House Colors Chevron Scarf

As I’ve said over and over again, I just love a quick and easy knit!  My new House Colors Chevron Scarf, in Fleece Artist’s Coraline, really fits the bill.

Warm and cozy!
Warm and cozy!

Whether you want to express love for a school, sports team, or fictional magical house, this scarf will let you wear your colors proudly, and in warm, cozy style.  The pattern itself is just a single row, knit over and over, to create the chevron shape.  In just a few evenings, you’ll be able to wrap you or a special someone in a bulky scarf hug.

This generously proportioned scarf measures approximately 8″ x 72″, and looks great on teens and adults.  It can be adjusted by knitting more or fewer garter ridges in each section.  It can also be scaled down for kids by substituting a lighter weight yarn and appropriate needles, making the scarf both narrower and shorter.


  • Fleece Artist Coraline, 100% Corriedale Wool, 112.5m/125g; 2 skeins color A and 2 skeins color B.  Sample scarf uses Amber and Tourmaline.
  • US 10 straight or circular needles
  • Darning needle

The scarf is knit in 3 sections.  Section 1 is knit exclusively with color A, Section 2 alternating color A and color B every other garter ridge, and Section 3 exclusively in color B.

Section 1: 
With color A, CO 36 sts.  Continue working in color A until Section 2.

Row 1: Sl1, kfb, k15, k2tog, k to end of row.  Turn.

Repeat this row until you have 49 garter stitch ridges.

Section 2:

Ridge 1: in color B, work Row 1 twice.

Ridge 2: in color A, work Row 1 twice.

In order to hide color changes, when you slip the first stitch of the row, let unused color hang in the FRONT of the work, and continue on with the row in the correct color.  When you reach a color change row again, both colors should be hanging in FRONT.  Be sure that you do not pull the first stitch of a color change row too tightly.

Repeat for a total of 48 garter ridges.

Section 3:

With color B, work Row 1 until you have 49 garter stitch ridges.

Bind off loosely.  Weave in ends.  Block gently.  The remainder of the yarn can be used to make tassels or pompoms for the ends of the scarf.

Go, team, go!
Go, team, go!