Knit your own Cat's Cradle Scarf using these clearly-written instructions by knitwear designer Jackie E-S of HeartStrings FiberArts.
The clustered threads used as the main pattern stitch in this scarf concentrate the colors of variegated yarn in a lovely way. Also, the way the threads meet and cross each other reminds me of the child’s game “cat’s cradle”.
By knitting this scarf from one long edge to the other, the colors arrange themselves lengthwise in strokes of color along the length of the scarf. The eyelet stripe sections which frame and divide the cat’s cradle areas further emphasize the length-wise color placement.
Includes a mini-tutorial on finishing and blocking lace.
Preview sample cover page
450 yards of laceweight or light fingering weight yarn for blocked measurements of 6½" by 70". To achieve a look similar to the model shown, choose a variegated yarn with color runs of 10 inches or more.
Size 5 US (3.75 mm) needles suggested.
Gauge: Average of 5 sts and 9 rows per inch over stitch patterns after blocking.
Written pattern instructions.
Design Notes included in pattern for making your scarf shorter or longer, narrower or wider, and with whatever yarn you want. Remember that the amount of yarn you need will vary as you make these type of adjustments.
Scarf pictured was made in Heritage Yarns Tencel, color Summer Haze.