Open Arms by Rebekka Mauser

Open Arms

December 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, knit flat, on smaller needle, after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
831 - 864 yards (760 - 790 m)
One size: Length: 190 cm / 75”, Width: 28 cm / 11”

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This pattern is available as part of our digital collection Making Stories & Friends Winter 2018.

Scarves evoke a lot of memories for most knitters: Chances are, they‘re how we learned to knit, so many of us have very fond memories associated with long lengths of fabric, created by the steady back and forth on, most likely, straight needles.

Rebekka took our idea for a modern, super wearable scarf and twisted it on its head: Knit horizontally, her design combines subtle stripes of different textures, keeping it interesting to knit and fantastic to wear.

Add a bit of fringe, and the salt- and-pepper tones of Abundant Earth Fiber‘s Josef & Anni base, and you got yourself a new wardrobe staple!


One size


Abundant Earth Fiber Josef & Anni (90% Merino, 10% Targhee; 330 metres / 360 yards per 100 g)

760 metres / 832 yards

If you’re adding fringe 30 metres / 32 yards more are needed.

Sample shown is knit in colourway Pepper.


3.5 mm / US 4 circular needle with a cable length of at least 120 cm / 47” (or needle size to obtain gauge)
5.5mm / US 9 circular needle with a cable length of at least 120 cm / 47” (or needle size to obtain gauge)


20 sts x 42 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (knit flat, in garter stitch, on smaller needle, after blocking)


Length: 190 cm / 75”
Width: 28 cm / 11”