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!

Three-Yarn Scarf For Giving | Purl Soho

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.

Three-Yarn Scarf For Giving | Purl Soho

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!

Three-Yarn Scarf For Giving | Purl Soho

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!

Three-Yarn Scarf For Giving | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Joelle Hoverson.

Three-Yarn Scarf For Giving | Purl Soho

Materials

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…

COCOON

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Yarn A: Super Soft Merino in Heirloom White; Yarn B: Tussock in Cloud Blue; Yarn C: Brume in Silver Needle 

COQUINA

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Yarn A: Super Soft Merino in Ballet Pink; Yarn B: Tussock in Tea Rose; Yarn C: Brume in Pink Fog

GUAVA

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Yarn A: Super Soft Merino in Peachy Pink; Yarn B: Tussock in Pink Joy; Yarn C: Brume in Bright Thistle

THISTLE

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Yarn A: Super Soft Merino in Crocus Bud; Yarn B: Tussock in Bright Thistle; Yarn C: Brume in Alpine Phlox

PANSY

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Yarn A: Super Soft Merino in Wild Violet; Yarn B: Tussock in Deep Sea Blue; Yarn C: Brume in Amethyst Purple

LAPIS

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Yarn A: Super Soft Merino in Cobalt Blue; Yarn B: Tussock in Freshwater Blue; Yarn C: Brume in Electric Lapis

TWILIGHT

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Yarn A: Super Soft Merino in Sapphire Blue; Yarn B: Tussock in Cerulean Sea; Yarn C: Brume in Blue Fjord

CANOPY

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Yarn A: Super Soft Merino in Reef Green; Yarn B: Tussock in Balsam Green; Yarn C: Brume in Cypress Green

ECLIPSE

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Yarn A: Super Soft Merino in Soft Black; Yarn B: Tussock in Blue Black; Yarn C: Brume in Blue Black

Gauge

13½ stitches = 4 inches in 1×1 rib, unblocked

Approximately 11½ stitches = 4 inches, blocked

Size

Unblocked Dimensions: Approximately 6½ x 72 inches

Blocked Dimensions: Approximately 7 x 70 inches

Notes

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! 

Knit Loosely

Try to avoid pulling your stitches tight. You’ll want to knit this scarf nice and loosely so the yarn is fluffy and soft! 

Stitch Multiple

This pattern works over any even number of stitches.

Pattern

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.)

Three-Yarn Scarf For Giving | Purl Soho
Three-Yarn Scarf For Giving | Purl Soho