Tablet Braid Scarf by Janelle Martin

Tablet Braid Scarf

April 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Chart B, locked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
705 - 900 yards (645 - 823 m)
Short, Long
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About this Design: This pattern is inspired by examples of Viking-Style tablet weaving fabrics. Vikings produced beautiful fabrics by this method which they used to decorate their clothes, used as belts and as headbands. This scarf is a stylized cable pattern similar to a common motif found in Viking tablet weaving.

Pattern is 11 pages.

Skills Required:

  • Working with cables
  • Working with charts
  • Working an icord
  • Increasing and decreasing
  • Blocking

Finished Size (blocked):
8.5”/21.59 cm wide by 57.25 (88.25)”/145.42 (223.52) cm long

Other Tools:

  • Cable needle (2)
  • Pompoms, fake fur 2”/5 cm (2) - optional
  • Glow line tape (to mark current row on charts/instructions).
  • Fine cotton thread in contrasting colour for life-lines
  • Tapestry needle
  • Tpins

Skill Level: Intermediate

Yarn: 705 (900) yards/645 (822) meters of wool DK weight yarn that knits up to 5 sts/inch.

Shown In: Bare Naked Wools ‘Kent DK’, (300 yards/274 meters; 60% Merino wool, 40% Romney wool; 4.0 oz/115 grams per skein). 3 skeins in White Sand, size long and 2 Wild, Wild Wool fake fur pompoms 2”/5 cm, olive.

About the Collection:
During the summer of 2014, I traveled to Newfoundland, to the arctic coastal tundra region where the Vikings had the first European settlement in North America. Such gorgeous landscape! It’s inspired a collection focused around the landscape of this area of Newfoundland and its geological cousins in Iceland and coastal Ireland. I’ve been lucky enough to visit all three places over the past 10 years. I find the remote and stark landscapes inspiring – nature has such beautiful lines and movement.

During my visit to Newfoundland’s Great Northern Penninsula (the location of the first Viking settlement in North America) inspiration struck quite quickly and before the week was out, I had the core ideas for the Northern Landscapes collection. This accessory collection of 30-40 pieces focuses on shawls/stoles, scarves, hats, and cowls. I knew right away that the beautiful, natural colours and textures of Bare Naked Wools paired perfectly with this landscape. The collection also features indie dyers, focusing on colours drawn from the three landscapes.

The collection will be released in three parts and will be available as ebooks or individual patterns. Part one was published in August 2015, part two was published over 2016/17 and part three will be released in 2019.