Tilly by Lisa Lloyd
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April 2008
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
384 - 560 yards (351 - 512 m)
6 x 60" (15 x 152.5cm) or 9 x 60" (23 x 152.5cm)

Pattern Description from A Fine Fleece: “With so many lace scarf designs, I decided it was high time for a cabled scarf. Following the lesson I learned from the Road Not Taken scarf, I let Tilly take me on a completely new journey in design. I knew I wanted a scarf that could be worked at a multiple of gauges, from a diminutive sport/DK weight all the way up to a heavy worsted, ultra-warm version. What I didn’t know was how to edge the scarf to make the flat surface that so many of us expect in neckwear. The obvious choice would have been moss or seed stitch, but the additional stitches added to the chart repeat made an extra-wide, heavy, worsted version. I threw caution to the wind and decided to let the cables do their business unassisted. I adore the result. What better accompaniment to dramatic curving cables than a softly rolled edge? I couldn’t resist exploring the contrasting theme further with the rustic handspun Churro yarn to compare with the soft and luxurious Rowan Felted Tweed at the finer gauge.”

Skill Level: Intermediate

Finished Measurements:

  • Small: Approximately 6 x 60” (15 x 152.5cm)
  • Large: Approximately 9 x 60” (23 x 152.5cm)

Yarn: #3 light or #4 medium

  • 400 yds (366m) sport/DK weight
  • 500 yds (458m) heavy worsted weight
  • 4 skeins Green Mountain Spinnery Mountain Mohair, 2 oz (57g) skeins, each approximately 140yds (128m), 30% mohair, 70% wool, 5-SP Spice
  • 2 skeins Rowan Felted Tweed 1.75oz (50g) skeins, each approximately 192 yds (175m), 50% merino, 25% alpaca, 25% viscose/rayon, 155 Pickle

Needles and Notions:

  • For Small Scarf: US size 4 (3.5mm) knitting needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • For Large Scarf: US size 8 (5mm) knitting needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Cable needle
  • Tapestry needle


  • For Small Scarf: 35 stitches = 4” (10cm) in Chart patterns. Adjust needle size as necessary to obtain correct gauge.

  • For Large Scarf: 20 stitches = 4” (10cm) in Chart patterns. Adjust needle size as necessary to obtain correct gauge.

ERRATA: This pattern has errata. The website that provides errata for this book is currently down. Please check the A Fine Fleece group for solutions.