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Snowflake Scarf

Since opening Purl Soho over ten years ago, we have often dreamed of creating our very own yarn. A yarn that would be as wonderful we could imagine: soft and luxurious, colorful and friendly, warm and beautiful. So, I'm thrilled to now be sharing my Snowflake Scarf with you, created with our first ever Purl Soho yarn: Super Soft Merino!

Super Soft Merino makes every lovely detail of the Rosette Stitch glow with a gentle halo of warmth. A chunky single ply of 100% merino wool, this yarn knits up with such a lavish drape and sumptuous coziness that even the most bitter winter wind is a breeze!

Stay tuned for more amazing patterns as we welcome Super Soft Merino into our lives. We hope you welcome it into yours! -Joelle

Materials

Gauge

3 stitches = 1 inch in stitch pattern

Size

10-inches wide x 70-inches long

Pattern

Cast on 30 stitches.

Row 1 (Right Side):  Knit.

Row 2:  *P2tog, leaving stitches on left needle, bring yarn to back of work and k2tog through same stitches, drop stitches from left needle, repeat from * to end.

Row 3: Knit.

Row 4:  P1, *p2tog, leaving stitches on left needle, bring yarn to back of work and k2tog through same stitches, drop stitches from left needle, repeat from * until 1 stitch remains, p1.

Repeat Rows 1-4 until approximately 30 inches of yarn remains, ending with a wrong side row. Bind off on right side in knit.

Weave in the ends and wrap yourself up!

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76 Responses to Snowflake Scarf


  1. purl bee says:

    Hi Jenny,
    Great question. For this project, we recommend joining on the edge.
    Thanks,
    Laura

  2. Michelle says:

    Hi! I purchased my yarn from you before I decided on a project. I bought Madelinetosh Merino and was wondering how many stitches you recommended to cast on and if 2 skeins would be enough AND if a size 8 or 9 needle would be okay as recommended on the label… or do I size up to get that more open look. Thanks in advance! This is the most complex pattern I have tried as I am a relatively new knitter.
    ~ Michelle

  3. Michelle says:

    Hi! I purchased my yarn from you before I decided on a project. I bought Madelinetosh Merino and was wondering how many stitches you recommended to cast on and if 2 skeins would be enough AND if a size 8 or 9 needle would be okay as recommended on the label… or do I size up to get that more open look. Thanks in advance! This is the most complex pattern I have tried as I am a relatively new knitter.
    ~ Michelle

  4. purl bee says:

    Hi Michelle,
    Have you swatched yet to figure out how many stitches to the inch you are getting and how many you'd like to cast on? I imagine it will probably in the neighborhood of 28-30? Depending on how wide you want it. You might want one more skein. I'd stick with the bigger needle, maybe even go up to a 10, but again, swatch first…
    Let us know if you have any other questions.
    Laura

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Hi I ave been browsing your site after adding a scarf to my pinterest page but as I live in Australia just wondering the ply I should look for Its the snowflake scarf in pure merino.

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Oh dear. I just looked at where you are and I was in New York in April. I could have come in and bought some wool. I have a friend actually staying in Soho in September but by then will be too warm to start knitting.
    :(

  7. purl bee says:

    Hi Elizabeth-

    We think this yarn is equivalent to a Australian 12 ply. The page posted below contains a lot of great info for converting US yarn sizes to Australian and UK sizes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yarn_weight

    Thanks!

    Molly

  8. purl bee says:

    Hi Elizabeth-

    We recommend a long tail cast on. Here is a tutorial: http://www.purlbee.com/cast-on-tutorial/

    Thanks so much for your questions and good luck with the project!

    Molly

  9. Annie says:

    How much does it roll? My daughter loves this but if it rolls she doesn't want it. Don't want to put in the work and then she doesn't like it.

  10. purl bee says:

    Hello Annie-

    It shouldn't curl, if it does it's very little and it can be blocked out.

    Thank you!

    Faye

  11. Ann says:

    In terms of weaving in the ends. Do I just need to buy an especially large tapestry needle, or is there some other trick for this bulky weight yarn? Thanks!

  12. purl bee says:

    Hi Ann-

    There's no trick. Just get a large tapestry needle!

    Thanks for writing in!

