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Stash Buster Scarf Knitting Pattern

This stash buster, multi coloured scarf, is a fun knitting idea for using up yarn leftovers and bits and pieces from your stash.

You can use any double knitting/8 ply yarn to knit this wonderful, easy to knit, colourful stash buster scarf. Use a mixture of self patterning and plain yarn to get the same effect as the one in the photo. You need one pair of 4mm circular needles to make the scarf.

You can find this pattern in my (very inexpensive) book which is available on Amazon Fast, Fun and Easy: 15 Simple Knitting Patterns. Please do check it out šŸ™‚

I would also recommend having a look at out the self patterning double knitting yarns (affiliate link) on the Lovecraft Website if you are fan of multi coloured yarn. Most of the yarn that went into this scarf was bought there – this website distributes some really unusual yarns all around the world.

How to knit the stash buster scarf

To knit this super fun stash buster scarf, choose your first colour, cast on 100 stitches on your circular knitting needles, and knit round and round. Basically, you are going to knit a long tube. This keeps the fabric flat and really makes the patterns ping out.

Keep on knitting your scarf in this was until you get bored, cut the yarn, add in another yarn, and repeat. Think about what colour would look nice next, build up a beautiful patterned, colourful scarf, exactly to your taste. Vary the lengths of the colour blocks, make some short, some long. You can use the photo here as a rough guide.

You will see that the design in this scarf includes a cute rainbow. To achieve this look, simply knit 2 rows each of the colours of the rainbow. I think this is a lovely touch in the middle of the randomness of the scarf.

The bits of yarn that you cut don’t need weaving in at the end, they are hidden inside the tube.

Knit the scarf as long as you would like. I like scarves to be 2m long. Cast off, then then sew up theses at the two ends. The scarf shown here is finished with a single crochet border using a 4mm hook, but you don’t have to do that. You could add tassels or pompoms, add a blanket stitch detail or just leave plain.

Then wear your amazing colourful stash buster scarf, and feel warm and happy that you have a unique and wonderful, colourful garment that will be really admired. The scarf is really warm too, because it includes two layers of fabric.

This is a similar design, the cowl version of the scarf. You can find the free knitting pattern for the awesome cowl version of the stash buster scarf by clicking here.

Thank you for reading, I hope you have enjoying learning how to knit a simple multi coloured stash buster scarf!

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