Meowy Christmas Scarf MKAL by Lisa Hannan Fox

Meowy Christmas Scarf MKAL

September 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.

The Meowy Christmas MKAL will begin on October 19 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

The Meowy Christmas Scarf is a cheery double knit holiday scarf featuring images of cats along with other Christmas and winter scenes. It’s a perfect scarf to wear or gift while celebrating the merry (meowy) 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. It is similar in layout to A Purrfect Scare Halloween Scarf and Cat Season Scarf. The Christmas-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 white, red, and green: white for the main color, red for the first contrast color, and green for the second contrast color, but feel free to substitute your own merry 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 (white suggested).
  • Approximately 190 yards (174 m) of the first contrast color in fingering weight yarn (red suggested).
  • Approximately 285 yards (261 m) of the second contrast color in fingering weight yarn (green 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

The Meowy Christmas Scarf MKAL will begin on October 19 and run for 8 weeks with new clues sent each Thursday.

Week 1: October 19
Week 2: October 26
Week 3: November 2
Week 4: November 9
Week 5: November 16
Week 6: November 23
Week 7: November 30
Week 8: December 7

Please note that prior to October 19, 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 October 19 when the MKAL starts, with new clues sent every Thursday. The full pattern will be released on the last week of the MKAL on December 7.

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 December 14 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 December 7. 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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