    Molly

  13. Knightyo says:

    Hi!
    Beautiful scarf and I'm trying to knit it as we speak. I'm having a problem tho. I'm on the second row and somehow I end up with one stitch left. I started with p2tog and leave the stitch on the left needle then k2tog after as directed and im left with one stitch. Have I don't something wrong with it? Assuming the first cast on count as stitch 1? Hope I'm not confusing you. Cannot wait till I finish this off! :)
    Thank you in advance :)

  14. purl bee says:

    Hi Knightyo,
    If I assume you have an even number of stitches cast on, you should only have an extra stitch at the end of your row on Row 4. Are you refefring to Row 2 or Row 4?
    On Row 4, you should p1, then work in pairs of stitches to the last stitch, and then p1.
    But on Row 2, you should not have an extra stitch at the end.
    Please write me back with any other questions!
    Laura

  15. caroline says:

    Trying to make this for a friend, but the stitches are so tight! I'm sure I'm doing them right because the "rosettes" are formingbut it breaks my hands to knit it. Is there any way to make it easier/looser to knit? thanks!

  16. purl bee says:

    Hi Caroline,
    Often times when people work stitch patterns like this one (that involve working into a single stitch multiple times or dropping stitches of the needle) their tension gets abnormally tight compared to how they typically work The best way to compensate for the tautness, would be to go up in needle size. This will immediately loosen the fabric up. Or, sometimes, it just takes a little practice to get used to the rhythm of the pattern, and tension will loosen the more comfortable you get, so just some swatching or practicing before hand will help.
    Let us know if you have any other questions!
    Thanks,
    Laura

  17. Stacy says:

    I love the pattern of this scarf. I am new to knitting but just finished the learn to knit scarf kit and would like to try a new pattern. Would this pattern work with a chunky alpaca yarn instead of the merino? I would like to try a slightly different yarn after using the merino from the kit! Thank you for the beautiful things that inspired me to learn to knit!

  18. purl bee says:

    Hi Stacy-

    This stitch pattern would work with any yarn, you will just need to adjust the needle size to fit whatever yarn you are using. Try knitting a swatch with a needle on the large size of what is recommended for your particular yarn and see if you like it! Just make sure to cast on a multiple of 2 and the pattern will work!

    Thanks for getting in touch!

    Molly

  19. purl bee says:

    Hi Andrea-

    We do have a blocking tutorial. You can find it here: http://www.purlbee.com/knitting-tutorials-finishing/2006/11/13/blocking.html

    Thanks for getting in touch!

    Molly

  20. Samina says:

    I have recently discovered your site. I soo love this pattern. I'm a novice and have not knitted beyond caps and scarves. This is exactly the pattern I was looking for, a bit complicated than garter and not too difficult that I lose interest!

    thanks and take care

    Samina

  21. teddy says:

    Beautiful pattern for a scarf, unfortunately mine seems to turn in a bit at the sides. Do you think it would stay straight if on the Knit rows the first and last 2 stitches were done in purl? Or perhaps this would mess up the pattern at the edges…

  22. purl bee says:

    Hi Teddy,
    We always encourage people to play around with our patterns. It seems as though purling those stitches would definitely with the curled edge. It will interrupt the fabric like quality of this piece, but it's important you like what you end up with! We did find that after finishing the scarf and steam blocking it, the edges relaxed some. There is still a slight subtle curl at the edges, but not as dramatic as when it was being worked up.
    Hope this helps.
    Best.
    Laura

  23. Serene says:

    Hi there! I love this design and am thinking of making it for cold days in a warmer climate. The Purl Soho Super Soft Merino may be a little too warm for that though. Is there an alternative yarn I could use for a more equatorial climate (to use in cold air-conditioned offices or slightly cooler days)?

    Thanks!
    Serene

  24. purl bee says:

    Hi Serene-

    We don't have anything in this gauge that would work in a wamer climate. However the stitch pattern will work with any yarn and in any gauge! I think linen like this might be lovely: http://www.purlsoho.com/purl/products/item/380-Louet-Euroflax-Originals using a size 5 needle.
    Whatever yarn you choose, make sure to to a gauge swatch first to figure out how many stitches to cast on. The pattern will work with any multiple of 2 stitches cast on.

    Thank you!

    Molly

  25. Serene says:

    Great! Thanks for the advice, Molly!

    Cheers
    Serene

  26. purl bee says:

    Hi Christina-

    We recommend that you knit to the end of a row and leave a 6-inch tail from the old ball of yarn and then start the new ball of yarn also leaving a 6-inch tail. Don't tie a knot or anything, just begin knitting with the new yarn. When you are done with your project you can weave in the tails.

    Here is our tutorial for weaving in the ends: http://www.purlbee.com/knitting-tutorials-finishing/2011/7/14/weaving-in-your-ends.html

    Thank you!

    Molly

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