Hooded scarf you don't know where to look first - at the heavy fringes or at the shoulders, where you can just about make out the beginning of a cape. But you know for sure, that's pure refinement!
Size: approx. 210 cm (83'') long (without fringe), scarf width 30 cm/12", hood 72 x 84 cm/281/2" x 33".
Materials: Schoppel Wolle “IN Silk” (75% virgin wool, 25% silk, approx. 200 m/222 yds/100 g): 1000 g of Sepia col 7873; Prym knitting needles, size 7 mm (US 10%); 1 cable needle; 1 crochet hook size 7 mm (USK/101/2) for the fringe.
Garter stitch: k RS and WS rows.
Stocking stitch: k RS rows and p WS rows
Cable patterns A and B: Work foll chart A or B. Read RS rows from right to left. In the WS rows (not shown) work all sts as they appear. Horizontally, work the 16 sts of the patt rep once. Vertically, rep rows 1-10 cont.
Garter stitch selvage: k the 1 st and last sts of every row.
Tension gauges: With 2 strands of yarn, 13 sts and 20 rows of stocking stitch = 10x10 cm/4" x 4"; the 16 sts of the cable pattern are 7.5 cm/ 3'' wide.
Attention: The hooded scarf is worked with 2 strands of yarn!
Right scarf: With 2 strands of yarn, cast on 52 sts. Work with foll st placement: garter stitch selvage, 4 sts of garter stitch, 16 sts of cable pattern A, 10 sts of stocking stitch, 16 sts of cable pattern B, 4 sts of garter stitch, garter stitch selvage. When work measures 70 cm/ 273/4'' = 140 rows, in a RS row, bind off 46 sts and work garter stitch over the remaining 6 sts, for the band, working a garter stitch selvage on each side. When band measures 36 cm/141/4" = 76 rows, place the 6 sts on a holder.
Left scarf: Work as for the right scarf, but work the band on the left edge. To do this, complete the 139th row. In the foll WS row, cast off 46 sts and work the band over the remaining 6 sts. When band measures 36 cm/ 141/4" = 76 rows, place the 6 sts on a holder.
Hood: With 2 strands of yarn, cast on 106 sts. Work with foll st placement: garter stitch selvage, 4 sts of garter stitch, 16 sts of cable pattern A, 64 sts of stocking stitch, 16 sts of cable pattern B, 4 sts of garter stitch, garter stitch selvage When work measures 56 cm/221/4" = 112 rows, mark centre 2 sts, for the hood shape, and cont as foll: garter stitch selvage, 4 sts of garter stitch, 16 sts of cable pattern A, k 1, skp (= slip 1 st kwise, k the foll st, psso), 28 sts of stocking stitch, before the 2 marked centre sts pick up horizontal thread and k 1 tbl, k the 2 centre sts, pick up horizontal thread and k 1 tbl, 28 sts of stocking stitch, k 2 tog, k 1, 16 sts of cable pattern B, 4 sts of garter stitch, garter stitch selvage. The decs on the edges and the incs at the centre of the hood are balanced so the number of sts remains the same. Rep these decs and incs in every 2nd row, 7 more times. Then cont with given pattern placement. When work measures 18 cm/ 7" = 36 rows from last decs/incs, work the back hood shaping with shortened rows. To do this, in a RS row, work in pattern up to last st before the centre, turn with 1 yo, and work the WS row to the end. Place the sts of the left half on a holder. In the foll RS row, work up to 2 sts before the turning st and again turn with 1 yo. Then, in every 2nd row, shorten row by 2 sts once more, by 3 sts twice, and by 4 sts twice, always turning with 1 yo. Place sts of right half on a holder. Work left half of hood as for right half, reversing shaping. At hood centre, shorten rows by 1 st once, by 2 sts twice, by 3 sts twice, and by 4 sts twice. Place sts of left half on a holder.
Finishing: Block pieces, dampen, and let dry. Join the 6 sts (from holders) of each scarf band with grafting (Kitchener stitch). Also join hood sts with grafting (Kitchener stitch), grafting each yo tog with the foll st, as 1 st. Now sew cast-on edge of hood to long edge of the joined band, see pattern diagram. Sew cast-off edges of both scarves to both sides of hood. Knot 17 fringes each into narrow edges of right and left scarves, evenly spaced. For each fringe, cut 9 pieces of yarn, each 40 cm/16" long. Fold pieces in half and pull centre loop through edge of scarf, with the help of a crochet hook. Pull yarn ends through loop and pull to secure.