Sunday, October 14, 2012

Skinny Irish Hiking Scarf

Once upon a time, in the far away town of Sacile, Italy, a brand-new knitter was born. After her first foray into knitting, expanding on her years and years of yarn experience with crochet, she joined a social networking site for yarn crafters called Ravelry. While accessing this mystical portal to all things full of yarn-y goodness, she came upon a magnificent and talented group of knitters that participated in a Harry Potter-themed knitting swap. While her husband was far off assisting in the slaying of distant foes, this group became her support system and close friends.

When one of them suggested starting a new kind of swap, one that passed along a piece of knitting for all involved to participate in and each end up with their own scarf worked on by hands from around the world, the neophyte knitter was overcome with excitement and immediately set to searching out the perfect pattern to use.

To her dismay, she was unable to find one that catered to her tastes and desires....thus, the Skinny Irish Hiking Scarf was born.

With needles clicking and quill scribbling, she made notes, alterations and ultimately, the scarf she envisioned so clearly in her mind.

She wrote out the pattern with care and sent the written instructions and beginnings of a community project around the world.

About a year later, it came back home to her, waiting to be finished off and worn with pride, and now that the written pattern has recently been uncovered from the depths of my castle's dungeons, I pass it along to you all...

Skinny Irish Hiking Scarf

Size 5.0mm/US8 knitting needles

Cable needle

Worsted weight yarn


C6F: slip 3 stitches to the cable needle and hold in front. Knit next 3 stitches, then knit 3 stitches off the cable needle.


CO 22 sts

Knit 4 rows

R1 (WS): Sl first st p-wise, K2, P2, K3, P6, K3, P2, K3

R2 (RS): Sl first st p-wise, K4, P3, K6, P3, K5

R3-6: Repeat rows 1 & 2

R7: Repeat row 1

R8: Sl first st p-wise, K4, P3, C6F, P3, K5


Repeat last 8 rows until desired length, ending with row 7.


Knit 4 rows.

Bind off.

The selling of projects resulting in use of this pattern is permitted, but please don't sell the pattern itself, and always provide the link/URL to the pattern where you sell it so others can enjoy crafting as well!


Michelle said...

Very nice! How wide is it? It almost looks more like a belt or a sash than a scarf. I do love the pattern... I'm dipping my toes into the waters of cabling for the first time, and am only moderately terrified :)

Pam Laurich said...

I love it! just finished and I used size 13 needles with bulky yarn!! came out beautiful! thanks!