Careen Scarf by Louise Zass-Bangham

Careen Scarf

November 2012
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18.5 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch (stockinette)
US 8 - 5.0 mm
453 yards (414 m)
21cm/8“ wide x 180cm/71” long
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I love cowls dearly, but nothing beats a long scarf for wrapping up in bitterly cold weather. This luxurious wool/silk mix is so warm in squashy aran.

I wanted a scarf that avoided endless miles of boringly repetitive knitting, looked great on, yet was still quick and easy to make.

So I came up with an Art Deco motif that grows up from each end, while a larger patterned section creates interest in the centre - shown off to great effect when the scarf is wound round your neck or looped double, as illustrated.

This is an easy project, suitable for a novice, but the motifs will hold an intermediate knitter’s interest.

The pattern includes charts AND written instructions - ideal if you want to learn how to follow charts since you can refer to both.

Prefer accessories in matching sets? See Careen ebook for the other pieces in this collection.

21cm/8“ wide x 180cm/71” long.


  • Fyberspates Aran Scrumptious 45% silk 55% merino, 165m/180yds per 100g skein, 3 skeins 495m/540yds. Shown in Water 403.
  • 5mm/US 8 needles
  • stitch markers (optional)
  • tapestry needle to weave in ends

18.5 sts & 24rows to 10cm/4” square over stocking stitch with 5mm/US 8 needles or size required to achieve tension.

Thank you to Mel, Denise, Margaret & Serena.

Photography at Chiswick Park, in 2-Way Mirror Labyrinth by Jeppe Hein.