Riverwalk by Mary Heather Browne


January 2005
yarn held together
+ Aran
= Bulky (7 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 13 rows = 4 inches
in single rib, unstretched
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
210 - 840 yards (192 - 768 m)
narrow version measures 84" / 213.5 cm long and 3 1/4” / 8 cm wide; wide version measures 84” / 213.5 cm long and 6” / 15 cm wide
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Reversible cables throughout a single-rib stitch pattern give
just enough interest to a classic, simple, and extra-long scarf,
with two different widths from which to choose - narrow or
wide. Riverwalk is perfect for a single strand of a bulky, cozy
yarn, or for two strands of worsted-weight yarn held together.

The narrow version of Riverwalk has one cable repeat; the wider version has two. Both written and charted directions are given. Selvedge stitches, worked by slipping the final stitch of the row purlwise with yarn in front and then knitting the first stitch of each row, give a smooth, neat edge to the scarf.


420 (840) yards / 384 (768) meters worsted weight yarn, held double throughout


210 (420) yards / 192 (384) meters bulky weight (12-ply) yarn, single strand

Yarn Shown:

Yarn Shown:
2 (4) skeins Malabrigo Yarns Merino Worsted; 210 yds / 192 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g skein; 100% merino wool

Narrow version is shown in the 69 Pearl Ten colorway; wide version is shown in the 117 Verde Adriana colorway. Both versions are worked with yarn held double throughout.

Though gauge is not crucial for this project, please note that changing yarn, needle size, or gauge will result in a different finished size and may affect yardage requirements.


cable needle or short double-pointed needle for holding stitches; row counter (optional); tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

tech editing: Laura Chau (cosmicpluto!)
pattern review: Marnie MacLean (Marnie!)