A Purrfect Scare Halloween Scarf MKAL by Lisa Hannan Fox

A Purrfect Scare Halloween Scarf MKAL

July 2023
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
33 stitches and 39 rows = 4 inches
in Double knitting with larger needles
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
935 yards (855 m)
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What is a Mystery Knit a Long (MKAL)? An MKAL is when the pattern is broken up into a series of clues or parts. What the final piece looks like is a mystery until all the parts have been received.

A Purrfect Scare Halloween Scarf MKAL will begin on August 17 and run for 8 weeks with new clues sent each Thursday. Additionally, participants in the MKAL will be entered into a drawing (read more below).

About the Pattern

A Purrfect Scare Halloween Scarf is a fun double knit spooky scarf showcasing images of cats along with other Halloween creatures and scenes. It’s purrfect for celebrating the spooktacular holiday!

Double knit, the scarf is designed for three colors (a main color and two contrasting colors) and is fully reversible, featuring opposite color schemes on each side. The design is similar in layout to my Cat Season Scarf but with no repeated sections. The Halloween-themed sections alternate contrasting colors while the main color is used throughout. You can also stick with the traditional two-color scarf if you prefer.

The suggested colors are black, white, and orange: black for the main color, white for the first contrast color, and orange for the second contrast color, but feel free to substitute your own spooky color combinations! Solid colors will work best due to the alternating color combinations in the design.

Instructions are included for the double knitting technique. The finished size of the scarf is approximately 70 inches (178 cm) in length and 5.5 inches (14 cm) in width.


  • Size 2 US (2.75 mm) needles.
  • Size 1 US (2.25 mm) needles (optional for a neater cast on edge).
  • Approximately 460 yards (421 m) of the main color in fingering weight yarn (black suggested).
  • Approximately 190 yards (174 m) of the first contrast color in fingering weight yarn (white suggested).
  • Approximately 285 yards (261 m) of the second contrast color in fingering weight yarn (orange suggested).
  • Needle to weave in ends.

Note: If you prefer to use only two colors for the scarf, you’ll need approximately 460 yards (421 m) each of both colors.

About the MKAL

A Purrfect Scare Halloween Scarf MKAL will begin on August 17 and run for 8 weeks with new clues sent each Thursday.

Week 1: August 17
Week 2: August 24
Week 3: August 31
Week 4: September 7
Week 5: September 14
Week 6: September 21
Week 7: September 28
Week 8: October 5

Please note that prior to August 17, you will only receive information about the pattern, such as yarn and gauge, and not the full instructions. The first clue will be sent on August 17 when the MKAL starts, with new clues sent every Thursday. The full pattern will be released on the last week of the MKAL on October 5.

If you are new to double knitting, I recommend trying out the technique before the MKAL starts. Try a double knit dishcloth, such as my Cat Playtime Potholder pattern or any of my other free double knit patterns.

Join or visit the Nifty Knitter Designs group on Ravelry to see progress photos of what the scarf should look like during the MKAL, share your project photos with other knitters, or discuss any of my other patterns.

Enter to WIN!
Any knitter who creates a project on Ravelry with pictures of their scarf and completes at least 50% of the scarf by the time the MKAL finishes on October 12 will be entered into a drawing. Three lucky winners will get $10 to spend in my Ravelry store.

For spoiler reasons, please do not use project photos as the first photo in your project until the final MKAL clue has been released on October 5. You can use the MKAL image from the Ravelry pattern page or a picture of your yarn or even a photo of your favorite cat. :smiley:

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