Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Puddles...aka The Dog-Walking Scarf

Puddles? One would think the cable pattern reminded me of the ripples in a puddle. Or that this scarf would be perfect for a rainy day. But no. My dad asked for a “cabley” scarf for when he walks the doggies at night. And Puddles, as you know, is one of those doggies.

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Puddles...aka The Dog-Walking Scarf by Irishgirlieknits ravel it!

Yarn: Rowan Plaid (109 yards), 3 skeins

Needles: Size 11

Gauge: ~3 ¼” stitches/inch

Length: 7 ¾” x 72" (after blocking)

KEY

k: knit

p: purl

C6F: slip next 3 stitches onto cable needle and hold at front of work, knit next 3 stitches from left-hand needle, then knit stitches from cable needle.

C6B: slip next 3 stitches onto cable needle and hold at back of work, knit next 3 stitches from left-hand needle, then knit stitches from cable needle.

This pattern is a multiple of 6 stitches plus 2 stitches (1 stitch at each end). The pattern can easily be modified in width or used with thinner yarns (e.g., I can’t wait to make a worsted weight version with my new Plucky Knitter Merino Cashmere Nylon Worsted yarn! I’ll add those modifications when I do!).

Instructions:

Cast on 32 stitches.

Row 1: Knit.

Row 2: Purl.

Row 3: k 1, (C6F, k6) 2 times, C6F, k 1.

Row 4: Purl.

Row 5: Knit.

Row 6: Purl.

Row 7: Knit.

Row 8: Purl.

Row 9: k 1, (k 6, C6B) 2 times, k 7.

Row 10: Purl.

Row 11: Knit.

Row 12: Purl.

Repeat rows 1-12 until desired length. Bind off.

credits: This pattern was modified from the "Sand Wind" stitch pattern that appears in Knight, E. (2007) The Harmony Guides: Cables & Arans 250 Stitches to Knit

Finally.  A scarf for dog-walking.

As always, please let me know if you have any questions or find any errors in the pattern.

Happy Knitting!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits

28 comments:

Lindsay said...

I love it. Off to queue!

Zonda said...

Fabulous scarf! It looks so soft too! Will Snowboarder give it up to Pa? hehe... I agree, one in Plucky would be awesome :)

Bezzie said...

Very cool. It fits that yarn perfect. And hooray for finishing it in time for your dad's bday!

turtlegirl76 said...

I'm not sure what's being modeled here. The scarf or the boyfriend? ;) Both look pretty damn good.

Love the scarf pattern. Thank you for sharing!

Disco said...

LOVE IT!!! I see my dh in one of these. Next winter!

Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

So, it begs the question - did Snowboarder ask for one too? Or a hat version? Hee.

Nice scarf! Hope you're feeling better.

chemgrrl said...

Oh, so pretty! Yay!

knittersharmony said...

Lovely! I'll have to keep it in mind!

cupcakefaerie said...

A lovely lovely scarf and what a lucky Pa!

You're such the knit design rock star! :)

cockeyed said...

...love it, and the model ain't bad either....

Rani said...

Hey! Submit it so Knitty! SO COOL!

Virtuous said...

Great b-day scarf for your Pa!

And even great re-design!!

hearthead said...

HOORAY for you! You finished it! You should feel proud, that has been following you around forever! I looks so cozy too! Very handsome!

Knitting Kris said...

Great scarf! Thanks for the pattern as well! :)

sgeddes said...

Another great scarf!

cpurl17 said...

I lvoe that scarf! Manly yes but I like it too!

Marilynknits from Ravelry said...

Have a wonderful birthday Carrie!

tiennie said...

That is such a beautiful scarf! Great model. :)

Nell said...

Nice! Great job!

weezalana said...

Fabulous scarf!

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Anonymous said...

Has anybody done a matching cap? i'd love to have something slouchy to go with my beautiful scarf.

Leelou said...

I'm fairly new to knitting and I get a bit confused with the size of knitting needles. By size 11 - do you mean 3mm?

L7 said...

Awesome scarf i like it, i would like purchase it for my dog walk.

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