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!
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.
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.
A jumbo softy shot through with delicate but vibrant threads of mohair silk… a veritable fiber celebration!
Five skeins of jumbo Gentle Giant and two skeins of Tussock: so speedy, you may even have time to do a little happy dance!
Designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton.
To knit your own Glimmer Scarf, you will need…
- 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
We’ve chosen two pretty palettes but the possibilities are endless!
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.