I've had quite a few requests for the pattern for the scarf I knit Mitchell last week -- this one:
So the other night I sat myself down and wrote up the pattern, as best I could recall it. It was one of those "knitting by feel" things, so I had several false starts on it, but once I got going, it was a nice relaxing knit, and the twisty cabled bits added a bit of fun to the proceedings.
Of course, knitting it in a spongy, ultra-soft recycled cashmere didn't hurt, either. If you can't find such a yarn, I'd suggest any high-loft yarn, such as King Ultra-Stampato, a 12-ply merino I used last year for Mitchell's Cobblestone (is there a theme here? Must all manly-man yarns be ultra-lofty and ultra-soft? Or maybe it's just love).
Observant readers will note that I made a somewhat non-matching hat to go with this scarf (in fact, I made the hat first), but I haven't yet written that one up. Some day soon, I'll get to it. Meanwhile, here's the scarf, my early February gift to you:
Manly Man Scarf
(but girls like it, too!)
Materials: 12-ply yarn—I used a recycled cashmere, but any bulky yarn could be substituted.
Gauge: 16 st. = 10cm
Border: Cast on 46 stitches. K 7 rows.
Row 1 (right side): K5, *(P1, K4); repeat from * until 6 stitches remain. P1, K5.
Row 2: K6, *(P4, K1); repeat from * until 5 stitches remain. K5.
Repeat these two rows once more, then first row again.
Row 6: K11, *(P4, K6); repeat from * to last 5 stitches; K5.
Row 7: As Row 1.
Row 8: As Row 6.
Row 9: K5, *(P1, K4, P1, C4F); repeat from * until 11 stitches remain. P1, K4, P1, K5.
Row 10: As Row 6.
Row 11: As Row 1.
Row 12: As Row 2.
Row 13: As Row 1.
Repeat the last two rows once more.
Row 16: K6, *(P4, K6); repeat from * to end.
Row 17: As Row 1.
Row 18: As Row 16.
Row 19: K5, *(P1, C4B, P1, K4); repeat from * until 10 stitches remain. C4B, P1, K5.
Row 20: As Row 16.
Repeat these 20 rows 17 times, or until scarf is desired length. End on Row 5 or Row 15.
K7 rows, then bind off.