Knit This Pretty Garter Stitch Summer Scarf In Cool Cottons

This scarf is so quick and easy to make you will have one whipped up in no time at all.  The pattern is knitted entirely in garter stitch making it a perfect project for beginner knitters.  Made in the prettiest, softest cotton yarn by Stylecraft, it feels like butter around your neck and the gorgeous colours in this self-striping yarn will add a pop of colour to any outfit.  It really is so fast to make, cast on now and you could have this pretty scarf in just a few hours.

Savannah Canyon Scarf

Pretty garter stitch knitted scarf in pretty colours.  Pink, peach, orange, and red.

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One 100g ball Stylecraft Savannah

5mm (8 US) needles   I love my Knit Pro Symphonie needles

Darning needle






Not essential for this project


When made with recommended yarn -

Length approx. 145cm (57 inches)

Width 10cm (4 inches)



K – knit

K2tog – knit 2 together

Yo – yarn over

St(s) – stitch(es)

Kfb – knit in both front & back of st

A ball of Savannah cotton aran yarn by stylecraft in colour Canyon
Savannah Yarn by Stylecraft

About the yarn:  Stylecraft Savanna is a super soft, self-striping, aran weight yarn.  It is 100% cotton and each 100g ball is approx. 165m (180yds).  Any aran weight yarn may be used for this pattern.  You can even experiment with different yarn weights if you wish, just use the needle size recommended on the yarn ball band.  Scarf shown is knitted in colourway Canyon.

Other notes:  The size of your scarf may be easily adjusted.  When working increases and decreases you may not always be able to do them exactly in the centre, do not worry this is ok, if there are 2 stitches in the centre just pick one.  If you are working from just one ball of yarn, it may be wise to weigh your project after finishing the increases.  This way you know exactly how much yarn you need to save for the decreases.

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Cast on 5 sts and k 2 rows.


Row 1 k2, yo, k1, yo, k2 (7sts)

Row 2 k

Row 3 k2, yo, k to last 2 sts, yo, k2 (9sts)

Row 4 k

Row 5 k2, yo, k1, kfb, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k1 (10sts)

Row 6 k

Row 7 k2, yo, k to last 5 sts (and at the same increase 1 st, kfb in centre of row), k2tog, yo, k2tog, k1.

Row 8 k


Repeat last 2 rows until you have a total of 20 sts or desired width.


Main Body of Scarf

Row 1 k2, yo, k to last 5 sts, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k1

Row 2 k

These two rows form pattern, continue in pattern until scarf measures approx. 135cm (53 inches) or desired length.



Row 1 k2, yo, k to last 5 sts (at the same time decrease, k2tog in centre of row), k2tog, yo, k2tog, k1

Row 2 k


Repeat last 2 rows until 8sts remain.


Final rows

Row 1 k2tog, yo, k2tog x2, yo, k2tog

Row 2 k2, k2tog, k2 (5sts)

Row 3 k

 Cast off and weave in ends.  Lightly block if required.

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  1. That self-striping yarn is beautiful and so is your scarf pattern! I love the softly pointing shape of the ends!

    1. Thanks Sandra, I do love that yarn, it's so soft and comes in so many lovely colours. I love the way self-striping yarns take away all the colour choosing deliberation, it can some times take me forever to choose colours...


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