Connections: A Red Scarf

Designer: Sandi Wiseheart
Published: September 11, 2007
Technique: Cables, Charts – Cable
Skill Level: Intermediate

The saying goes that no one is really an orphan—and children in foster care, more than anyone else, need tangible reminders that they, too, belong to the human family and are cared about. Sandi Wiseheart designed this cabled scarf with its intertwined stitches as a meditation on family, connectedness, and the many ways we can say “I care” to those around us. There are two ways to make this scarf: with the cabled border ends (for the more adventurous) and without (for those wanting an easier pattern).

Finished Size: About 6” (15 cm) wide and 60” (152.5 cm) long.

Yarn: About 400-600 yds of DK (#3 Light) yarn. We used: Filatura di Crosa Zara (100% merino; 137 yd/125 m [1.75 oz/50 g]): #1492 crimson, 4 balls. Note: Each 137-yd ball adds an additional 19” in twisted rib pattern.

Needles: Size 6 (4 mm).

Notions: Cable needle; tapestry needle.

Gauge: 5½ sts and 6½ rows = 1” (2.5 cm) in St st. Exact gauge is not critical when knitting scarves.

Skill level: Cabled Version: Intermediate.
Twisted Rib version (no-cables): Easy.

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