Voilà: Shire Scarf

Lately, I’ve had all kinds of GTD energy, picking up languishing design WIPS that are mostly done, but abandoned for one excuse or another (I have an infinite supply of excuses). I don’t know exactly what’s prompting me to pick up old projects, but it’s probably some combination of forcing myself to work out at the gym, boredom, chagrin that I abandoned them in the first place (especially this one that was completely finished except for formatting into my pattern template), a desire to drop the phrase “passive income” into casual conversation, and a need to feel productive while binge-watching New Tricks (love Brian “Memory” Lane) and A Touch of Frost.

So, I finished my Shire Scarf that was rejected by Knitty, composed a limerick for it, added it to Ravelry and Craftsy, and now lookie here: a blog post.

My friend Angie took the photos at her little farm in June 2015 (!). And then we ate a delicious chicken dinner.*

Pattern Details: Shire Scarf by Robin Allen | A Texas Girl Knits

A knitter once had a desire
For a scarf of cables entire
Right and wrong must look same
For that’s playing the game
And here is the winner called Shire!

Shire is a heavily cabled scarf that uses 4-stitch cable crossings on both right and wrong sides to produce alternating bands of cables and lattice. And it’s reversible! Both sides look the same, but are not identical.

Features

  • Written and charted instructions
  • Sizing options
  • Reversible
  • Looks great on both sides

Skills
Knitting, purling, cabling. (Cabling without a cable needle would be very helpful.)

Size
One. Approximately 6” (15cm) x 68” (173cm).

Yarn
Valley Yarns Northampton 100% wool; 247yd/226m per 100g skein Natural; 2 skeins.

Needles
1 pair size US 8 (5mm) needles.

Notions
Cable needle, yarn needle, removable stitch marker.

Gauge
34 sts/26 rows = 4” (10cm) in cable pattern, blocked.
20 sts/28 rows = 4” (10cm) in stockinette stitch, blocked.


*Kidding.

To Ponder: The weaker the body is, the more it commands; the stronger it is, the more it obeys. |-John-Jacques Rousseau-|

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