Super lofty in a deeply furrowed variation on seed stitch, our Seedbed Scarf is perfectly ripe for harvest season!

Seedbed Scarf | Purl Soho

We used three skeins of our classic Worsted Twist, 100% merino wool and 1000% soft and cozy. And bonus… it now comes in three new colors, including this wonderfully rich and comforting Red Plum, plus gorgeous Bougainvillea Pink and dreamy Raindrop Blue.

Seedbed Scarf | Purl Soho

A dead simple stitch pattern, a charming nubbly texture, and a perfectly toasty merino, our Seedbed Scarf is the perfect cast on for the fall knitting season!

Seedbed Scarf | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton.


Seedbed Scarf | Purl Soho

  • 3 skeins of Purl Soho’s Worsted Twist, 100% merino wool. Each skein is 164 yards; approximately 492 yards required. We used Red Plum.
  • US 8 circular or straight needles


17 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stitch pattern


Finished Dimensions: 10 inches wide x 68 inches long


Slip all slipped stitches purlwise.

The stitch pattern works over an even number of stitches.


Cast on 42 stitches.

Row 1 (wrong side): Slip 1 with yarn in front (wyif, see Notes), *k1, p1, repeat from * to last stitch, k1.

Row 2 (right side): Slip 1 wyif, knit to end of row.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 68 inches from cast-on edge, ending with Row 2.

With the wrong side facing you, bind off in 1 x 1 rib stitch pattern. Here’s how…

Bind Off Row: K1, *k1, pass stitch over, p1, pass stitch over, repeat from * to last stitch, k1, pass stitch over.

Weave in ends and block as desired!

Seedbed Scarf | Purl Soho