Vesta by Norah Gaughan


January 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
40 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in chart pattern, after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1005 yards (919 m)
7? [18 cm] wide; 65½” [166.5 cm] long
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Vesta is a visually intricate and densely tactile scarf that boasts ingeniously reversible cabled motifs. One side features stretches of braided globe cables, precisely directed to form geometric impressions akin to gemstones nestled in latticework frames. The other side features a similar arrangement, but with optional instructions for incorporating clusters of bobbles in the globes. Garter stitch and incorporated I-cord selvedges ensure clean and minimal edges, keeping attention on expert stitchwork meant to have its own place among the stars — or on your shoulders!

This scarf is worked flat from end to end. The cable pattern is reversible; its appearance is different on each side, but both are equally attractive. The motif is worked from charts only. One chart is provided for Side A and another chart for Side B; alternate between the charts as you work each side.


  • 7 skeins Brooklyn Tweed Arbor (100% American Targhee Wool; 145 yards/50 grams)

  • Photographed in color Treehouse


  • 1005 yards of DK weight wool yarn


  • 40 stitches & 46 rows = 4? in chart pattern, after blocking


  • One pair of straight needles or a 32? circular needle* in size needed to obtain gauge listed

  • Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

*Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used.

Finished Dimensions

  • 7? [18 cm] wide; 65½” [166.5 cm] long

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

  • Rib Cabled Cast On

  • Grafted Bind Off

Skill Level

  • 5 out of 5: Advanced

Please note: the stitch patterns for this garment are charted only.