Bardsea Scarf (Optional Hood) by Bridget Pupillo

Bardsea Scarf (Optional Hood)

June 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
800 - 990 yards (732 - 905 m)
adult one size
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The Bardsea scarf features elegant cables in a unique, timeless design. A simple twist along the bottom, top, and side edges gives the scarf a finished look, while a staggered pattern shows off the long inner cable design. The scarf has an optional hood, which is picked up along the top edge of the scarf and worked up, then grafted together along the top center hood for a seamless effect. The hood creates an extra layer of coziness on chilly or windy days, but can be pushed down in warmer weather. The scarf itself a generous width and length and could be used as a shawl, or wrapped up snugly around the neck and secured with a decorative pin.

This is an intermediate level pattern. Knitters should have experience with following cable charts or written instructions as well as basic shaping and Kitchener Stitch technique. This pattern is sized for the average adult. The scarf is 65” in length and 12” in width. The optional hood is 10” high and 20” across at the base.

The gauge is 18 stitches and 28 rows over 4” in stranded stockinette stitch, blocked.

This pattern calls for an Aran weight yarn. It works best in a wool/cotton or wool/silk blend, as the blend creates a bit of drape and softness.

You will also need a set of 32” circular needles in size US 8 or whatever size necessary to obtain gauge, and a cable needle or spare double pointed needle for the cable work.

This pattern includes complete charts as well as full written instructions for the cables, so that you may choose according to your preference.