As we tiptoe out of winter and creep softly into spring, stay warm, but not weighted down, with our lofty Jasmine Scarf. Each row you knit cultivates columns of caliper cables, like a budding vine, mimicking the world’s awakening.

Jasmine Scarf | Purl Soho

Caught smack between the seasons, we picked our incredibly soft and gently rustic Flax Down, a beautiful blend of baby alpaca, extra fine merino and linen. In Heirloom White, these climbing cables glow with fresh life! Happy spring to all! -Laura

Update: New Color!

MAY 2016

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Purl Soho welcomes six gorgeous new colors to our Flax Down palette! We used one, Rose Granite, to knit up our classic Jasmine Scarf. Complex and mysterious, the effect is absolutely intriguing!

Designed by Purl Soho designer, Laura Ferguson.

Share your progress and connect with the community by tagging your pics with #PurlSoho, #PurlSohoBusyHands, #PurlSohoJasmineScarf, and #PurlSohoFlaxDown. We can’t wait to see what you make!


Jasmine Scarf | Purl Soho
  • 3 (4) skeins of Purl Soho’s Flax Down, 43% baby alpaca, 42% extra fine merino, 15% linen. Each skein is 219 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 657 (876) yards required. We used the color Heirloom White. (NOTE: We no longer offer Flax Down, but choose from one of our other light worsted/dk weight yarns.)
  • US 6 (4 mm) straight or circular needles


24 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette stitch


Finished Dimensions: 9 ½ inches wide x 60 (80) inches long


This pattern is worked over a multiple of 13 + 9 stitches, for example 13 x 5 = 65. 65 + 9 = 74.


Begin in Stockinette Stitch

Cast on 74 stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.

Row 1 (wrong side): Purl.

Row 2: Knit.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 two more times.

Continue in Stitch Pattern

Row 1 (wrong side): P6, [p1 wrapping yarn twice, p8, p1 wrapping yarn twice, P3] 5 times, purl to end. [10 stitches increased]

Row 2: K6, [drop twice-wrapped stitch off needle to front of work, k4, pick up dropped stitch and knit it, slip 4 stitches purlwise with yarn in back (wyib), drop twice-wrapped stitch off needle to front of work, slip the same 4 stitches back to left-hand needle, pick up dropped stitch and knit it, k7] 5 times, knit to end. [10 stitches decreased]

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until scarf measures 59 (79) inches from cast on edge, or until approximately 3/4 inches shy of desired finished length.

Continue in Stockinette Stitch

Row 1 (wrong side): Purl.

Row 2: Knit.

Repeat Row 1 and 2 one more time.

Repeat Row 1.

Bind off knitwise.


Weave in ends and block as desired.

Jasmine Scarf | Purl Soho