Shackleton

Shackleton

Bulky Cabled Scarf

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3 of 5

1 is least difficult, 5 is most difficult

Toasty enough for a polar expedition, this scarf is worked with two strands of Shelter held together on large needles. Plump cables of varying scales keep the knitting engaging as the scarf quickly grows to a generous size. The large motifs coil and splice like sailors’ knots while the small ones ripple between. Garter stitch edges keep everything shipshape and Bristol fashion.

Shackleton is worked from one end to the other and the instructions are given in chart form. Special techniques help you achieve perfect edges on all sides of the scarf. Knit it in a color that goes with all your winter wear, because once you’ve wrapped this thermal wonder around your neck, you won’t want to come out until spring.

 

YARDAGE

Worsted weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:

  • 1360 yards of worsted weight wool yarn

YARN

Please note: the stitch patterns in this scarf are charted only.

Gauge
  • 15½ stitches & 19¼ rows = 4″ in Scarf Chart pattern using Size A needle(s) and two strands of yarn held together, after blocking
  • 14-stitch cable from chart measures approximately 3½” wide using Size A needle(s) and two strands of yarn held together, after blocking
Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric):

  • One pair of straight needles or a 24″ circular needle* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 8 mm (US 11)

Size B (for Edgings):

  • One pair of straight needles or a 24″ circular needle* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 6½ mm (US 10½)

*Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used

Finished dimensions
  • 11¾” wide; 74½” long

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern

REQUIRED TECHNIQUES

  • Blocking (Suggested method: Wet-Blocking)
Michele Wang
Pattern By
Michele Wang

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