Over a year ago, I worked up a cabled scarf pattern to make a good warm scarf for a friend. I loved that pattern so much, I’ve since knit it a couple more times for other people. I’ve knit it in Cascade Yarn’s Cascade 220 and Lion Brand’s Fisherman’s Wool. Two skeins of Cascade or one skein of Fisherman’s Wool is enough to make a nice sized 6″ by 72″ scarf.
This scarf, the Stoney Run Trail scarf, is designed to be worn for warmth during winter and is inspired by the twisting Stoney Run Trail that stretches between central and north Baltimore, connecting a dozen neighborhoods by a pathway that travels from the northern edge of my neighborhood (Remington) up through north Baltimore (around Roland Park).
Construction: Stoney Run is a historic trail that winds through north central Baltimore connecting neighborhoods by a pathway accessible only by foot or bike. It’s a meandering green back road through the center of Baltimore City. This scarf pattern knits up quickly and beautifully in a worsted weight yarn that creates a gorgeous final product from a fairly simple 4 row pattern repeat. The center cables and twisted stitches are meant to invoke the feel of Stoney Run, meandering paths around a narrow twisting waterway.
Skill level: Intermediate
Skills needed: knitting, purling, cabling and twisting stitches
Size: One Size – 6”x72”
Gauge: 20 sts and 20 rows per 4” in pattern
US 8 (5 mm) straight needles
Yarn: Cascade 220, 2 skeins or 440 yards of worsted weight wool (pictured: Cascade 220 in 8010 “Natural”)