I found it on Pinterest, but the link to it was broken. I searched and searched, and finally, in desperation, asked my knitting group for help. They are a fantastic group of knitters, some very skilled, other’s of us a work in progress.
I looked closely at the pattern and decided I could figure it out. Just as I was trying out my ‘prototype’, Viola!
Carryl, of OUTLANDER PATTERN CENTRAL found a shop on Etsy that sells the neck warmer.
Then, Ellen, my friend from high school and a member of the knitting group, found a blog with the pattern.
“I clicked Translate and there was a lot of things in this pattern that I’m supposed to “stabbing”, apparently. Not sure I should try this one! 😀 LOL”
“i am guessing that stabbing might be casting on and off and or knitting”
“I wrote out the pattern a year or two ago, but haven’t knitted it yet. I’ll see if I can find it.”
“did you indicate seed stitch or double seed stitch in your pattern?”
“I sure did. I think you have it well in hand! I also remember that I only wrote for 3 inches of seed stitch at the ends since I have an ample bosom.”
After the hysterical commentary regarding the term ‘stabbing’ a member’s boyfriend translated the pattern on the blog from Dutch to English. Thank goodness for Dutch boyfriends AND my knitting OUTLANDER PATTERN CENTRAL KNITTING group of sister/brother Stitchenachs!
Chunky Celtic Woven Neck Scarf
FYI: This is a LARGE size scarf
European 6mm/US size 10 needle
3 skeins of chunky yarn of 132 yards/120m/100g 25%wool/75%acrylic (or yarn of choice)
5 stitch holders, and a tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Key CO-cast on K-knit P-purl
Seed stitch-Row one: K1, P1 to the end of row. Successive rows: K the purl stitches and P the knitted stitches (With 35 stitches, you continue the K1, P1 on both sides of the work)
Stockinette stitch-K all rows on right side, P all rows on wrong side
CO 35 sts, and work in seed stitch for 8″.
Divide the 35 stitches into 5 groups of 7 sts.
(Place 7 stitches on each stitch holder)
*Work each group individually in stockinette stitch to 8″, then place those stitches on a stitch holder. (To snug up the braid, knit the strips 7″, 6″ or 5″)
Pick up the next set of 7 stitches, and work the same as the first.
Continue until you have completed all 5 sets.
Note: *Knit to the end of each section, then transfer the 7 stitches back onto a stitch holder, Cut yarn leaving a 3-4″ tail to weave in later. Re-attach yarn to next section and repeat from * Note: I wove in the yarn after knitting a couple of rows on the strips
Knitting Tip: Knit the first section using the primary yarn without cutting and put the stitches onto a cable. Attach a new skein of yarn at the beginning of each the remaining section, adding the section to the cable when completed. When finished with all sections, attach needles to the cable and begin knitting seed stitch with the primary yarn.)
Pick up all 35 stitches and work in seed stitch for 20″.
Divide the 35 sts into 5 groups (7 sts each).
*Work as previous.
When all groups have been completed (8″, 7″, 6″ or 5″), weave one strip at a time, through the first stockinette strips. NOTE: Shorter braided strips pucker the ends of the scarf.
Pick up all 35 stitches, and work in seed stitch for 8″.
And, this is how it turned out using the pattern instructions translated from the Dutch blog as knitted by one of our members
Compliments of OUTLANDER PATTERN CENTRAL
And, this is what I did-
2 Skeins of Chunky Wool-Ease yarn, US size 10 needles
CO 35, seed stitch for 5″, *divide into 5 groups of 7 stitches each and knit in stockinette for 7″ strips, reattach and seed stitch neck for 18″. Reattach and divide as written*, weave sections, reattach and seed stitch for 5″, bind off.
This is what I’ll do differently: Size 9 needle, 6″ seed stitch ends, 6″ stockinette strips, 20″ seed stitch neck.
After making three versions of the Chunky Celtic Scarf, I discovered the secret to making it perfect.
Happy Valentine’s Day!