Bobble Scarf

Designer: Ann Budd
Published: September 26, 2008
Technique: Cables
Skill Level: Intermediate

Inspired by a machine-knit scarf decorated with random clusters of bobbles (formed by gathering bits of the knitted fabric with elastic thread), Ann Budd set out to handknit a scarf with a similar look. The “bobbles” here are actually 4/4 cables in which the stitches are twisted one complete clockwise rotation before being worked . Worked against a background of 1/1 rib, the piece boasts an appealing drape and is totally reversible!

Finished Size: About 8 1⁄2" (21.5 cm) wide and 56" (142 cm) long.

Yarn: Louet Gems Merino Yarn (100% wool; 225 yd [205 m]/100 g): #80 fern green, 3 skeins.

Needles: Size 7 (4.5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Two cable needles (cn); tapestry needle.

Gauge: 36 sts and 27 rows = 4" (10 cm) in pattern stitch.

Skill level: Intermediate.

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