Sky Ladder Scarf, Blanket, Wrap

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Sky Ladder Scarf, Blanket, Wrap Pattern


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Skill Level:

little skill level requirement Novice

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, increase/decrease

Pattern Description:

In Chinese mythology, the sky ladder connects heaven and earth, enabling gods and humans to travel between the two. The "ladder" may take the form of a high mountain, mythical tree, tower, rainbow, or cobweb. Appropriately, this project is a squooshy piece of heaven to knit in a variety of shapesscarf, (petite/tall wrap)[baby blanket, throw]for lightweight warmth on chilly spring days. Natural yarn colors will enhance the finer details in the cable and lace textures throughout, while richly-dyed colorways will bring their openwork and depth into focus. With all shapes knit in one piece, the repeating motifs are surprisingly easy to work on larger needles, for a relaxing and satisfying project to snuggle up with on winter evenings.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and drape.


scarf and blankets: 21 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on smaller needles
wraps: 19 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on larger needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 7(18, 24)[30, 40] inches wide and 64(72, 84)[30, 50] inches long (washed and blocked)


  • 350(800, 1200)[800, 1600] any springy sport/light DK that knits to pattern gauge
  • Needles: size 7US (4.5 mm) for scarf and blankets (or size to obtain correct gauge) size 8US (5.0 mm) for wraps (or size to obtain correct gauge)

Suggested yarn:

1600 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Bare Naked Wools Stone Soup DK



About Designer

About Designer

Anne Hanson on

I am the owner of Knitspot - knitting patterns, clubs, and artisan yarns. I am a life-long knitter with a background in the fashion and graphic design fields, and began designing clothing, knitwear and accessories during the 1970s. I teach and write about knitting, spinning, and designing at my blog, Knitspot. I live and work in Ohio with David, who loves wool, too.

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