Saturday, January 17, 2009

Vicki's Victory Scarf pattern

Vickis Victory Scarf1For the full story behind this scarf, see my previous post.

In honor of the 8th anniversary of my sister being declared cancer-free, I present you with the pattern for Vicki's Victory Scarf.

10% of profits from the sale of this pattern will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure.

A simple cable pattern creates the Vs in this scarf. Cables can easily be made without a cable needle, if you're so inclined. Information about making cables, with or without a cable needle, can be found here.

The scarf is knit in two halves, changing direction of the cables at mid-point. No grafting, no provisional cast on. And the best part? If you're not sure how far your yarn will go, no worries. Just divide it in half before you start knitting, knit until you use half of the yarn, then "turn the corner" and knit the second half. An inexpensive kitchen scale that measures in grams or ounces can be used to weigh your yarn.

Vickis Victory Scarf2Finished measurements depend on how much yarn you use. I used ~400 yards and the final scarf measures a very generous 7"x78" after blocking.

Suggested yarn: 300-400 yards of any worsted weight you prefer. The original is knit with Plymouth Shire Silk, 100% raw silk, 50g/109 yards, 4 skeins in color 5647. I'm knitting another one using Ultra Alpaca in cream (see progress photo below).

Needles: US 7 (4.5mm) or size that yields a cable swatch to your liking.

$5 payable via PayPal.

You'll receive an email with download instructions for the 3-page PDF file of the pattern. Pattern includes both charts and written instructions.

Here's a second scarf OTN using Ultra Alpaca in cream. I really like how it's coming out in the wool/alpaca blend. Wish sis wasn't allergic, but then again, I can keep this one. :)

Vickis Victory Scarf UltraAlpaca1

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cindy, is this easy enough for someone like me? I love the cables!

Margie

Cindy said...

Sure! The cables are just 2-over-2 crosses. Very easy to do, even without a cable needle. :)