When a stitch pattern collides with a colorful yarn, get ready for a knitting party! Our Brindle Scarf has a surprise in every stitch and a joy to its beauty.

Brindle Scarf In Lovebird + Super Soft Merino | Purl Soho

It uses a very simple slip stitch pattern and two of our cuddliest merinos: multi-colored, hand-dyed Lovebird and one-color Super Soft Merino. Put together, you get a woven field of pebble-y soft stitches where one yarn takes the spotlight on one side of the scarf, and the roles reverse on the other side.

Brindle Scarf In Lovebird + Super Soft Merino | Purl Soho

The fun (and beauty!) is in watching as the gorgeous colors of Lovebird unfurl row by row, creating flickers of light and moments of shadow. It’s what we call edge-of-your-seat knitting!

Brindle Scarf In Lovebird + Super Soft Merino | Purl Soho

To get started, choose from over a dozen palettes of our Brindle Scarf Bundle. It includes all the Lovebird and Super Soft Merino you’ll need for your next knitting shindig!

Brindle Scarf In Lovebird + Super Soft Merino | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton.

Materials

Brindle Scarf In Lovebird + Super Soft Merino | Purl Soho

Our Brindle Scarf Bundle includes…

  • Yarn A: 3 skeins of Purl Soho’s Super Soft Merino, 100% merino wool. Each skein is 87 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 240 yards required. We used Heirloom White.
  • Yarn B: 2 skeins of Purl Soho + Manos del Uruguay’s Lovebird, 100% superwash merino wool. Each skein is 82 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 118 yards required. We used the color Point Break.

You’ll also need…

  • US 13 (9 mm), 24-inch circular needles (Note that you will be working flat but that circular needles are required in order to “turn and slide” work.)

Here are some more color ideas, also available as Brindle Scarf Bundles…

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Top Row: Ballet Pink + Candy Shop; Super Pink + Heirloom White; Bougainvillea Pink + Agate (Dye Lot 4)

Second Row: Peachy Pink + Firecracker; Turmeric Yellow + Pansy; Fresh Pickle + Geranium

Third Row: Clover Green + Inchworm; Reef Green + Hibiscus; Toasted Charcoal + Licorice

Bottom Row: Oyster Gray + Meadow; Gray Denim + Paper and Ink; Cobalt Blue + Rivulet

Gauge

12 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in stitch pattern

12 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Size

Finished Dimensions: 8 inches wide x 70 inches long

Notes

Slip Stitches

Slip all stitches purlwise unless otherwise indictated.

Turn + Slide

Each row in this pattern ends with the instructions to either “turn” or “slide” the work:

To “turn the work” means to do what you would normally do when knitting rows with a circular needle. That is to say, put the needle that is in your left hand into your right and the needle that is in your right hand into your left, then flip the work around so the opposite side is facing you.

To “slide the work” means to keep the same side of the work facing you and to push all the stitches to the right end of the circular needles. Without turning the work, start the new row as you normally would.

You will know that you’re doing this right if the yarn you need to complete the next row is magically there waiting for you!

Pattern

With Yarn A, cast on 25 stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.

Row 1 (wrong side): Slip 1 (see Notes) with yarn in front (wyif), then with Yarn A, knit to end of row, turn work (see Notes).

Row 2 (right side): Slip 1 knitwise wyif, then with Yarn B, *k1, slip 1 with yarn in back (wyib), repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k1, slip 1 wyif, slide work (see Notes).

Row 3 (right side): Slip 1 wyif, then with Yarn A, purl to last stitch, k1, turn work.

Row 4 (wrong side): Slip 1 wyib, then with Yarn B, *slip 1 wyif, p1, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, slip 1 wyif, slip 1 wyib, slide work.

Repeat Rows 1-4 until piece measures 70 inches from cast-on edge or to desired length.

Cut Yarn B.

Repeat Row 1.

Bind Off (right side): With Yarn A, loosely bind off in knit stitch.

Weave in the ends and gently block.

Brindle Scarf In Lovebird + Super Soft Merino | Purl Soho
Brindle Scarf In Lovebird + Super Soft Merino | Purl Soho
Brindle Scarf In Lovebird + Super Soft Merino | Purl Soho