Wool Week day 5: Knit a colour block scarf

How to make a colour block scarf

Add a playful touch to grown up outfits with Ayda Algin’s just-for-us scarf in peach, pistachio and grey. If you need more winter wardrobe makes and inspiration, remember to pick up the latest copy of Mollie Makes or subscribe!

Keep cosy in a playful pom pom scarf that’ll add an unexpected pop of colour to your winter outfits. The combination of pistachio, peach and grey creates a fun palette that’s just the right side of grown up, without being dull.

Make it as a Christmas present and switch the colours to suit your recipient’s taste – any aran weight yarn will work fine. Vary the length by casting off at the end of an earlier block.


  • Alize Lanagold yarn, 100g/240m per ball, 49% wool /51% acrylic, one ball each in Grey Melange (21), Peachy (648), Pistachio (193) and Green Melange (567) (for pom poms) or similar aran weight yarn
  • 5.5mm (UK 5, US 9) straight knitting needles
  • Tapestry needle
  • Pom pom maker, approx. 8cm (3 18“) diameter
  • Scissors


Approx. 18 stitches and 20 rows over pattern to 10cm (4″) square

Abbreviations (UK)

st(s) stitch(es)

k knit

p purl


This pattern uses seed (or moss) stitch which is a simple textured pattern that’s very easy to create. The stitch pattern lies flat and looks the same on both sides, which is great for a scarf. One of the simplest ways to make a scarf or shawl is to use a simple texture stitch pattern that doesn’t curl.

How to make the scarf

Using Grey Melange cast on 35 sts

Row 1 *k1, p1, repeat from * to last st, k1

How to knit a colour block scarf

Repeat Row 1 until your scarf is 50cm (19¾”) in length

How to knit a colour block scarf

Change to second colour (Peachy)

At the beginning of the next row and repeat the pattern until your scarf is 80cm (31½”) long

Change to third colour (Pistachio) and continue in this way, changing colour in the following sequence: Peachy at 130cm (1.3yrd); Grey Melange at 160cm (1.6yrd), and finishing at 210cm (2yrd)

Cast off in pattern

Making the pom poms

You need six pom poms, three for each end of the scarf

Using the Green Melange yarn, follow the instructions on your pom pom maker and use the same colour of yarn to tie the centre, leaving a long enough tail to sew the pom poms to the scarf ends

How to knit a colour block scarf

Sew the pom poms onto the ends of the scarf at equal distances, using the image as a guide

Weave in all ends


Ada AlginAbout Ayda Algin

Ayda lives in Istanbul and works full time as an engineer, part time as a blogger on cafenoHut, where she shares interior design ideas, inspiring photography, recipes and DIY craft projects. She has recently released a book, Made For Baby, which features sewing projects designed for little ones.



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