Skinny Irish Hiking Scarf

Once upon a time, in far way town of Sacile in Italy, a new knitter was born. And after her foray into knitting, expanding on her years of yarn experience with crochet, she decided to join a social networking site for the yarn crafters called Revelry. While accessing the mystical portal to all things full of the yarn goodness, she came upon a talented and magnificent group of knitters who participated in a Harry Potter-themed knitting swap. And while her husband was far off assisting in slaying of the distant foes, this group actually became her support system and also close friends at the same time.

When one of them suggested starting a new kind of swap, one which passed along a piece of knitting for all those involved to participate in ,each ended up with their own scarf worked on by hands from all around the world, the knitter was overcome with excitement and instantly set to search out that perfect pattern to use. To her dismay, she was not able to find one which catered to her desires and tastes, thus the Skinny Irish Hiking scarf was born.

And with the needles quil scribbling and clicking, she made alterations, notes and ultimately the scarf which she envisioned very clearly in her mind.

She went ahead to write the pattern with a lot of care and then sent the written instructions and beginnings of community project around the world.

A year later, it actually came back home to her waiting to be finished off and worn with a lot of pride, and now that the written pattern has recently been uncovered from the depths of the castle’s dungeons, it is then passed along to you all.

And if you are looking for a nice looking, simple scarf pattern then Irish Hiking Scarf pattern is simply the best one for you. This pattern is knit flat, and then seamed leaving a hole for the thumb. Made out of wool, alpaca with thick texture, I am sure it will rival some of the amazing scarves out there. In addition to that it is also handmade for someone he loves.

The pattern itself is just fantastic. It almost looks like a belt or a sash than a scarf. One can have fun with the ribbing on the band. More people like K2P2 simply because it leads into the cables very nicely.

Skinny Irish Hiking scarf

Published in: Irish Hiking Scarf Knitalong

Craft: Knitting

Published: November2006

Yarn weight: Aran /10 ply (8wpi)

Yardage; 90-100 yards (82-91 m)

Gauge: 5 stitches and 5 rows

Cable needle

Size 5.0 mm/US8 knitting needles

Worsted weight yarn

C6F: slip stitches to cable needle and then hold it in front. Knit the next 3 stitches and then also knit 3 stitches off the cable needle.

Knit 4 rows

CO 22 sts

R1 (WS): Sl first st p-wise, K2,P2, K3, P6, K3, P2,K3

R2 (RS): Sl fist st p-wise, K4, P3, K6, P3, K5

R3-6: Repeat rows 1 and 2

R7: Repeat row 1

R8: Sl first st p-wise, K4, p3, C6F, P3, K5

Repeat last eight rows until desired length ending with row 7.

Knit four rows.

Bind off.