After knitting myself a beanie, I decided that I needed a coordinating scarf; however, I could not decide between the ‘Pavement’ scarf, designed by Jared Flood, or the ‘Hawthorne’ shawl, designed by Susanna.
I bought the ‘Pavement’ pattern and knitted a few inches, only to realise that it was not quite what I was looking for. Instead, I tried the scarf version of a pattern I have used twice: the Mason’s hat by Carol Feller. Perfect!
The scarf’s simple cable design is much less complicated than the bobbles and cables of the coordinating beanie, but the ribbing is similar enough to the hat’s brim to look like a match. I also like how perfectly reversible the scarf is.
My finished scarf used almost three skeins of Rhichard Devrieze worsted weight (10 ply) superwash in a colour called ‘rose petals’ and is 175 centimetres long, which I think is a perfect length. My grandmother thinks it looks foolishly long until I wrap it around my neck to demonstrate, but I am not doing that today because it is summer and definitely not scarf weather.