Even if science hasn’t proven it yet, we know it’s true: time definitely speeds up in the weeks before the holidays. Hours diligently planned for gift making somehow slip away into no time at all. To account for this… Our Glimmer Scarf. Cozy and opulent, it has all the thoughtful charms of a hand-knit treasure but finishes in record time!

Glimmer Scarf | Purl Soho

The Glimmer Scarf is a simple 1 x1 rib, and it all starts with our super squishy Gentle Giant, a big bulky yarn that makes everything quick and easy. You’ll change colors partway through the knitting, adding a fun chromatic surprise as layers wrap around the wearer.

Glimmer Scarf | Purl Soho

And more fun… Along with the big strand of Gentle Giant, you’ll hold two different colored strands of our gorgeous mohair-silk Tussock. Amidst Gentle Giant’s lush stitches, the two colors of Tussock come in and out of focus, adding unexpected dapples of color and light.

Glimmer Scarf | Purl Soho

A jumbo softy shot through with delicate but vibrant threads of mohair silk… a veritable fiber celebration!

Glimmer Scarf | Purl Soho

Pick up all the yarn you’ll need with our Glimmer Scarf Bundles, available in warm Sugar Plum and cool Wintergreen. So speedy,  you may even have time to do a little happy dance!

Glimmer Scarf | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton.


Our Glimmer Scarf Bundle includes…

  • 5 skeins of Purl Soho’s Gentle Giant, 100% merino wool
  • 2 skeins of Purl Soho’s Tussock, 60% super fine kid mohair and 40% silk

Choose from two pretty palettes…

SUGAR PLUM (above left):

  • Yarn A: 3 skein of Gentle Giant in White Peppercorn
  • Yarn B: 2 skeins of Gentle Giant in Calico Pink
  • Yarn C: 1 skein of Tussock in Pink Joy
  • Yarn D: 1 skein of Tussock in Squash Blossom

WINTERGREEN (above right):

  • Yarn A: 3 skeins of Gentle Giant in White Peppercorn
  • Yarn B: 2 skeins of Gentle Giant in Mint Ice
  • Yarn C: 1 skein of Tussock in Lightning Yellow
  • Yarn D: 1 skein of Tussock in Yellow Mimosa

You will also need…

  • US 17 straight or circular needles


10 stitches and 9½ rows = 4 inches in 1×1 rib


Finished Dimensions: 8½ inches wide x 68 inches long


While you knit this scarf, you will hold three strands of yarn together: a strand of both Yarns C and D, plus one strand of either Yarn A or B. Just pull each strand from its ball… Simple!


Holding Yarns A, C, and D together, cast on 22 stitches.

Row 1: Slip 1 purlwise with yarn in front, *k1, p1, repeat from * to last stitch, k1.

Repeat Row 1 until piece measures approximately 41 inches from cast-on edge.

Cut Yarn A.

Join Yarn B and holding it with Yarns C and D, repeat Row 1 until piece measures 68 inches from cast-on edge.

Still with Yarns B, C, and D, loosely bind off in stitch pattern. Here’s how…

Bind Off Row: Knit 2, pass stitch over, *p1, pass stitch over, k1, pass stitch over, repeat from * to end of row.

Weave in the ends and lightly steam if desired.

Glimmer Scarf | Purl Soho