Three-Yarn Scarf For Giving
Knitting may seem like a set-in-stone kind of thing: this many stitches, this number of rows, a knit here, a purl there. Not so! Knitting is full of creative choices and off-piste opportunities. One of our favorite maverick decisions is to create your own yarn simply by combining yarns that already exist!
Our Three-Yarn Scarf For Giving is a wonderful plunge into yarn-making. It uses our Super Soft Merino as a plump and very soft base, then adds a strand of mohair-wool-silk Brume for a nice and fluffy touch, and finally, also includes Tussock, a fine mohair-silk blend that hits a grace note with its pop of color.
Altogether, they’re a whole new animal! We love how the three yarns each contribute a splash of color and texture, combining into a deep, swirling pool. Watching the fabric come to life as you knit is interesting and surprising, but most importantly, fun, too!
In a 1×1 rib, our Three-Yarn Scarf For Giving is a breeze to knit up and a real joy to give. Whip it up for someone who might appreciate it or give them the yarn they need to enjoy making it themselves! They’ll just need a Three-Yarn Scarf Gift Bundle, which comes in nine beautiful palettes and includes a postcard with a link to this page, plus a canvas Purl Soho tote… Perfect!
Designed for Purl Soho by Joelle Hoverson.
Our Three-Yarn Scarf Gift Bundle includes…
- Yarn A: 3 skeins of Purl Soho’s Super Soft Merino, 100% merino wool
- Yarn B: 1 skein of Purl Soho’s Tussock, 60% super fine kid mohair and 40% silk
- Yarn C: 1 skein of Purl Soho’s Brume, 58% mohair, 25% wool, and 17% silk
- A postcard with a link to this free pattern
- A Purl Soho canvas tote bag
You’ll also need…
- US 15 (10 mm) straight or 24-inch circular needles
Choose from nine beautiful color combos…
Yarn A: Super Soft Merino in Heirloom White; Yarn B: Tussock in Cloud Blue; Yarn C: Brume in Silver Needle
Yarn A: Super Soft Merino in Ballet Pink; Yarn B: Tussock in Tea Rose; Yarn C: Brume in Pink Fog
Yarn A: Super Soft Merino in Peachy Pink; Yarn B: Tussock in Pink Joy; Yarn C: Brume in Bright Thistle
Yarn A: Super Soft Merino in Crocus Bud; Yarn B: Tussock in Bright Thistle; Yarn C: Brume in Alpine Phlox
Yarn A: Super Soft Merino in Wild Violet; Yarn B: Tussock in Deep Sea Blue; Yarn C: Brume in Amethyst Purple
Yarn A: Super Soft Merino in Cobalt Blue; Yarn B: Tussock in Freshwater Blue; Yarn C: Brume in Electric Lapis
Yarn A: Super Soft Merino in Sapphire Blue; Yarn B: Tussock in Cerulean Sea; Yarn C: Brume in Blue Fjord
Yarn A: Super Soft Merino in Reef Green; Yarn B: Tussock in Balsam Green; Yarn C: Brume in Cypress Green
Yarn A: Super Soft Merino in Soft Black; Yarn B: Tussock in Blue Black; Yarn C: Brume in Blue Black
13½ stitches = 4 inches in 1×1 rib, unblocked
Approximately 11½ stitches = 4 inches, blocked
Unblocked Dimensions: Approximately 6½ x 72 inches
Blocked Dimensions: Approximately 7 x 70 inches
Hold Yarns Together
Throughout this pattern, you will hold one strand of each yarn together. Don’t worry about them lining up or getting tangled. As long as you catch every yarn in every stitch, it’ll all work out!
Try to avoid pulling your stitches tight. You’ll want to knit this scarf nice and loosely so the yarn is fluffy and soft!
This pattern works over any even number of stitches.
Holding one strand of Yarns A, B, and C together (see Notes), loosely cast on 22 stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.
Row 1: Slip 1 purlwise with yarn in back, *p1, k1, repeat from * to last stitch, p1.
Repeat Row 1 until scarf measures almost 72 inches from cast-on edge.
Bind off in 1×1 rib pattern.
Weave in ends and lightly steam or spray with water to block. (Gentle hand washing is fine, when necessary, but once dry, you may want to steam it to fluff the mohair back up.)