Thursday, July 31, 2008

Matilda - A winter scarf

Hello all...

Another pattern for you from this year's knitting arsenal. 'Matilda' is an amazing scarf that I fell in love with it after the first pattern repeat. Not only did I get amazing compliments every single time I have worn it, but it really knits up as the most luxurious yet sturdy fabric. This really is a showstopper and by far my favourite project of this past winter. I would really recommend it as your next scarf project as it is so interesting to knit and you will love the texture. Especially if you love cabling and even more so if you are one of these super coordinated people who can whizz up masses of cables without a cable needle!

I have named it Matilda, as I was watching the glorious BBC series Cranford while I was knitting it. (A series I really hope continues, it is just so so good!)

I chose the wool on impulse early last winter when Rowan Cocoon came out as it just called to me from across the room. It's beautifully spun and with a slight sheen and I really adore it. I chose the lightest colour as it really makes the lattice cable pattern pop and I wouldn't recommend the darker shades for this for that reason. If you see the archives of this blog, you will see that I frogged a striped cabled scarf in Cocoon with the dark charcoal shade because it was very stiff and was like night and day in texture to the fluffy lovely Scree colourway. Pattern also on Ravelry of course, here.

(Please note that this pattern has been recently adjusted due an error. Apologies!)

‘Matilda’ – Cabled Winter Scarf

Materials Used:

5 x 100g balls of Rowan Cocoon in ‘Scree’ for a scarf length of 2 meters or as many to make your preferred length.
7mm needles
Cable Needle

Gauge: any will do ;-)

CO 50 stitches (or multiples of 6 to suit your yarn/gauge + 1 edge st on each side) with your preferred cast on method.

Knit in the following stitch pattern until the scarf measures 2 meters or your desired length. Weave in ends.

Stitch Pattern:
6-st RC Sl 3 sts to cn and hold to back, k3, k3 from cn.
6-st LC Sl 3 sts to cn and hold to front, k3, k3 from cn.

Row 1 and all RS rows : Knit.
Rows 2 and all WS rows: Purl.
Row 3: K1 (edge), K3, *6-st RC; rep from * end to last 4 stitches, K3, K1 (edge).
Row 7: K1 (edge), *6-st LC; rep from* to end to last stitch, K1 (edge).
Rep Rows 1-8.




Anonymous said...

This is very stunning and I love cables. Thank you so much for making
the pattern available to me. Can't
wait to get started.

Ariel said...

The scarf is incredibly gorgeous. I think it's time for me to learn to cable without a cable needle. Thanks for the pattern!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! This is amazing. I'm going to go look through my yarn stash right now. Thank you for sharing this beautiful pattern

Arianna said...

Thank you! I really appreciate the comments! I was going through a cable obsessed phase last winter and I wanted to knit a scarf with as many cables I could pack into the fabric! I love it and really I am so happy you are going to try it! Keep me posted with the results! Arianna

Anonymous said...

Love this scarf--thanks for the pattern.

Arianna said...

Sorry about the error everyone and seriously, nice job on those of you who have already knit it successfully! I have quadruple checked the stitch pattern this time. (Note to self, no more posting patterns while drinking red wine!)

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Chelsea Mae said...

May I ask what edging technique you used? Would you mind breaking what you did down for me? Thank You! Its a beautiful scarf!

Anonymous said...

I love this but am puzzled by the patterns. Where are rows 4, 5, 6 and 8?

Electricfoxtrot said...

To Anon: Re:Row 4,5,6,8

Row 4 is Purl
Row 5 is Knit
Row 6 is Purl
Row 8 is Purl

Took me a little while after reading the pattern to figure this out myself since I'm very new to cables but the key is in the following:
"Row 1 and all RS rows : Knit.
Rows 2 and all WS rows: Purl."

All RS rows, ie. 1,3,5,7 are Knit
All WS rows, i.e 2,4,6,8 are Purl

Hope you see this, or this helps someone else!

Purl Girl said...

Arianna, thank you so much. What a gorgeous pattern.
-I'm a bit confused with the +1 on each side.
(I cast 50, but have only 1 extra on Front side.
6 x 7 = 49 + 1 + 50)
I'm currently working the project but know I misunderstood it somewhere.
Should the edges have 1 extra on each side for stocking knit?
Please, help.

Angel said...

Just started making this scarf and I love it. Thanks for posting. I'd love to make a hat to match this, but I fear I'm too much of a newbie to design the pattern myself.

Choofie Baby Blankets said...

Double purpose... It could be a shawl or a blanket for baby. Lovely!

Choofie – Onwer
baby blanket

Ruth said...

Just finishing up this scarf in time for a cold snap. Will need to block the ends as it wants to curl on me. Love love love the cables. Made it in a nice warm alpaca/wool blend.

Anonymous said...

When I follow this pattern, the scarf looks nothing like the picture. It has a series of cables in the middle with a 3-stitch wide border on each side. What am I doing wrong?

Anonymous said...

I would love to convert this to crochet to teach both yarn methods. Can you do this, or point me in the right direction?

Unknown said...

Thank you for sharing this gorgeous pattern. Can't wait to start.

Anonymous said...

Just a question, is this pattern reversible?

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Is this pattern reverable

Queen Diva said...

Thank you. This made it very clear.

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