Color Tipped Scarf in Gentle Giant
Who can resist a scarf knit up in something called Gentle Giant? And who doesn’t need a blast of bright color to chase away the winter doldrums? Wrap yourself in this high-spirited Color Tipped Scarf and everyday is a sunny one!
Gentle Giant, our loosely spun single-ply pure merino, knits up fast at just 1½ stitches to the inch. Cast on a few stitches and before you know it, you’re binding off!
We picked from our new palette of Gentle Giant for these scarves, using colors like Parakeet Yellow, Super Pink, and Rose Violet. We love the party these colors are bringing, but be sure to check out all twelve of our hand picked Color Tipped Scarf combinations below, plenty for every mood!
Twelve palettes, plus kid and adult sizes, also means you can make a different scarf for every person in your family, neighborhood, or book club. What to make for presents this year? Check!
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Our Color Tipped Scarf is made of four skeins of Gentle Giant, enough materials to make one adult scarf or two kid scarves…
- Contrast Color 1 (CC1): 1 skein of Purl Soho’s Gentle Giant, 100% merino wool.
- Main Color (MC): 2 skeins of Gentle Giant.
- Contrast Color 2 (CC2): 1 skein of Gentle Giant.
You’ll also need…
- US 17 (12mm) circular or straight needles
We’ve created 12 custom color combinations but the possibilities are endless (note that some colors may no longer be available)! They are…
Pink Lotus: Rose Violet, Heirloom White, and Super Pink
Pop Pop: Super Yellow, Heirloom White, and Super Pink
Bright Bee: Parakeet Yellow, Heirloom White, and Super Yellow
Wild Berry: Rose Violet, Heirloom White, and Purple Lupine
Squash Blossom: Honey Amber, Heirloom White, and Cowrie Pink
Chamomile: Parakeet Yellow, Heirloom White, and Winter Bark
Geranium: Super Pink, Heirloom White, and Orange Koi
Pink Ice: Super Pink, Heirloom White, Mint Ice
Lemon Ice: Super Yellow, Heirloom White, and Mint Ice
Beach Plum: Super Pink, Heirloom White, and Sugar Maple
Glacier: Iceberg Blue, Heirloom White, and Elephant Gray
Firefly: Super Yellow, Heirloom White, and Wolf Brown
SAMPLES: We used the Pink Lotus, Bright Bee, and Pop Pop palettes.
7 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch
- Finished Dimensions: 5¾ (8) inches wide x 42 (65) inches long
Note that garter stitch has a tendency to “grow,” so your scarf will lengthen a bit with wear.
Once you’ve worked a few rows, you may find it helpful to mark the right side of the work with a removable stitch marker or piece of scrap yarn.
With Contrast Color 1 (CC1), using Long Tail Cast On, cast on 3 stitches.
Increase Row (right side): K1, knit into front and back (kfb), knit to end of row. [1 stitch increased]
Knit 3 rows.
Repeat last four rows 5 (10) more times. [9 (14) stitches]
Repeat Increase Row. [10 (15) stitches]
Knit 1 row.
With the right side facing, join Main Color (MC). Work evenly in garter stitch, knitting each row, using the entirety of 1 (2) skein(s), or to desired length. End with a wrong-side row.
With right side facing, join Contrast Color 2.
Decrease Row (right side): Knit to last three stitches, k2tog, k1. [1 stitch decreased]
Knit 3 rows.
Repeat last four rows 5 (10) more times. [4 stitches]
Repeat Decrease Row. [3 stitches]
Weave in ends and you’re done!