Knit the Rainbow Scarf

Capture the colors of the rainbow with this colorful scarf. This design is knit using a gradient set of minis and a solid color. The scarf can be worn as a long loop to show off the gradient effect, or doubled to wear as an extra cozy accessory.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 5” wide x 40” loop circumference

Gauge: 32 sts and 28 rows = 4” [10 cm] St st in the round after wet blocking.

Note: gauge is not critical for this project.


Super fine weight yarnYarn: The Knitting Goddess UK 4ply BFL & Nylon (75% Wool, 25% Nylon; 432 yards [395 meters]/100 grams): Undyed Cream (MC, 1 skein), Mixed Mini Skein set (CC, 24x5g mini skeins). Note: If preferred, you may substitute with The Knitting Goddess 12x10g mini skein set in Printer Ink Shades.

Needles: US size 4 (3.5mm) 9” circular, a second US 4 or smaller 9” circular needle for grafting

Notions: Tapestry needle, 1 stitch marker, US size E/4 crochet hook, waste yarn for Provisional CO.

Pattern notes

Beginning with a Provisional CO, the scarf is worked in the round using a simple stranded knitting chart. After 24 repeats of the chart, the ends are grafted together to create a loop.


Using waste yarn and Provisional CO method, CO 84 sts. Pm and join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist.

Rnd 1 (RS): With MC, introduce first CC and work chart, repeating chart to end of rnd.

Rep this rnd until all 12 rows of chart are complete.

Introduce next CC and rep from *.

Cont in this way until all 24 CCs have been worked or Scarf is desired length. Do not BO.


Turn Scarf inside out and weave in CC ends.

Turn Scarf right side out, unzip Provisional CO and return live sts to second needle. Using MC and aligning pattern carefully, graft ends of scarf together with Kitchener stitch.

Tie MC ends in a knot and thread through to the inside of the Scarf.

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