The Hill House scarf was inspired by the high-back chairs designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for The Hill House, the house which he designed and furnished for the publisher Walter Blackie. It is double-knit, making it completely reversible and extra cosy.

The pattern requires a total of 440 yards of yarn, 220 yards in each of two colours.


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Finished measurements

The scarf shown is 4.5” (11.5cm) wide by 45” (114cm) long.


30 stitches × 38 rows = 4” (10cm) in unblocked garter stitch.

28 stitches × 36 rows = 4” (10cm) in blocked garter stitch.

For the squares to be square when the scarf is finished, your blocked gauge needs to have a 4:6 stitches to row ratio.


220yd / 201m of fingering weight / 4 ply yarn in two contrasting colours.

Suggested yarn:

  • Malabrigo Sock [100% merino wool; 440yd/402m per 100g skein]; main
    colour: Chocolate Amargo, ½ skein; contrasting colour: Natural, ½ skein.

2.75mm (US 2) straight or circular needles

Tapestry needle