Anacapa Scarf by Lauren Rad

Anacapa Scarf

December 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
US 8 - 5.0 mm
440 - 500 yards (402 - 457 m)
low vision format available
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This pattern includes a second PDF version that is formatted for knitters with low vision. It has black text, size 22 or larger text in a sans serif font, no italics, no columns, and fully-written directions. The chart is still included but is not needed to work the pattern. Many thanks to Gemma Thompson (gemmabelle here on Rav) and the Accessible Patterns group for their guidance in formatting patterns in a more accessible way.

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This pattern is named for Anacapa Island, a very special island off the coast of Ventura County. The island is actually three small islets close together, and the large and small cables on this scarf are meant to mimic the effect of the tall West Anacapa next to the shorter Middle and East Anacapa islands. When seen from shore, these islets seem to change size and shape depending on the weather, the fog conditions, the heat, and so much more.

Venturing out to Anacapa is often a chilly voyage, so it’s smart to bundle up. A cozy, cabled scarf like this one is very helpful and will make the journey much more comfortable.

One size, 6 ft (1.8 m) long x 8 in (20.3 cm) wide

Light worsted weight yarn, 400 yds (366 m)

Sample shown knit in Aslan Trends Royal Alpaca, 100 g/ 3.5 oz.

4” (10 cm) square = 21 stitches x 26 rows

One set of needles in a size to match gauge listed above

Suggested needle sizes: US 8 (5.0 mm)

Two stitch markers
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Techniques: cables, knitting under yarn floats