Ariel -- no it's not named after a mermaid -- is my follow up to Persephone. Despite having more stitches and cable crossings (24,908 sts & 1,702 cable crossings) than Persephone (23,952 sts & 1,255 cable crossings), Ariel is much simpler to work than Persephone because it is not as easy to confuse the knit-only cables with the knit/purl-combo cables. All the knit-only cables are worked over 4 stitches. All the knit/purl-combo cables are worked over 3 stitches.
Miranda will be the next scarf in this series of cable scarves, so stay tuned for that one. Can't post everything at once, can I? Gotta make sure my readers come back... ;-)
Ariel was knitted with 6 balls of Online Linie Marly using 4mm/US6 needles. The scarf dimensions are 70 x 7 inches ( 178 cm x 18 cm). Unfortunately I can't tell you exactly how much yarn was used. The yarn label says 100% merino superwash wool; 130m/142yds per 50gm/1.75oz ball. However Elann measured a ball at 104m/113yds. You can see a photo of the yarn label below (at the end of this post). So the actual amount of yarn used could be as low as 624m/678yds or as high as 780m/854yds of DK weight yarn. I'm inclined to go with Elann's measurements since I didn't feel I was getting much mileage out of each ball of yarn.
Stitches used in this scarf include:
Seed Stitch, BW1 pg 11
Serpentine Cables, Bw1 pg 286
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Pattern revision 6 May 07: Corrected typo on row 20 which should read at the end "P4, FC, P1, B4"
Ariel Scarf pattern:
Ariel Scarf Pattern from box.net (no registration required, just click on link & save file)
Matching Ariel Hat Pattern can be found here:
St. Albans Valentine Cable Scarf: