October Afternoons Beginner Knit Scarf Pattern

Enjoy a latte on a crisp autumn day wrapped up in this scarf.

The October Afternoons Scarf is one of this year’s essentials. Made with soft and cushiony yarn, it also features reversible ribbed cables and eye-catching fringe. Use it to dress up a jeans-and-t-shirt outfit or add some warmth to a dress.

Skill Level: Beginner

Size: 9½” wide (at widest point) x 71” long

Gauge: 20 sts and 26 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Garter St


Yarn: Rooster Almerino DK (50% Merino Wool, 50% Baby Alpaca; 124 yards [113 meters]/50 grams): Hazelnut, 6 balls

Needles: US size 7 (4.5 mm): straight

Notions: Tapestry needle; (optional) removable markers; cable needle; crochet hook (to attach fringe)


C12B: Sl 6 sts on cable needle (cn), hold at back, K1, P1 Rib over next 6 sts from LH needle, K1, P1 Rib over next 6 sts from cn.

Special Stitches

K1, P1 Rib

Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end.

Rep Row 1 for patt.

Pattern Notes

You can make this item without the fringe; just work a plain knit row at beginning and end instead of the eyelet rows.


CO 60 sts.

Begin Eyelet Edge

Rows 1-2: Knit.

Row 3: K1, *yo, k2tog, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2tog.

Row 4: Knit. If using markers, place them every 12 sts on this row.

Scarf Body

Row 1: K12, (k1, p1) 6 times, k12, (k1, p1) 6 times, k12.

Rows 2-8: Rep Row 1.

Row 9: K12, C12B, k12, C12B, k12.

Rows 10-16: Rep Rows 2-8.

Row 17: (K1, p1) 6 times, k12, (k1, p1) 6 times, k12, (k1, p1) 6 times.

Rows 18-24: Rep Row 17.

Row 25: C12B, k12, C12B, k12, C12B.

Rows 26-32: Rep Rows 18-24.

Rep Rows 1-32, 13 more times, then rep Rows 1-16 once more.

End Eyelet Edge

Row 1: Knit, removing markers.

Row 2: K1, *yo, k2tog, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2tog.

Rows 3-4: Knit.

BO all sts.


Weave in ends and block to measurements. Don’t try to block the ends or sides straight; let the natural wavy edge of the fabric show.

Add fringe

Using remaining yarn, cut 80 lengths of yarn each 12” long. For each tassel, fold two lengths in half and use a crochet hook to pull the folded end through the eyelets at each end of the wrap. Pass the ends of the yarn through the loop and pull to secure each tassel. If necessary, trim each tassel so all the strands are the same length.

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