Tiller by Julie Hoover


September 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 30 rows = 2 inches
in Left or Right Trinity Panel with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
940 - 980 yards (860 - 896 m)
10½" wide; 76¾" long
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Cozy enough for working on the water or just for fending off the elements on a blustery day, this generous scarf is plush with panels of trinity stitch and interlacing cables. Tiller is more than six feet of toothsome knitting, worked from one end to the other with a tubular cast-on and bind-off for neat and durable edges. The handsome net of cables is intuitive to knit, so you’ll quickly find a comfortable rhythm. And the trinity stitch yields deep texture in the flanking panels, mimicking the appearance of small bobbles through paired triple increases and decreases that are simple to work. Tiller will also introduce a new edge technique into your repertoire: wrapped chain selvedges have a similar appearance to garter stitch, but yield a cleaner and more structured straight edge that’s useful for all kinds of projects.

Knit this scarf in your favorite bright hue of Shelter to beat the winter doldrums or select a warm neutral to pair with any outfit when the air turns chilly.

The scarf is worked flat in one piece, from end to end.

940 yards of worsted weight wool yarn
7 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Nest

28-stitch motif from Cable Panel measures 4½“ wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking
14-stitch motif from Left or Right Trinity Panel measures 2½” wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking
30 rows = 4” in either stitch pattern

Size A (for Main Fabric):
One pair of straight needles or a 24” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauges listed
Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

Size B (for Ribbing):
One pair of straight needles or a 24” circular needle, one size smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On & Bind Off only):
One 24” circular needle, one size smaller than Size B
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used

Note: If you have adjusted the needle size to obtain the correct gauge, it may or may not be necessary to make a matching adjustment to the needle size used for Tubular Cast On due to variance in individual work. Please test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.

10½“ wide; 76¾” long

(if using Tubular Cast On and Bind Off):
4 of 5

(if using another cast on and bind off):
3 of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns used for this garment include written as well as charted instructions.