Fall is a great time for all sorts of fun activities – amongst them is knitting, of course! So, grab a Pumpkin Spice Latte and cast on for my latest pattern, the Celtic Roots Scarf.
This beautiful scarf continues my love of the Saxon braid that started with my Celtic Roots Headband.
I had a knitter tell me once that what she likes most about my patterns is that there is always something new to learn with them – a new stitch, a new technique, or just something you don’t regularly see or do. This pattern is no exception. It’s an interesting knit.
Have you ever heard of the Chinese Waitress Cast On or the matching Chinese Waitress Bind Off? When searching for a super attractive, tailored cast on and matching bind off to use for this pattern, I happened upon these two wonderful techniques. I had never used them myself prior to this pattern, but will certainly do so again. They do take a lit bit of extra time, but they both are SO WORTH IT. I cannot say that enough. If you are going to take the time to knit an entire 72″ scarf, what’s a few more minutes to have a meticulous cast on and bind off edge, right?!?
You’ll also want to pick a yarn that gives excellent stitch definition for this project. You really want those cables to P-O-P. Madelinetosh very kindly provided their Tosh Vintage yarn for this project (in the Aura color way) and I love the results! Thanks so much, MadTosh!!!
As always, this downloadable, PDF pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knit to reduce the potential for error. The pattern is charted, but also features complete written line by line instructions so the ability to read a chart is not necessary to work this pattern.
Full pattern details for the Celtic Roots Scarf.