In our new Fiddlehead, our Loop + Tuck Scarf is elegant, clever, and a quick-knit, too!

Loop + Tuck Scarf | Purl Soho

That handy-dandy little loop is just a rectangle that you knit flat, then fold and join with some picked up stitches. You finish the length of the scarf in the round, creating two layers of comfy warmth around the neck.

Loop + Tuck Scarf | Purl Soho

The pattern is ingenious, but the beauty is in the yarn. Fiddlehead is a super bulky 100% alpaca, which means it’s shockingly soft and toasty warm. It is also tangibly gorgeous!

Loop + Tuck Scarf | Purl Soho

A fluffy alpaca roving delight, Fiddlehead has a wonderful curly texture and depth of color. It is also voluminous and as light as a snowflake!

Loop + Tuck Scarf | Purl Soho

Available in nine gorgeous colors, Fiddlehead comes in individual skeins and in two-skein Fiddlehead Bundles, just the right amount of yarn for a Loop + Tuck Scarf and packaged in pretty glassine bags. Perfect for gifting.

Loop + Tuck Scarf | Purl Soho

Pick up a bundle or two, for you or someone you love, and settle in for some joyful knitting!

Loop + Tuck Scarf | Purl Soho

 Designed for Purl Soho by Hiromi Glover.

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Materials

Loop + Tuck Scarf | Purl Soho

You’ll need our Fiddlehead Bundle, which includes…

  • 2 skeins of Purl Soho’s Fiddlehead, 100% alpaca. Each skein is 65 yards/ 100g; approximately 130 yards required. We used the colors Ocean Air, Heirloom White, and Northern Spruce.

You’ll also need…

  • US 13 (9 mm), 16-inch circular needles, or size needed for gauge
  • A stitch marker
  • Optional: Spare needle, US 13 or smaller, for 3-Needle Bind Off

GAUGE

8 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

SIZE

Finished Dimensions: 6½ inches wide x 33 inches long

NOTES

CONSTRUCTION

You will work back and forth in rows, then fold the piece in half so the cast-on edge is parallel to the live stitches. You will pick up stitches from the cast-on edge to form the loop, and then work in the round for the remainder of the piece, finishing with either Kitchener Stitch or a 3-Needle Bind Off.

PATTERN

Cast on 13 stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.

LOOP

Set-Up Row (wrong side): Purl to end of row.

Row 1 (right side): Knit to end of row.

Row 2 (wrong side): Purl to end of row.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures approximately 10 inches from cast-on edge, ending with a right-side row. With right side still facing you, slide work to other end of needles.

Fold piece in half, wrong sides together, so that the live stitches and cast-on edge are parallel to each other. Then, turn work so cast-on edge is in front and facing you and working yarn is on the right. Use working yarn and right end of needles to pick up and knit 13 stitches evenly along cast-on edge. [26 stitches]

NOTE: For tips on picking up stitches, please visit our Picking Up Stitches Tutorial.

TUBE

Place marker for beginning of round and join for working in the round.

Round 1: Knit to end of round.

Repeat Round 1 until piece measures approximately 33 inches from bottom edge of Loop.

FINISHING

Slide 13 stiches to each end of circular needles, and holding needles parallel, use Kitchener Stitch to graft edge closed. Or if you do not wish to use Kitchener Stitch, a 3-Needle Bind Off would work just as well.

Weave in ends and gently wet block.

Loop + Tuck Scarf | Purl Soho
Loop + Tuck Scarf | Purl Soho