Maiden Aunt Alpaca/Silk Sport/DK [80%
superfine alpaca, 20% silk; 280yd/256m per 100g skein]; color:
Midnight; 3 skeins
Recommended needle size [always use a needle
size that gives you the gauge
listed below -- every knitter's
gauge is unique]
set US #4/3.5 mm straight needles OR
1 US #4/3.5mm circular needle, 24 inches or longer
25 sts/30 rows = 4" in
28.5 sts/37 rows = 4" in chart pattern
PATTERN NOTES [Knitty's list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here.]
S2KP: Slip next 2 sts together knitwise,
as if to work a k2tog. Knit next st, then
pass both slipped sts together over
st just knit. This forms a centered double
RLI (Right Lifted Increase): Use the right needle to pick up
the stitch below the next stitch on the left needle. Place it
on the left needle, then knit into it. 1 stitch has been increased.
LLI (Left Lifted Increase): Use the left needle to pick up the
stitch 2 rows below the last stitch on the right needle. Knit
into this stitch. 1 stitch has been increased.
(In this pattern, you will be working
both a RLI increase and a LLI increase in the same stitch.)
C7F: Sl 3 sts to first cable needle and hold to front of work;
sl next st to second cable needle and hold to back of work; k3
from left needle, p1 from second cable needle, k3 from first
C7B: Sl 3 sts to cable needle and hold to front of work; cross
cable needle in front of sts on left needle and sl next st on
left needle (a purl st) to right end of cable needle, hold cable
needle to back of work; k3 from left needle, [p1, k3] from cable
The charts for this pattern are very large. Each fits on a letter-sized
Click below and print each resulting page.
CO 95 sts. Set-up Row [WS]: K4, p7,
[k3, p7] to last 4 sts, k4.
Work Rows 1-14 of Chart A. Outlined pattern repeat section is
worked four times in each row.
Work Rows 1-72 of Chart B six times.
Work Rows 1-27 of Chart C. Outlined pattern
repeat section is worked twice in each row.
BO all sts.
Weave in ends. Block scarf, stretching slightly to open up stitch pattern.
Do not overblock; be sure not to flatten cables.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Signe (pronounced [‘si nø]) lives in Copenhagen, Denmark.
She has only been knitting for 3 years, and started because a friend told
her it wasn’t hard at all. With the help of online videos, it turned
out it really wasn’t.
Signe is left handed, and knits mirror reversed of right handed knitters.
Once she realized this (thanks to a wonderful thread on Ravelry) and learned
to make adjustments when reading patterns, the last pieces fell into place.
Since then knitting has become way of life more than a mere pastime.