Far Hills Scarf by Jared Flood

Far Hills Scarf

Knitting
August 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
29 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in Far Hills Scarf Chart pattern with Size A needles, after blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
510 - 660 yards (466 - 604 m)
Short (Medium, Long) Scarf: 6½" [16.5 cm] wide; 63¼ (72¾, 82¼)" [160.5 (185,209) cm] long
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Columns of beaded rib leaven traditional cables for a handsome, unisex accessory with layers of texture. Worked from end to end in Shelter, the Far Hills Scarf can be knit to three different lengths. Because the central horseshoe cable crosses at a slower rate than the flanking cables, the pattern is worked from a large chart. Tubular edges and flat-lying selvedges worked by combining knit and slipped stitches ensure a perfect, professional finish.

This pattern was published as part of Jared Flood’s first print book, WOOLENS. You can purchase all patterns in this collection as an ebook at brooklyntweed.com.


Construction

Scarf is worked flat in one piece from end to end.

Yardage

Shelter Version:

  • 510 (585, 660) yards of worsted weight wool yarn

Ranch 01 Version:

  • 549 (630, 710) total yards of worsted weight yarn

Yarn

Shelter Version:

  • 4 (5, 5) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50 grams)
  • Medium scarf photographed in color Truffle Hunt

Ranch 01 Version:

  • 3 (3, 4) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Ranch 01 (100% American Rambouillet wool; 220 yards/100 grams)
  • Medium scarf photographed in color Indigo 2

Gauge

  • 29½ stitches & 29½ rows = 4” in Far Hills Scarf Cable Chart pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric)
One pair of straight needles or a 32” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

Size B (for Ribbing)
One 24” long or longer circular needle, three sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On only)
One 24” long or longer circular needle, one size smaller than Size B
Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

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 variances in individual work. You may wish to test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.

Finished Dimensions

Short (Medium, Long) Scarf:

  • 6½" [16.5 cm] wide; 63¼ (72¾, 82¼)" [160.5 (185, 209) cm] long
  • Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

  • 2x2 Tubular Cast On (Flat Knitting; even number of stitches with Flat Cord Selvedges)
  • Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)

Skill Level

3 out of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns in this scarf are charted only.