Knitting pattern: The Aran Afternoon Scarf will only take you one afternoon to knit – hence the name! It features a repeating cable motif worked over 10 rows, on a garter stitch background. The scarf is of a size you can wear tucked into a jacket or coat, but if you wish, you can knit a longer scarf with more cable repeats, or you can sew the ends together of a shorter scarf to create a cosy cowl.
The scarves pictured were both knit using 200g of super bulky weight yarn (72 m/78 yds). I used 2 skeins of Drops Polaris, (100% wool), which is a single ply yarn.
Using 2 skeins, the scarf measures 8 inches x 38 inches/20cm x 96 cm, but if you have more skeins, you can keep knitting to make it as long as you like.
The cabling pattern is not complicated: I would consider this a pattern suitable for improving or intermediate knitters.
20mm (US36) knitting needles (straight or circular – scarf is worked flat)
Knitter’s sewing needle/tapestry needle (for weaving in ends)
I'm a knitter from the Aran Islands and love adapting traditional Aran motifs to work in more modern styles! I am delighted to have my own original designs now available here : )
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Nov 16, 2021
Thumbs up. I haven't made this yet
Jan 20, 2021
This pattern is simple, satisfying and comes out really nicely. I used slightly smaller needles (15mm) and knit it a bit longer.