Colours of Autumn scarf

Yarn pack for Colours of Autumn scarf

Colours of Autumn is worked, as traditionally, in the round, starting with a provisional cast-on. The stitches of each of the open ends, at the bottom and at the top of the scarf, are separately grafted together, to make a reversible scarf.

The colours in this scarf were inspired by memories of autumn leaves. The allover diced pattern has one motif on the lighter diamonds and six different motifs on the darker diamonds. The pattern colours really glow against the warm dark-brown background.

You will also need the Colours of Autumn pattern from Fair Isle Knitting and Design.

See below for further details.


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The yarn pack contains sufficient Shetland Spindrift yarn, from Jamieson’s of Shetland, to knit one Colours of Autumn scarf. You will also require a copy of Fair Isle Knitting and Design for the pattern.

Other useful information

Gauge | Tension

32 sts and 32 rounds to 10 cm | 4 in over stranded colourwork stocking stitch after washing and blocking.

Needles & Accessories

Always use a needle size that will result in the correct tension after washing and blocking the knitted fabric. Suggested needle sizes are:

3.25 mm | UK 10 | US 3 needles (or size needed to obtain gauge) suitable for your preferred method of knitting small circumferences.
3.5 mm | UK 9 | US 4 crochet hook for working the crochet provisional cast-on.
Lockable stitch marker, for marking the start of the round.
Smooth waste yarn for working the crochet provisional cast-on.
Blunt-ended yarn or tapestry needle for working Kitchener Stitch and weaving in yarn ends.
Blocking wires (optional)

Sample details

The Colours of Autumn scarf is shown knitted in Shetland Spindrift from Jamieson’s of Shetland (4-ply; 100% Shetland wool; 105 m | 115 yds per 25 g skein), in the following colours:

Yarn A: Chestnut 577.
Yarn B: Ginger 462.
Yarn C: Peat 198.
Yarn D: Amber 478.
Yarn E: Pumpkin 470.


Finished width: 17 cm | 6¾ in.
Finished length: 157 cm | 62 in.

Skills required

Crochet provisional cast-on, stranding and weaving in yarns.

Tutorials in book

  • Stranding with a) one yarn held in each hand, b) both yarns held in the left hand, and c) both yarns held in the right hand.
  • Weaving in with a) one yarn held in each hand, b) with both yarns held in the left hand, and c) both yarns held in the right hand.
  • Crochet provisional cast-on method.
  • Kitchener stitch.

Published June 2020 in Fair Isle Knitting and Design.

Designer: Nicki Merrall.
Sample knitter: Linda Hearn.
Tech editor: Amelia Hodsdon.

Additional information

Weight 420 g
Dimensions 36 × 26 × 6 cm


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