Gallus Scarf is a long scarf with optional fringe at either end. It is constructed using german short rows, with an i-cord cast on, edging and cast off. Length can be altered by adding or removing repeats of section two. The sample is knitted in fingering weight yarn held double, but a single strand of DK weight yarn, or a strand of fingering or sport weight held with a strand of lace weight mohair or suri alpaca, could be substituted.

The word gallus is a Scots word meaning brazen, bold, unapologetic, unafraid, unashamed. The perfect fit for this statement accessory! Wrapped in your Gallus Scarf, may you feel powerful, audacious, and daring. May it give you the courage to be your fabulous unique self, to dance to the beat of your own drum, and to seek out those that love and support your fullest expression of self. Knit this blessing into every stitch for a cold season staple that empowers and emboldens you, for, truly, you deserve nothing less.

Pattern Specs


190cm/75” long
28cm/11” wide
Not inc. fringe


4.5mm/US 7 60cm/24” circular needle

Yarn & Gauge

(meterage includes 5% allowance)

Holst Supersoft (held double) - 574m/100g

Gauge: 19 stitches & 30 rows = 10cm/4” in garter stitch after blocking

C1: Amethyst - 336m/368yds
C2: Viola - 300m/328yds
C3: Ember - 300m/328yds
C4: Scots Pine - 300m/328yds
C5: Bleached White - 300m/328yds

DK Option - 225m/100g

Gauge: 20 stitches & 34 rows = 10cm/4” in garter stitch after blocking

C1: 170m/186yds
C2: 159m/174yds
C3: 159m/174yds
C4: 159m/174yds
C5: 159m/174yds

Yarn quantities do not include fringe.
Add an additional 30m/5g of all 5 colourways if fringe is desired.