This is a handsome little scarf
for the wee sophisticate in your life.
My Granny gave me James Norbury's
Traditional Knitting Patterns
and I love flipping through it and wistfully imagining
all the chunky Aran sweaters and lacy mohair shawls
I'll knit someday. This toddler's scarf is the perfect
way to get a little bit of cable knitting gratification
without the lengthy commitment of a bigger project.
It's knit in the Lattice Pattern
from Norbury's book, which requires a multiple of
8 stitches +2.
Because toddlers are seldom as enchanted
by accessories as their mommies are, I wanted to make
the scarf more difficult for little fingers to yank
off and toss out of the stroller. My solution was
to work a little slit on one end of the scarf so that
the other end could be pulled through [and - if you
wish - tied, but never too tightly, for extra security).
I chose Cashmerino because it's
super soft against tender little necks and the deep
red adds drama to any toddler's wardrobe.
Toddler ages 1-3
NOTE: To knit the scarf for a larger child or an
adult, simply expand your finished measurements and
make sure that you always begin by casting on a multiple
of 8 + 2.
Width: 3.25 inches
Length: 27 inches
Cashmerino Aran [55% Merino Wool, 33% Microfiber,
12% Cashmere, 90m per 50 g ball]; color 611 Dark Red;
1 pair Size U.S.
18 sts/24 rows = 4" in stockinette
= Cable 4 front by slipping next 4 sts. onto cable
needle, leave at front of work, K4, then K4 from
= Cable 4 back, as above, but leaving cable needle
at back of work.
Lattice Pattern is knit in any multiple of 8 stitches