Archer Scarf & Shawl - hand knitting pattern

Gradients transition along a long arrow shape for a fun scarf or dramatic wrap. Two ombré colourways are worked in a simple intarsia pattern. Tassels dangle from each of the corners.

Originally designed for an ombré wool yarn and it would be equally effective in a plant-based fibre.

The scarf size uses one ball each of two different colourways and the shawl size requires two balls each. Plan the direction you want each colourway to progress. You many need to begin with the centre of one ball and the outside of the other.

For the larger shawl, join the second ball of each colour beginning with the same colour as the first ball finished. Because there will be an excess of this colour in the centre of the shawl, the tassels should be made from this colour.

Instructions are included for maximizing your yarn with the help of a digital scale.


  • Illustrated knitting pattern
  • Metric and imperial measurements
  • Scarf size 12 x 67" / 30 x 170 cm
  • Shawl size 21 x 85" / 53.5 x 216 cm

Materials you need at home:

  • 430 (860) yd / 395 (790) m each of MC and CC
  • Shown here: Freia Fine Handpaints Ombré Shawl Ball Merino Fingering
  • 4.5 mm (US 7) needles
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle
  • Digital scale (optional)
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Holli Yeoh

A Holli Yeoh pattern is sure to offer something to learn, as well as a casually elegant aesthetic. Interesting techniques and clear instructions—developed from years of teaching and pattern writing experience—ensure a rewarding knit with beautiful results. Her work has appeared in industry leading publications including Vogue Knitting, Interweave Press, and Amirisu, as well as in her website (holli and in her book Tempest, published in collaboration with SweetGeorgia Yarns.

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