Noro Kureyon knit in a long, thin strip gives a nice color gradient. This scarf combines that long strip with solid borders of slipped garter ribbing for a handsome scarf.

The length of the scarf is determined by the length of the strip of Noro and can be as long or short as desired. Yardage for the Cascade is based on knitting two full skeins of Kureyon at the given gauge. The width of the solid borders can be altered as well.

Skills required: long-tail cast-on, picking up stitches in a slipped stitch edge (easy!), slipping stitches

Finished measurements: approximately 17 by 152.5 cm (easily modified)

Gauge: 18 stitches and 36 rows to 10 cm of lightly blocked garter stitch

Note: Though conversions to the metric system have been made on this page for your convenience, the pattern itself uses American measurements.


  • Knitting pattern for simple, colorful scarf that uses long color runs to their best advantage
  • Suitable for advanced beginners

Materials you need at home:

  • Two skeins of Noro Kureyon (101 m per skein)
  • One skein of Cascade 220 (201 m per skein)
  • 4.0 mm/US 6 needles, or size needed to obtain gauge. A circular needle with a cable 80 cm or longer works best to accommodate all the stitches while working the solid borders
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
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Laura Aylor

If ‘knitting designer’ had been one of the job choices for those aptitude tests they give you in high school, I wouldn’t have spent so many years trying to decide what I wanted to be when I grew up. My best subject in high school was math; my best classes in college were logic, drawing, and a commercial art class. After careers in computer programming/analysis and child-rearing, knit design snuck up on me, but I think it’s the perfect use of my odd skill set! I love every step of the process, from figuring out how to actually make what I’ve envisioned to putting the finishing touches on a pattern, not to mention all the knitting that comes in between!

I also love reading and hiking and spending time on Brier Island in Nova Scotia every summer.

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