Scarves, etc 5 is here! This year, our annual collection of scarves, cowls, and shawls features 10 patterns from designers Noriko Ho, Peg Blechman, Ann Klimpert, Bethany Hick, Angela Tong, Jennine Birrell, Ela Torrente, Lesley Anne Robinson, and Andrea Mowry. Showcasing a variety of yarns, weights and styles—from Piper to Owl, lace to colorwork—Scarves, etc 5 has an accessory for any occasion.
Little textures created by twists worked on both right- and wrong-side rows make a pretty, reversible fabric in the Bradford cowl, designed by Ann Klimpert and knitted in wool/silk Tern. Worked flat and joined using a three-needle bind-off, this long and versatile piece can be worn looped once, twice, or even three times around the neck for adjustable comfort.
63" [160 cm] circumference and 8" [20.5 cm] deep
tern / syrah 414 / 4 skeins / Note: The sample took almost all of 3 skeins to complete. An extra skein is required for swatching purposes.
pair in size US 6 [4 mm] / spare circular in size US 6 [4 mm]
28 sts and 32 rows = 4" [10 cm] in twisted stitch pattern, after wet-blocking
Provisional cast on, three-needle bind off (links provided); increasing, decreasing, twisted stitches.
Cables, columns, and lines—these interesting details pop from the garter-stitch background of Cobbleway, a scarf designed by Angela Tong. In worsted weight Lark, this classic piece is cabled scarf knitting at its finest.
6" [15 cm] wide and 65" [165 cm] long
lark / damson 149 / 4 skeins / Note: The sample took all of 3 skeins. An extra skein is required for swatching purposes.
pair in size US 9 [5.5 mm]
24 sts and 28 rows = 4" [10 cm] in cobbleway panel, after blocking
Long-tail cast on, cables (links provided). Charts and line-by-line instructions included.
Pretty colorwork cowls are a most welcome (and warm) sight: Flying Geese by Peg Blechman is a lovely example of a piece destined to become a well-worn favorite. The interlocking triangles of the classic Flying Geese pattern look stunning in two shades of Owl. Choose two contrasting shades like Huckleberry and Cement (shown) or go for a subtler effect with colors that are similar in value. Decisions, decisions.
26½" [67 cm] circumference and 15¾" [40 cm] deep
owl / 2 skeins huckleberry 321 (MC) / 2 skeins cement 324 (CC)
24" circular in size US 7 [4.5 mm]
22 sts and 22 rnds = 4" [10 cm] in flying geese pattern, after blocking / 21 sts and 19 rnds = 4" [10 cm] in corrugated rib, after blocking
Cable cast on, stranded colorwork (links provided). Charts only.
Unique use of woven strands of a contrasting color makes a different kind of piece with Gabriela, a cowl designed by Jennine Birrell in two shades of our bulky Puffin, with Lark for the woven-in accent threads. Choosing the perfect color combo will be the most time-consuming aspect—this cowl is quick to complete, and oh so warm.
41" [104 cm] circumference and 11" [28 cm] deep
pair in size US 10½ [6.5 mm]
15 sts and 28 rows = 4" [10 cm] in seed stitch, after blocking
Long-tail cast on, seaming (links provided).
Leaf and garter stitch—we’ll never tire of these stitch combinations. The shapes and textures of the stitches in Ela Torrente’s Liberty cowl beg to be touched and worn. In Aran-weight Osprey, this piece is a substantial guard against the chilly wind, with a length that allows for wearing looped once or twice around the neck as needed.
50" [127 cm] circumference and 10½" [26.5 cm] deep
osprey / barolo 146 / 3 skeins
32" circular in sizes US 9 and 10½ [5.5 and 6.5 mm]
16 sts and 24 rnds = 4½" [11.5 cm] wide and 3¾" [9.5 cm] tall in pattern stitch with larger needles, after blocking
Long-tail cast on (link provided); increasing, decreasing, working in the round. Charts and line-by-line instructions included.
Marika is a beautiful example of garter stitch and Owl going together—a perfect match. Worked from tip to opposite edge, this triangular shawl with its columns of pretty lace is comfort knitting at its best, holding your attention throughout its entirety.
27" [68.5 cm] at widest point and 72" [183 cm] long
owl / cinnamon 313 / 5 skeins / Note: The sample took almost all of 4 skeins to complete. An extra skein is required for swatching purposes.
32" circular in size US 8 [5 mm]
15 sts and 28 rows = 4" [10 cm] in garter stitch, after blocking
Long-tail cast on, optional chained edge (links provided); increasing, decreasing. Charts and line-by-line instructions included.
A versatile piece for layering, Andrea Mowry’s Nascha poncho is like a warm hug. Worked flat in Owl and featuring addictive two-color brioche which creates a fully reversible piece that can be worn in two different styles.
24" [61 cm] wide and 48" [122 cm] long, 20" [51 cm] neck opening when seamed
24" circular in size US 7 [4.5 mm]
13½ sts and 40 rows = 4" [10 cm] in two-color brioche stitch, after blocking
German twisted cast on, mattress stitch (links provided); brioche stitch.
Designed by Lesley Anne Robinson and worked in Piper, Paperless is a lightweight lace stole meant for mild springtime chills and summer nights. Worked lengthwise with an allover leaf lace pattern and faux cable ribbing, this pretty stole is soft and delicate.
58" [147.5 cm] wingspan and 19¼" [49 cm] deep
piper / abilene 602 / 4 skeins
24" circular in size US 5 [3.75 mm]
28 sts and 32 rows = 4" [10 cm] in lace pattern, after blocking
Long-tail cast on, sewn bind off (links provided); increasing, decreasing. Charts and line-by-line instructions included.
Feather and Fan is eternal—knitters ‘round the world know it well. Peg Blechman does the well-loved stitch pattern ample justice in Waves in Lace, a cozy stole in our wool/alpaca Owl. Worked sideways, the long, textural waves are balanced with garter stitch bands and borders, subduing the curving nature of this traditional Shetland motif into a straight-sided rectangle.
66" [167.5 cm] wide and 21" [53.5 cm] deep
owl / albertine 306 / 11 skeins
40" circulars in sizes US 7 and 9 [4.5 and 5.5 mm]
16 sts and 28 rows = 4" [10 cm] in garter stitch, after blocking
Cable cast on (link provided); increasing, decreasing. Charts and line-by-line instructions included.
Bethany Hick’s Worcester shawl is dainty and elegant in our wool/mohair Piper. Pretty lace patterns grow from right tip to left edge in this delicate triangle. The arrow-like lace pattern is worked on both right and wrong sides, but the simplicity of the motif paired with instructions provided in both written and charted format makes it a suitable project for any knitter.
35" [89 cm] wide and 44" [112 cm] long
piper / austin 614 / 2 skeins
32" circular in size US 4 [3.5 mm]
25 sts and 38 rows = 4" [10 cm] in lace b pattern, after blocking
Long-tail cast on, Jeny's surprisingly stretchy bind off (links provided); increasing, decreasing. Charts and line-by-line instructions included.