: K4, * K2, P2 *, K4

Row 5: K4, * P2, K2 *, K4

Row 6: K4, * P2, K2 *, K4

Rows 7: K4, * K2, P2 *, K4

Rows 8: K4, * K2, P2 *, K4

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REPEAT SECTIONS ONE TIME:

Beaded Rib Section with Color B

through

Lattice Seed Section with Color E

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Finish in Double Moss Stitch with Color A

Change to Color A

Knitting Chart Symbols of Knit and Purl Stitches by Studio Knit

Row 1: Knit All

Row 2: K4, P24, K4

Row 3: K4, * K2, P2 *, K4

Row 4: K4, * K2, P2 *, K4

Row 5: K4, * P2, K2 *, K4

Row 6: K4, * P2, K2 *, K4

Row 7: K4, * K2, P2 *, K4

Row 8: K4, * K2, P2 *, K4

Row 9: K4, * P2, K2 *, K4

Row 10: K4, * P2, K2 *, K4

Row 11: K4, * K2, P2 *, K4

Row 12: K4, * K2, P2 *, K4

Row 13: K4, * P2, K2 *, K4

Row 14: K4, * P2, K2 *, K4

Row 15: Knit All

Row 16: Knit All

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Finishing Scarf

Cast Off

Weave-In Yarn Ends

Lightly Block to Shape

Yarn Tassels Optional

Notes

Repeat pattern between the * * asterisks

Knitting Techniques


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