One from the Andean highlands and the other a British classic, two traditional stalwarts meet in our Colorwork Tube Scarf. Our Good Wool creates a beautiful field of natural, undyed color, while Appleton’s Tapestry Yarn brings flashes of color.

Colorwork Tube Scarf | Purl Soho

Knitting this scarf in the round makes its very basic Fair Isle pattern super easy. And choosing the colors is just as fun with our new Appleton Tapestry Wool Bundles, pretty groups of eight mini skeins in gently shifting colors. Choose from nine gorgeous palettes, from this warm Cherry Tomato to cool Atlantic Ocean and Thicket Green.

Colorwork Tube Scarf | Purl Soho

A double layer of toasty wool, the Colorwork Tube Scarf is very warm and cozy, but what we love most is the flickering light of its simple colorwork, like the sun shining through trees or across the ocean. Beautiful!

Colorwork Tube Scarf | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Jamila Modeste.

Colorwork Tube Scarf | Purl Soho

Materials

Choose from nine palettes of Appleton Tapestry Wool Bundles. We knit up a swatch of each, using Good Wool in Heirloom White as the Main Color:

CHERRY TOMATO

ROSE GARDEN

RUSSET SPICE

SKIPPING STONE

ATLANTIC OCEAN

AQUA SEA

THICKET GREEN

EMERALD GREEN

CLOVER GREEN

Gauge

28 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, using smaller needles

Size

Finished Dimensions: Approximately 9 inches wide x 68 inches long

Finished Circumference: Approximately 18 inches

Note

The Contrast Colors are named from darkest to lightest, starting with Contrast Color 1 (CC1), the darkest, and going through Contrast Colors 2-7 to Contrast Color 8 (CC8), the lightest.

Pattern

Beginning Edge

Using the smaller needles and the Main Color (MC), cast on 126 stitches. Place a marker and join for working in the round, being careful to not twist the stitches.

Work in stockinette stitch (knitting every stitch) until piece measures 2½ inches from cast-on edge (rolled).

First Colorwork Section

NOTE: You can either work from the following chart or written instructions. For the chart, start with Row 1 at the bottom and work each row from right to left, repeating each row until the end of the round. Work your way up the chart to Row 40.

Changing to larger needles, begin the colorwork…

Chart

Colorwork Tube Scarf | Purl Soho

Written Instructions

Contrast Color 1

Rounds 1-5: *With MC, k1; with Contrast Color 1 (CC1, see Note), k1; repeat from * to end of round.

Contrast Color 2

Round 6: *With CC2, k1; with MC, k1; repeat from * to end of round.

Round 7: *With MC, k1; with CC2, k1; repeat from * to end of round.

Rounds 8-10: Repeat Round 6.

Contrast Color 3

Rounds 11 and 12: *With CC3, k1; with MC, k1; repeat from * to end of round.

Round 13: *With MC, k1; with CC3, k1; repeat from * to end of round.

Round 14: Repeat Round 11

Round 15: Repeat Round 13.

Contrast Color 4

Rounds 16-19: *With MC, k1; with CC4, k1; repeat from * to end of round.

Round 20: *With CC4, k1; with MC, k1; repeat from * to end of round.

Contrast Color 5

Round 21: *With MC, k1; with CC5, k1; repeat from * to end of round.

Rounds 22-25: *With CC5, k1; with MC, k1; repeat from * to end of round.

Contrast Color 6

Round 26: *With CC6, k1; with MC, k1; repeat from * to end of round.

Round 27: *With MC, k1; with CC6, k1; repeat from * to end of round.

Round 28: Repeat Round 26.

Rounds 29-30: Repeat Round 27.

Contrast Color 7

Rounds 31-33: *With MC, k1; with CC7, k1; repeat from * to end of round.

Round 34: *With CC7, k1; with MC, k1; repeat from * to end of round.

Round 35: Repeat Round 31.

Contrast Color 8

Rounds 36-40: *With CC8, k1; with MC, k1; repeat from * to end of round.

Middle Section

Changing to smaller needles, knit in stockinette stitch until piece measures 59 inches from cast-on edge (rolled).

Second Colorwork Section

NOTE: Again, choose to work from either the chart or the written instructions. For the chart, start at the bottom and work each row from right to left, repeating each row until the end of the round.

Switching to larger needles, begin the colorwork…

Chart

Colorwork Tube Scarf | Purl Soho

Written Instructions

Contrast Color 8

Rounds 1-5: *With MC, k1; with CC8, k1; repeat from * to end of round.

Contrast Color  7

Round 6: *With CC7, k1; with MC, k1; repeat from * to end of round.

Round 7: *With MC, k1; with CC7, k1; repeat from * to end of round.

Rounds 8-10: *With CC7, k1; with MC, k1; repeat from * to end of round.

Contrast Color  6

Rounds 11-12: *With CC6, k1; with MC, k1; repeat from * to end of round.

Round 13: *With MC, k1; with CC6, k1; repeat from * to end of round.

Round 14: Repeat Round 11.

Round 15: Repeat Round 13.

Contrast Color  5

Rounds 16-19: *With MC, k1; with CC5, k1; repeat from * to end of round.

Round 20: *With CC5, k1; with MC, k1; repeat from * to end of round.

Contrast Color  4

Round 21: *With MC, k1; with CC4, k1; repeat from * to end of round.

Rounds 22-25: *With CC4, k1; with MC, k1; repeat from * to end of round.

Contrast Color  3

Round 26: *With CC3, k1; with MC, k1; repeat from * to end of round.

Round 27: *With MC, k1; with CC3, k1; repeat from * to end of round.

Round 28: Repeat Round 26.

Rounds 29-30: Repeat Round 27.

Contrast Color  2

Rounds 31-33: *With MC, k1; with CC2, k1; repeat from * to end of round..

Round 34: *With CC2, k1; with MC, k1; repeat from * to end of round.

Round 35: Repeat Round 31.

Contrast Color  1

Rounds 36-40: *With CC1, k1; with MC, k1; repeat from * to end of round.

Last Section

Changing to smaller needles, knit in stockinette stitch for 2½ inches.

Bind off loosely.

Finish

Weave in ends, wet block flat, and enjoy!

Colorwork Tube Scarf | Purl Soho