As an experienced knitter, I’ve always found it weird how few scarves I’ve made. So, for my new years resolutions I’ve decided to expand my handmade wardrobe. A few more scarves, socks, and maybe a skirt (hint hint) to add to the to-make list.
I decided to start with a scarf.. why? Partially because a scarf is typically the first project a knitter delves into (unless you’re Ambitious Anna of course, and decide to make a blanket as your first project), so I thought it’d be a good way to get my feet wet. But mostly because this winter has been uncharacteristically cold. A 7′ scarf? Sign me up!
I wanted to create a pattern that will stand the test of time, but also have some modern characteristics. I’ve been pretty obsessed with bobbles lately, so I definitely wanted to incorporate them into the scarf. And for those who know me, I’m a lover of all things cable.. so our latest Rapunzel Scarf is a mishmash of those two ideas.
Leading up to the pattern release, we asked our Instagram followers for their help in naming our scarf. We absolutely LOVED the name Rapunzel because of the braids (cables) in the pattern.
Without further ado, see below for the project specs!
- 750-850m/820-930yd of worsted weight yarn (we used 12.5 balls of Diamond Yarn Cash Cable in colour 04)
- 5mm knitting needles or whichever size to obtain gauge
- Cable needle
- Tapestry needle
After blocking: 11” wide and 87” long