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This intricate cabled scarf pattern is named after the most notorious noblewoman in medieval Ireland, Gormlaith (pronounced "gorm-la") ingen Murchada, the wife of three different kings of Ireland and a powerful political force in her day. The most famous saga of the day describes her as charismatic and "endowed with great beauty" but also as manipulative and "utterly wicked." I like to think that this scarf has a little bit of her beautiful and rebellious spirit in each stitch. This is a great pattern for anyone who enjoys doing intricate cable patterns but doesn't want to commit to making a sweater. Directions are written for both medium and long sizes (see measurements), and the cable instruction are provided in both WRITTEN AND CHARTED formats. This pattern has has been professionally tech edited and pattern-tested. Happy Knitting! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit, purl, cable stitches GAUGE 23 stitches and 27 rows = 4"/10 cm in cable pattern SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Medium: 9.5" X 60"/24 X 152cm (the red/pink version) Large: 9.5" X 75"/24 X 190.5cm (the olive green version) SUGGESTED YARN 800 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Berroco Blackstone Tweed

Recommended with this pattern

  • Size 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles
  • One cable needle

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Moon & Sixpence Knits
Moon & Sixpence Knits
Hi, my name is Kate Lonsdale. I learned to knit from my mother when I was about nine years old. I remember that my first project was a hideous garter stitch scarf in a variegated yellow, orange and brown yarn that was 100% acrylic (very crunchy!). Thankfully, this scarf has not survived. However, my love of knitting has thrived ever since. I worked as a pattern writer for a prominent knitwear designer here in Los Angeles, and recently I have started to work on designing my own hand-knits and selling them here on Craftsy. My Etsy knitting shop is MoonandSixpenceKnits and my Ravatar is MoonandSixpence. If you're interested, my cross stitch Etsy shop is WordsmithDesigns and I also sell patterns here on Craftsy under that name. My blog (which is updated sporadically) is: Drop by and say hello!