Remember the Robert Frost classic, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening? Our Snow Tracks Scarf reminds us of that poem’s lovely mood, the hushed silence of a winter wood and “the sweep of easy wind and downy flake.”

Snow Tracks Scarf | Purl Soho

With its animal-track texture and cushion-y depth, this scarf really is like a thick blanket of snow, except that in our Gentle Giant 100% merino wool it’s super warm and cozy! We chose Heirloom White for the ultimate in snowiness, but our palette of unusual colors means you can choose from a wide range of moods.

Snow Tracks Scarf | Purl Soho

A very simple pattern creates the Snow Tracks Scarf’s inimitable texture. A mock cable stitch, there’s no fussing around with a cable needle, and our new Elongated Mock Cable Stitch video tutorial shows you just how to do it!

Snow Tracks Scarf | Purl Soho

On US 17 needles, you can easily whip up this lovely, long wraparound in time for the next snowstorm… and for a quiet communion with nature!

Snow Tracks Scarf | Purl Soho

Designed by Purl Soho designer, Jake Canton. Click here to see even more of Jake’s designs!

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Snow Tracks Scarf | Purl Soho


8 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches in Elongated Mock Cable Stitch


Finished Dimensions: 8½ inches wide x 72 inches long


For a demonstration on how to work this stitch pattern, please watch our Elongated Mock Cable Stitch video tutorial.


Using Long Tail Cast On, cast on 18 stitches.

Row 1 (wrong side): Slip 1 knitwise with yarn in front, p3, *yarn over, p2, repeat from * to end of row. [25 stitches]

Row 2 (right side): Slip 1 purlwise with yarn in back, k1, *let yarn over fall off needle, knit second stitch on left-hand needle through the back loop, leaving stitch on needle, knit first stitch on left-hand needle and let both stitches fall off needle, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k2. [18 stitches]

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures about 72 inches from cast-on edge, ending with a right-side row.

Bind off loosely purlwise and weave in ends.

Snow Tracks Scarf | Purl Soho

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