Columns of beaded rib leaven traditional cables for a handsome, unisex accessory with layers of texture. Worked from end to end in Shelter, the Far Hills Scarf can be knit to three different lengths. Because the central horseshoe cable crosses at a slower rate than the flanking cables, the pattern is worked from a large chart. Tubular edges and flat-lying selvedges worked by combining knit and slipped stitches ensure a perfect, professional finish.
Far Hills is also available as part of Jared Flood’s first print book, WOOLENS.
- 510 (585, 660) yards of worsted weight wool yarn
- 4 (5, 5) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
- Medium scarf photographed in color Truffle Hunt
Please note: the stitch patterns in this scarf are charted only.
- 29½ stitches & 29½ rows = 4” in Far Hills Scarf Cable Chart pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking
Size A (for Main Fabric)
- One pair of straight needles or a 32″ circular needle* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
- Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)
Size B (for Ribbing)
- One 24″ long or longer circular needle, three sizes smaller than Size A
- Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)
Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On only)
- One 24″ long or longer circular needle, one size smaller than Size B
- Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)
*Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used.
Note: If you have adjusted the needle size to obtain the correct gauge, it may or may not be necessary to make a matching adjustment to the needle size used for Tubular Cast On, due to variances in individual work. You may wish to test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.
Short (Medium, Long) Scarf:
- 6½” / 16.5 cm wide; 63¼ (72¾, 82¼)” / 160.5 (185, 209) cm long
- Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
- 2×2 Tubular Cast On (Flat Knitting; even number of stitches with Flat Cord Selvedges)
- Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)