Arkell Scarf by Rachel Atkinson

Arkell Scarf

Knitting
September 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
35 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in One panel repeat to measure 13.5 x 20cm (5.25 x7.75 in) after blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
380 - 400 yards (347 - 366 m)
One Size (13.5 / 5.25in) wide x 225cm / 100in) long, excluding optional fringe
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This gorgeous scarf pattern was designed by Rachel Atkinson for Loop London’s 10th anniversary book ‘10’. It is available as a printed book through Loop, London (loopknitting.com) or your local LYS. In the States the book is distributed through Deep South Fibers, while stock lasts, after that and for the rest of the world, through Loop, London.
‘Loop’s 10’ has 12 patterns celebrating 10 fabulous years of Loop,London. All patterns are written and charted. Each printed book comes with a download code.

Note: ‘Cloud Cuckoo’ is a beautiful bespoke color for Loop,London. This scarf will look totally beautiful in many yarns - though Cloud Cuckoo, as well as, Oh Sweetie Pie are beauties and we are honoured that Jade Sapphire dyed these for us.

Taking her inspiration from artist Julie Arkell, Rachel has designed a scarf just as charming and unique as its namesake. Textured stitches, cables and Rachel’s much-loved bobbles create a trailing flower pattern while Jade Sapphire’s beautiful hand-dyed cashmere provides luscious softness. Arkell is constructed of two panels that are grafted together to ensure a balanced pattern, which can be accented by soft fringing to complete the scarf.

SIZE
One size: 13.5cm (5.in) wide x 255cm (100in) long, excluding fringe

YARN
Jade Sapphire Mongolian Cashmere 8-ply (aran/heavy worsted weight; 100% cashmere; 91m / 100yds per 55g skein)
Shade: Cloud Cuckoo x 4 skeins

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
5mm (UK 6/US 8) knitting needles
5mm (UK 6/US H/8) crochet hook for adding fringe
Cable needle
Stitch holder or waste yarn
Tapestry needle
Sharp scissors for trimming the fringe

TENSION
1 panel repeat (35 sts and 28 rows) to measure 13.5 x 20cm (5. x 7.in) after blocking.
Work repeats of rows 15-42 of Chart A for the swatch.
Take time to check your tension and adjust the needle size as necessary to ensure an accurate finish.

PATTERN NOTES
• The length is adjustable by working fewer or more repeats of the main 28-row repeat – ensure you adjust each panel equally and the yarn quantity accordingly.

For any errata that comes to light please see our blog at LoopKnitLounge.com