Knitters are not, by nature, satisfied with standing by and simply admiring yarn. We want to commune with yarn, to imprint upon yarn, to celebrate yarn. If we could, we’d eat yarn! These feelings are what compelled me to pull together seven strands of Purl Soho’s Line Weight into one brand new bulky weight merino. It may not be edible, but it does fulfill that desire to throw a yarn party!
Our big and toasty Confetti Scarf is easy enough for beginners and quick enough for a beautiful last-minute gift. Indulge yourself in the true fun of knitting! -Whitney
Designed by Purl Soho designer, Whitney Van Nes.
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- 7 skeins of Purl Soho’s Line Weight, 100% merino, in 4 colors (see below). Each skein is 494 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 3450 yards required.
- US 15 (10 mm) straight or circular needles
Here are eight colorway ideas, including the one knit up here!
LEMONADE: 1 skein of Line Weight in Ochre Yellow, Yellow Yellow and Super Pink + 4 skeins of Heirloom White
LAMPLIGHT: 1 skein of Line Weight in Gray Fig, Sea Salt and Yellow Yellow + 4 skeins of Heirloom White
SKETCHBOOK: 1 skein of Line Weight in Dark Loam, Toasted Charcoal and Sea Salt + 4 skeins of Heirloom White
WINTERGREEN: 1 skein of Line Weight in Black Green, Green Turquoise and Peacock Blue + 4 skeins of Heirloom White
DELPHINIUM: 1 skein of Line Weight in Peacock Blue, Dragonfly Blue and Super Pink + 4 skeins of Heirloom White
FIREWORKS: 1 skein of Line Weight in Paprika Red, Red Zinnia and Dragonfly Blue + 4 skeins of Heirloom White
CHIMNEY: 1 skein of Line Weight in Paprika Red, Red Zinnia and Storm Gray + 4 skeins of Heirloom White
BITTERSWEET: 1 skein of Line Weight in Paprika Red, Red Zinnia and Clementine Orange + 4 skeins of Heirloom White
11 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, holding one of each yarn together
Finished Dimensions: 16 inches x 74 inches
For this pattern you will pull one strand from each of the seven skeins of yarn. This means, of course, that you will be knitting with seven strands of yarn at once, which may sound harder than it is! You don’t need to worry about organizing the yarns; it’s okay if they twist and cross. You just need to make sure that you wrap all 7 strands around the needle and that the needle picks up all 7 strands when you pull a stitch through, but since the strands tend to cling to each other, that’s easy!
Another note… Since this scarf is in stockinette stitch, it will inevitably curl into a tube. It’s quite a wide scarf, so it won’t be a tight tube, but you can definitely expect some curling. We think that’s part of the beauty!
Cast on 44 stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.
Row 1: Purl.
Row 2: Knit.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until you nearly run out of yarn, ending with Row 1. (Since skein lengths vary slightly, one color will probably run out a little before the others, so keep an eye out!)
Bind off loosely in knit stitch.
Weave in the ends and you’re done!