31 Jul 2018

A new scarf for men – the Cambourne Scarf

In my last Blogpost, I introduced the first Summer and Winter knitting pattern pairings, contrasting a lovely pale yellow ladies' summer scarf with a man's winter scarf in dark greys and blues. 

I promised to write more about this new pattern and here it is: the Cambourne Scarf.

This is an eye-catching yet sophisticated scarf, giving a lovely combination of warmth with style. It features a slimming contrast-striped edge with a rib and check pattern running down the length of the scarf. The pattern gives a nod to the old college scarves of yore, when Cambridge scholars would wend their way between draughty college buildings to their next lectures, scarves flapping in the breeze as they cycled along.

The pattern includes three different colourways and three sizes, for a variety of combinations to suit everyone in your family. The small scarf is worked in blue with a navy stripe at the side, the medium version features a subtle two-tone grey, and the large scarf is in a deep charcoal colour with a dark blue band.

The scarves feature a combination of two reversible patterns from our book, Reversible Knitting Stitches, which combine to give a deeply textural pattern to trap the air and keep the chills at bay.

The yarn is Lang Merino+, a soft merino Aran/worsted weight for the ultimate in luxury and warmth. I love Lang yarns and use them frequently in my work. Their Merino+ is one of my recent finds and I can see myself ordering more of this particular weight as it knits up quickly and gives an excellent result.

For more information about the Cambourne Scarf, please click here. The pattern is available for instant download from my website so you can get started knitting today. After all, it may still feel like the height of summer here in the north but winter will be upon us before we know it! 

In my next blogpost, I am going to talk about another Summer and Winter pattern comparison: two throws – one which would be perfect for a summer evening by the coast, and the other for snuggling under while the icy winds are blowing outside.

Until then, happy knitting!


Last Blogpost: Summer and Winter

. 23/12/18

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