by Julie Hoover
Cozy enough for working on the water or just for fending off the elements on a blustery day, this generous scarf is plush with panels of trinity stitch and interlacing cables. Tiller is more than six feet of toothsome knitting, worked from one end to the other with a tubular cast-on and bind-off for neat and durable edges. The handsome net of cables is intuitive to knit, so you’ll quickly find a comfortable rhythm. And the trinity stitch yields deep texture in the flanking panels, mimicking the appearance of small bobbles through paired triple increases and decreases that are simple to work. Tiller will also introduce a new edge technique into your repertoire: wrapped chain selvedges have a similar appearance to garter stitch, but yield a cleaner and more structured straight edge that’s useful for all kinds of projects.
Knit this scarf in your favorite bright hue of Shelter to beat the winter doldrums or select a warm neutral to pair with any outfit when the air turns chilly.
940 yards of worsted weight wool yarn
7 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter
(100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Nest
28-stitch motif from Cable Panel measures 4½" wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking
14-stitch motif from Left or Right Trinity Panel measures 2½" wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking
30 rows = 4" in either stitch pattern
Size A (for Main Fabric):
One pair of straight needles or a 24" circular needle* in size needed to obtain gauges listed
Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)
Size B (for Ribbing):
One pair of straight needles or a 24" circular needle*, one size smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)
Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On & Bind Off only):
One 24" circular needle, one size smaller than Size B
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6) *Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used
10½" wide; 76¾" long
Please note that this pattern is not sold at Loop but the yarns are. We show them here as reference for materials and pattern descriptions for you. Patterns are still available through Ravelry or Brooklyn Tweed.