The pattern is based on a traditional seaman scarf construction, worked from the middle tail to the end with a provisional cast on and then the stitches are picked up for the ribbed neck and worked to the other end so both ends match.
The cable is worked on a background of reverse stockinette. The width of the scarf can be easily changed by changing the amount of stockinette around the cable.
Worked in a DK weight yarn, light enough to be a pleasure but warm enough when needed on cold days. The scarf blocked is approximately 12 x 55 and takes approximately 500 yards. Worked at a gauge of 20 st x 24 rows in the cable pattern.
The idea came to me when a friend was huddled into their coat and the wind was beating down the back of their neck. I decided a seaman scarf was just what was needed. The ribbed neck keeping the back of the neck warm while the cable is attractive to look at. Simple and elegant.I really enjoyed doing this pattern up and Tall Gal has a few more patterns in the works for the summer...
The pattern is for sale on Ravelry for $3.00 and can be found here.
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