Thursday, December 08, 2005

Saxon Scarf down low

I just want to take a second and say thanks for all the compliments on the Saxon Scarf. And thanks, of course, for just tuning in all the time. *warm fuzzies*

So here are the details on Saxon Scarf for those who are interested in making one:

  • I'm working this with LB Wool-Ease Worsted (in Mushroom) on Denise Interchangeables US 9. I'm figuring I'll use about 1.5 skeins.
  • The cable pattern is a generic Saxon Braid. You can find a chart and written instructions here. I'm using instructions from my copy of Donna Kooler's Encyclopedia of Knitting (see previous post by that title).
  • I added some rib edging and border to the panel. So... here's my first psuedo-knitting pattern (please, be kind):
  1. CO 38 sts
  2. Work 4 rows in 2x2 rib (k2,p2 repeat)
  3. Row 5 (WS): K2,P2,K2 , row 1 of cable panel, K2,P2,K2
  4. Row 6 (RS): P2, K2, P2, row 2 of cable panel, P2, K2, P2
  5. Continue with border and cabel panel until desired length
My scarf is about 5" wide. If you want to widen it, I would just add more border ribbing. Also, my edges are curling a bit, which I hope will relax when I soften it up with a hair conditioner wash. If you choose a 100% wool yarn a good blocking will cure your curling blues.


On other knitting news: I'm still working Hourglass (take 2), and I plan to finish Saxon Scarf this weekend.


Bee said...

The scarf looks wonderful! I think it's great that you use the hair conditioner wash too!

Winter said...

The scarf does indeed look nice. I might try making it, once I get some more yarn and some more time on my hands (read: after all my dang Christmas knitting is done).

ErLeCa said...

I hear Winter about that Christmas knitting! But the scarf does look fantastic. I really like how the yarn looks with the cables.

Oh and Jill (from Adventures of Bean) and I are going to be knitting at the Starbucks in Armory on Saturday. Probably around 10:30 or 11. You should definitely come if you don't have plans already!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the pattern! I'm definitely going to start one after I knit and felt a pair of mittens for my daughter.