Janelle Martin

for Eclectic Closet Knitting Designs   2013

23 Gothic Forest Scarf

The stitch pattern used for the body of this scarf reminds me of a forest of trees, their high, mysterious branches forming arches. The shape of the arches are gothic in nature and that, plus the muted yet rich tones of the beautiful cashmere from Sericin Silkworks, led to the name for this decadent scarf. This project uses up every yard of the precious, luxury fiber.

The scarf is worked from the bottom up in two pieces that are then grafted at the centre back of the neck. This construction ensures that the arches of the lace pattern point upward on both sides of scarf. With buttonholes on one end, you can button this scarf in numerous ways to hold it in place around your neck.

Yarn: 375 yards/343 meters of 2 ply 100% cashmere or cashmere blend, heavy lace weight/light fingering yarn that knits up to 7 sts/inch.

Pattern Detail

  • All sections are written and charted
  • schematics included
  • no sewing
  • fall/winter
  • straight (flat), no sewing
  • one size - 9.5 inches/24.13 cm wide by 46 inches/116.34 cm long (blocked)
  • scanned PDF has 7 pages (letter size)
  • intermediate
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 3.5 mm
    • US 4
    • 27.0 over pattern
Click below for more images and yarn requirements
Gothic_forest_cover_shot Gothic_forest_detail Gothic_forest_patrick_tied_and_buttoned Gothic_forest_scarf_cover Gothic_forest_patrick_tucked

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