Companion scarf to the popular Celtic Roots Headband, the Celtic Roots Scarf continues with the Saxon Braid motif, this time in a half-drop pattern which produces a tangle of cables on a generously sized and warm scarf!
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NOTE: This original design pattern is the copyrighted property of Melissa Burke, Apiary Knits, and is intended for the personal use of the original purchaser only. Please do not reproduce or distribute this pattern (in whole or in part) without express written permission from Melissa Burke, Apiary Knits.
One size. Finished, blocked scarf measures approx 10” (25.4 cm) in width and 72” (182.9 cm) in length. Scarf length may be adjusted by working more/fewer pattern repeats.
The pattern is fully charted, but also includes complete written directions so the ability to read a chart is not necessary to work this pattern.
32 sts/29 rows to 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm) in cable pattern stitch (measured over a medallion), blocked.
The scarf is cast on and worked flat.
To work this pattern, you will need to know:
- Chinese Waitress cast-on and matching Chinese Waitress bind-off
- Knit and purl stitches
- Cable stitches – 2/1LPC, 2/2LC, 2/2LPC, 2/1RPC, 2/2RC, 2/2RPC
Allow approx 760 – 800 yards (695 – 732 m) worsted weight yarn.
Avoid highly variegated and/or excessively fuzzy yarn as it will obscure the cable pattern.
US 4 (3.5 mm) double-pointed, circular or single-pointed needles
US 5 (3.75 mm) double-pointed, circular or single-pointed needles
US 6 (4 mm) double-pointed, circular or single-pointed needles
Or any size needed to obtain correct gauge and length to suit number of stitches.
Tapestry/blunt yarn needle
T-pins (optional, for blocking)