Inspired by an antique cider press, the Cider Press Scarf and Cowl feature a “flowing cider” center cable, “wooden screw” side cables and a “screening” border. Work Cider Press in a glorious, full length, or the more tailored buttoned cowl…or both!
There are many ways to wear this versatile pair as shown in the accompanying photos. If desired, the pattern can be easily modified for a custom length, while the center of each scarf can also be customized with either an overlapping center (as shown on the orange scarf) or an interlocking center (as shown on the green buttoned cowl).
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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.
The pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knit to reduce the potential for error.
Finished, blocked scarf measures approximately 77” (196 cm) long by 7” (18 cm) wide.
Finished, blocked buttoned cowl measures approximately 45.5” (116 cm) long by 7” (18 cm) wide.
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.
Using larger-sized needles, 30 stitches/26 rows to 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm) in cable pattern, blocked.
Gauge is not critical, but keep in mind that a different gauge will result in different finished dimensions as well as changing your yarn requirements. Please make sure you have enough yarn!
Both the Cider Press scarf and cowl are easily worked from end to end. The mirroring effect is achieved entirely by the visual direction of the pattern stitches used.
To work this pattern, you will need to know:
- Long-tail cast-on
- Cable cast-on (purl-wise)
- Cable stitches – 2/2 RC, 2/2 LC, 3/3 RC
- Knit and purl stitches
- Slipped stitches
- Yarn over – YO
Scarf: Allow approximately 565 yds (517 m) of worsted weight yarn.
Cowl: Allow approximately 350 yds (320 m) of worsted weight yarn.
A worsted weight yarn with good stitch definition and little to no halo is recommended. Slight tonals work well, but highly variegated yarn will distract from the cable pattern.
US 4 (3.5mm) straight or circular needles
US 6 (4 mm) straight or circular needles
Or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
Tapestry/blunt yarn needle
Four 3⁄4” (1.9 cm) shank-style buttons (for Buttoned Cowl)