Like ducks in a row, a flock of pom poms arranges itself along the edges of our Pom Pom Trim Scarf. Combining classic seed stitch with a whimsical wink of bobbles, here is a beautiful balance of practical and playful!

Pom Pom Trim Scarf | Purl Soho

In our Super Soft Merino, this cozy scarf is a warm, thick cloud, quick to knit and wonderful to wear.  For the pom poms, we used two of our Appleton Tapestry Wool Bundles, each an octave of orchestrated tones from light to dark. Choose from 9 pretty bundles, including this one, Rose Garden, which ranges from pale pink to deep garnet.

Pom Pom Trim Scarf | Purl Soho

Want to make your pom poms as round and dense and fluffy as ours? Pick up our Pom Pom Maker Set and check out our Pom Pom Tutorial. With both, you’ll be equipped to create your own row of incredibly irresistible pom pom ducklings!

Pom Pom Trim Scarf | Purl Soho

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

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  • 4 skeins of Purl Soho’s Super Soft Merino, 100% merino wool. Each skein is 87 yards; approximately 348 yards required. We used Heirloom White.
  • 2 Appleton Tapestry Wool Bundles. We used Rose Garden.
  • US 13 (9 mm) straight or circular needles
  • Purl Soho’s Pom Pom Maker Set in Small + Large
  • A tapestry needle


10 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches in stitch pattern


10½ inches wide x 68 inches long (not including pom poms)


Knit Scarf

Cast on 27 stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.

Row 1: *K1, p1, repeat to last stitch, k1.

Repeat Row 1 until the piece measures 68 inches from cast-on edge.

Weave in the ends.

Pom Pom Trim

Make Pom Poms

Following Purl Soho’s Pom Pom Tutorial, use the two Appleton Tapestry Wool Bundles to make 16, 1¼-inch solid colored pom poms. For each pom pom, wrap all but 12 inches of the skein around the Small Pom Pom Maker. Save 12 inches of tapestry wool to secure each pom pom. Make sure you don’t clip its tails when you trim your pom pom… You’ll use them to attach the pom pom to the scarf!

Attach the Pom Pom Trim

With one set of 8 pom poms, attach the lightest pom pom to the bottom left-hand side of the cast-on edge of the scarf. Attach the darkest pom pom to the bottom right-hand side of the cast-on edge. Evenly space the remaining 6 pom poms of this set along the cast-on edge of the scarf, keeping the light-to-dark color order. Each pom pom should be spaced approximately 1½ inches apart.

Attach each pom pom like this…

Thread the two tails of yarn that you used to secure the pom pom together through a tapestry needle. With the right side of the scarf facing you, insert the tapestry needle into the edge of the scarf from front to back, leaving a little slack between the pom pom and the scarf, like you would when sewing on a button. The slack is called the Neck.

Bring the needle around the edge of the scarf from back to front and wrap the needle around the Neck two times. Bring the needle up through the two wraps, then insert the needle into the scarf from front to back in the same spot as before.

Turn the scarf over, and insert the needle down through the wraps, then through the center of the pom pom, being careful not to pull out any pom pom strands. Pull the needle through so the tails are sticking out the bottom of the pom pom. Pull tight to secure and trim the tails flush with the pom pom.

Once one set of pom poms is sewn to the scarf, attach the second set of pom poms to the bind off edge  in the same color order.

Trim the pom poms as needed and steam if desired.

Pom Pom Trim Scarf | Purl Soho