Jonathan by Lee Meredith


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Jonathan appears as a squishy, 2-color brioche, stripy scarf with some cables here and there, until you hold it flat, stretching it out a bit, and reveal the hidden goats!

Make it more narrow or wide by choosing your yarn weight to fit your wants, and use multiple colors for the contrasting background yarn if you want a more colorful look.

This piece can be very guy-friendly - it was even designed specifically for a goat-loving metalhead dude!

The pattern is written for brioche beginners, to be easy if you’ve never done it before; some cable experience is recommended, but cabling in the brioche stitch is just like working normal cables with a cable needle.

There are three different goats, with three different face shapes and horn styles, so you can choose your favorite to go on the end, where it will be most visible, and then either stick the other two on after that, or just use the non-goat cable pattern to fill in the rest of your scarf. The back side of your scarf won’t have goats, but it will have some nice looking brioche cables in the contrasting color(s), making your scarf reversible.

The goat cable patterns were adapted from an original non-brioche goat cable design by the awesome Cyn, which is available for free on her Half-Assed Knit Blog.

This is part of the leethal Dark Trio - 3 different patterns for gender-neutral accessories, each with a little hidden evil. The trio also includes Warren the satanic or chaotic hat, and Andrew the good/evil fingerless mitts. (Each single pattern is $6; the whole trio is $12.)

This pattern includes very detailed instructions on working the 2-color brioche pattern, and cabling in brioche, including photo how-to’s, and the 4 cable patterns are written and charted.

Use a yarn around worsted weight for a nice normal scarf width, use bulky yarn for an extra wide piece, more like a wrap, or use a lighter weight (sport-DK) for a more narrow scarf.

You need
yarn of your choice, in a weight ranging sport to bulky, in 2 solid colors, or 1 main solid color, and different colors/yarns for the contrasting color yarns
-- 160-280 yards / 150-260 meters each color bulky
-- 180-300 yards / 165-275 meters each color aran
-- 200-320 yards / 180-290 meters each color worsted
-- 220-350 yards / 200-320 meters each color sport
1 circular needle sized to match your yarn, any length (24”/60cm is easiest)
2 cable needles (at least 1 real cable needle, not DPN)