“Shading” Version for Fall

Shading reversible scarf


I recently participated in a KAL where the challenge was to use multiple colors of yarn to created a “fade” effect. I immediately thought of my pattern “Shading” from my book Reversible Scarves: Curing the Wrong Side Blues. Juniper Moon’s luscious alpaca yarn, Herriot was incredibly soft and nice to work with!

I used 8 different shades to “fade” from deep red to a subtle dark green. I’ll have plenty left over to make mittens and a hat. You can see the color progression here:

Shading close up


The garter stitch pattern paired with the lofty baby alpaca yarn makes for a very warm and inviting scarf. I love how soft it is around my neck!

Shading reversible scarf


The scarf is work lengthwise, with the yarn cut at the end of each row to use to make fringe. I cut the fringe to 7″ lengths – it looks balanced with the rest of the scarf.

Shading fringe

What I rediscovered making this reversible scarf is that it is so versatile! It would be easy to make this for any season, using thicker or thinner yarn depending on the weather. It’s fun to choose colors that will blend the way you like and to adjust the number of rows you knit to create just the right width.