Cozy knitting for the cool fall temps

Happy Hump Day! I’m very glad you are joining me today at TU living. The cool weather of October has me in the mood to knit. The idea of a cozy soft scarf under a fall jacket or with a sweatshirt has inspired me to share a VERY simple yet sophisticated knit scarf with you today. So grab your knitting needles and read on…

Are you going to create this scarf along with me? I hope so! It’s time to gather all of the needed supplies and get started. Just a quick FYI- technically it’s a ‘shawl’.


  • One cake of Caron Cakes yarn. Only available at Michaels stores.
  • Size 8mm knitting needles - Either straight or circular needles
  • Pattern for the ‘Step it up shawl’—see below
  • Measuring tape
  • A darning needle to weave in ends

The directions to create the scarf can often be found on the underside of the yarn label that is wrapped around each cake of yarn. If you would like to use your own yarn, you can find the pattern I used to complete the scarf here.

The Caron Cakes yarn come in 36 colors, and all of them are amazing combinations of coordinating colors. The color I chose for this scarf is Blackberry Mousse. (Shh...Here’s a secret I also bought cakes of Blueberry Muffin and Pumpkin Spice!)

To knit this simple yet sophisticated scarf simply follow the pattern. The pattern suggests knitting a sample swatch to check the gauge. I skipped this step as I have been knitting long enough to know my gauge will be correct. If you’re new to knitting, I would suggest taking the time to do it!

Take your time when you begin and soon you will have the ten row pattern repeat memorized. I have been knitting at night while spending time with my husband and while visiting with friends during the day. I estimate it took me 20 hours to knit the scarf.

One more quick FYI. This yarn contains 20% wool, so please be aware of any wool allergies when creating this scarf for yourself or as a gift.

Share your knitting projects with us on the TU living Facebook (@TUliving.Kathy) or Instagram and Twitter (@TU_living). I would love to find some inspiration from your knitting projects for holiday gifts!