Shackleton by Michele Wang
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Shackleton

Knitting
September 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches
in Scarf Chart pattern using Size A needle(s) and two strands of yarn held together, after blocking
US 11 - 8.0 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
1360 - 1400 yards (1244 - 1280 m)
11¾" wide; 74½" long
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Errata available: brooklyntweed.com

Toasty enough for a polar expedition, this scarf is worked with two strands of Shelter held together on large needles. Plump cables of varying scales keep the knitting engaging as the scarf quickly grows to a generous size. The large motifs coil and splice like sailors’ knots while the small ones ripple between. Garter stitch edges keep everything shipshape and Bristol fashion.

Shackleton is worked from one end to the other and the instructions are given in chart form. Special techniques help you achieve perfect edges on all sides of the scarf. Knit it in a color that goes with all your winter wear, because once you’ve wrapped this thermal wonder around your neck, you won’t want to come out until spring.

MATERIALS
1360 yards of worsted weight wool yarn
10 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Woodsmoke

GAUGE
15½ stitches & 19¼ rows = 4” in Scarf Chart pattern using Size A needle(s) and two strands of yarn held together, after blocking

14-stitch cable from chart measures approximately 3½” wide using Size A needle(s) and two strands of yarn held together, after blocking

NEEDLES
Size A (for Main Fabric):
One pair of straight needles or a 24” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 8 mm (US 11)

Size B (for Edgings):
One pair of straight needles or a 24” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 6½ mm (US 10½)

Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
11¾” wide; 74½” long

SKILL LEVEL
3 of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns in this scarf are charted only.