By swapping our thinnest yarn for our two thickest yarns, we transformed the subtlety of our Color Dipped Hats into something explosive for our Color Dipped Scarves! There is wildness and adventure in these jumbo Fisherman’s Ribs, rising up at the peaks and crashing together in the valleys.

Color Dipped Scarves | Purl Soho

In our Super Soft Merino version, the corrugated stripes burst with Super Pink glow, and in our Gentle Giant version, soft Winter Bark brown interlocks with Heirloom White in a snowy forest of subtle color. Both bring their own drama… and warmth!

Color Dipped Scarves | Purl Soho

With winter around the corner, grab some big yarn, some big needles, and make some big fun with your own Color Dipped Scarf! –Laura

Color Dipped Scarves | Purl Soho

Materials

For the pink and white scarf we used…

  • Main Color (MC): 4 skeins of Purl Soho’s Super Soft Merino, 100% merino wool. This is the color Heirloom White.
  • Contrast Color (CC): 1 skein of Purl Soho’s Super Soft Merino, 100% merino wool. This is the color Super Pink.
  • US 13 circular needles, any length

For the brown and white scarf we used…

  • Main Color (MC): 4 skeins of Purl Soho’s Gentle Giant, 100% merino wool. This is the color Heirloom White.
  • Contrast Color (CC): 1 skein of Purl Soho’s Gentle Giant, 100% merino wool. This is the color Winter Bark.
  • US 17 circular needles, any length

Gauge

In Super Soft Merino:

9 stitches = 4 inches in stitch pattern

In Gentle Giant:

5 ½ stitches = 4 inches in stitch pattern

Sizes

Pink and white scarf made in Super Soft Merino:

9 ½ inches wide x 82 inches long

Brown and white scarf made in Gentle Giant:

8 inches wide x 82 inches long

Notes

Slip Stitches

Slip all slipped stitches purlwise, unless otherwise indicated.

Working into the stitch below

k1b [knit one below]: Insert the tip of the right needle into the stitch below the next stitch from front to back, knit normally (wrapping the yarn around the needle and pulling it back through the stitch below) and let the stitch above fall from the left needle.

p1b [purl one below]: Insert the tip of the right needle into the stitch below the next stitch from back to front, purl normally (wrapping the yarn around the needle and pulling it back through the stitch below) and let the stitch above fall from the left needle.

For more information about these techniques, be sure to visit our Working into the Stitch Below Tutorial!

Turn or Slide

Each row in this pattern ends with the instructions to either “turn” or “slide” the work.

  • “Turn work” means to do what you would normally do when knitting rows with a circular needle. That is to say, put the needle in your left hand into your right and the needle in your right hand into your left, and flip the work around so the other side is facing you.
  • “Slide work” means to keep the same side of the work facing you and to push all the stitches to the right end of the circular needle. Without turning the work, start the new row as you normally would.

You will know that you’re doing this right if the yarn you need to complete the next row is magically there waiting for you!

Pattern

For Super Soft Merino: With CC, cast on 23 stitches.

For Gentle Giant: With CC, cast on 13 stitches.

I used a Long Tail Tubular Cast On, because it’s nice and stretchy, but a basic Long Tail Cast On would also do! Either way, be sure to work the Foundation Row(s) with the CC before starting with Row 1.

IF YOU DID A LONG TAIL TUBULAR CAST ON…

Foundation Row 1 (wrong side): *Slip 1 with yarn in front, knit 1 through the back loop, repeat from * to last stitch, slip 1 with yarn in front.

Foundation Row 2 (right side): *Knit 1, slip 1 with yarn in front, repeat from * to last stitch, k1.

IF YOU DID A LONG TAIL CAST ON OR SIMILAR…

Foundation Row (right side): *K1, p1, repeat from * to last stitch, k1.

Continue with Two Colors

Join MC…

Row 1 (wrong side): With MC, k1, *knit 1 below (k1b, see Notes), p1, repeat from  * to last two stitches, k1b, k1, slide work.

Row 2 (wrong side): With CC, slip 1 with yarn in front (wyif), *k1, purl 1 below (p1b, see Notes), repeat from * to last two stitches, k1, slip 1 wyif, turn work.

Row 3 (right side): With MC, *k1, p1b, repeat from * to last stitch, k1, slide work.

Row 4 (right side): With CC, slip 1 wyif, *p1, k1b, repeat from * to last two stitches, p1, slip 1 wyif, turn work.

Repeat Rows 1-4 until piece measures approximately 15 inches from cast-on edge, ending with Row 4.

Cut CC.

Continue with One Color

NOTE: For this section, turn the work between every row.

With MC…

Row 1 (wrong side): Slip 1 knitwise, *k1b, p1, repeat from * to last two stitches, k1b, k1.

Row 2 (right side): Slip 1 knitwise, *p1, k1b, repeat from * to last two stitches, p1, k1.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 67 inches from cast-on edge, ending with Row 2.

Again, Continue with Two Colors

NOTES: For this section, either turn or slide the work between rows, according to the instructions. Also, the first time you work

Row 2, join CC.

Row 1 (wrong side): With MC, k1, *k1b, p1, repeat from  * to last two stitches, k1b, k1, slide work.

Row 2 (wrong side): With CC, slip 1 wyif, *k1, p1b, repeat from * to last two stitches, k1, slip 1 wyif, turn work.

Row 3 (right side): With MC, *k1, *p1b, repeat from * to last stitch, k1, slide work.

Row 4 (right side): With CC, slip 1 wyif, *p1, k1b, repeat from * to last two stitches, p1, slip 1 wyif, turn work.

Repeat Rows 1-4 until piece measures approximately 81 inches from cast-on edge, ending with Row 4.

Cut MC.

Finish

Bind off

IF YOU DID A LONG TAIL TUBULAR CAST ON…

Bind off using the CC and a Long Tail Tubular Bind Off. Start with two set-up rows…

Set-Up Row 1 (wrong side): *Slip 1 wyif, k1, repeat from * to last stitch, slip 1 wyif.

Set-Up Row 2 (right side): *K1, slip 1 wyif, repeat from * to last stitch, k1.

IF YOU DID A LONG TAIL CAST ON OR SIMILAR…

With CC, bind off in 1 x 1 rib pattern.

Weave + Block

Weave in the ends and block as desired!

Color Dipped Scarves | Purl Soho