Our Mini Honeycomb Scarf takes a cue from nature’s most extraordinary engineers, busy little bees, of course, and transforms their genius into a beautiful, lofty, waffle-y swath of fabric, far from the sticky buzz of its inspiration.

Mini Honeycomb Scarf | Purl Soho

A classic knit consisting of a delicate 2-stitch cable pattern, this honeycomb texture is not difficult to create, but it does appear wonderfully intricate and very how-did-you-do-that!

Mini Honeycomb Scarf | Purl Soho

Three skeins of our traditional Linen Quill are all you need to create this heirloom piece. We used the color Lychee Pink, which just glows with warmth and sweetness, but there are 30 other colors to choose from, each of which would knit up into its own gorgeous version of a Mini Honeycomb Scarf. So pick your favorite, and get as busy as a bee!

Mini Honeycomb Scarf | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Laura Ferguson.

MATERIALS

Mini Honeycomb Scarf | Purl Soho

GAUGE

40 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on smaller needle

40 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches in stitch pattern on larger needle

SIZE

Finished Dimensions: 13 inches wide x 67 inches long

NOTES

ABBREVIATIONS

C2F: Slip 1 stitch to cable stitch holder and hold in front of work, k1, then k1 from cable stitch holder.

C2B: Slip 1 stitch to cable stitch holder and hold in back of work, k1, then k1 from cable stitch holder.

Our Cable Tutorial shows you the basic steps of working a cable. The cable in the tutorial requires you to slip 3 stitches instead of 1, but the concept is the same!

NOTE: Because Linen Quill is not a slippery yarn, you may find that you can forego the cable stitch holder and just let the stitch hang free, in front or in back of the work as required, while you knit the following stitch. Once you’ve knit the following stitch, just go back and return the hanging stitch to the left needle, without twisting it, and knit it from there.

STITCH MULTIPLE

This pattern is worked over a multiple of 4 stitches plus 2.

PATTERN

BEGIN IN STOCKINETTE STITCH

Use a Long Tail Cast On to cast 130 stitches onto smaller needles.

Row 1 (wrong side): K1, purl to last stitch, k1.

Row 2 (right side): Knit to end of row.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 two more times.

CONTINUE IN MINI HONEYCOMB STITCH

Change to larger needles.

Row 1 (wrong side): K1, purl to last stitch, k1.

Row 2 (right side): K1, *C2B (see Notes), C2F (see Notes), repeat from * to last stitch, k1.

Row 3: K1, purl to last stitch, k1.

Row 4: K1, *C2F, C2B, repeat from * to last stitch, k1.

Repeat Rows 1-4 until piece measures approximately 66 inches from cast-on edge, ending with Row 4.

Repeat Row 1.

END IN STOCKINETTE STITCH

Change to smaller needles.

Row 1 (right side): Knit to end of row.

Row 2 (wrong side): K1, purl to last stitch, k1.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 two more times.

Bind off knitwise.

Mini Honeycomb Scarf | Purl Soho