Winter Sunset Tie Dye Scarf

Tie dye is back and we wanted to get in on the fun. While there are a variety of painted and variegated yarns that provide a “tie dye” effect when knitted up, this scarf is different. What makes this scarf special is that it’s actually tie dyed! Knit the simple scarf first, then tie dye it using traditional twisting and tying techniques. The result is a scarf that is uniquely yours.

Time:  Weekend Project

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 96” / [244 cm] long x 16” / [41 cm] wide

Gauge: 26 sts and 32 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking

21 sts = 4” [10 cm] in eyelet stitch pattern after wet blocking, unstretched

(Row gauge will vary based on the needle size and is less critical for the project)


Yarn: Sunrays Creations Avya Yarn (100% Merino; 300 yards [275 meters]/100 grams): Undyed/Natural (2 balls)

Needles: US size 7 (4.5 mm) 24” straight or circular

Notions: Tapestry needle, thread to tie the scarf, food colors for dyeing

Pattern Notes

Winter Sunset Tie Dye Scarf is knit from one end to the other on the bias. The pattern is simple and mindless and beginner friendly.


CO 86 sts, using the long tail cast on.

Setup Row 1: K2, kfb, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

Setup Row 2: Knit.

Row 1 (RS): K2, kfb, *yo, k2tog; rep from * to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

Row 2: Knit.

Rows 3-10: Rep last two rows 4 more times.

Row 11 (RS): K2, kfb, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

Row 12: Knit.

Rep last 12 rows a total of 30 times, ending last repeat with Row 11.

BO sts on the WS very loosely.


Weave in all ends.

Follow the tie dye article and dye your scarf.

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