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Carlton Scarf

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I was working up a little pattern the other night because I wanted to design a scarf. After a few failed attempts, I came up with this delightful little thing.

Named for the town of Carlton in Oregon, this scarf, like Carlton’s main street, is short, but also pretty. The cables remind me of the delicious French macaroons at the little bakery there, while the color is reminiscent of grapes and the many little wine shops in Carlton.When I look at this scarf, I can’t help but think of Carlton and how much I enjoy my visits there.

I enjoy my visits so much, I often take my friends and family there when they come to see me. Now I will have to knit my visitors a Carlton scarf as a souvenir!

This pattern is meant for adventurous novice knitters to experienced knitters and all those in-between. Please read the entire pattern before beginning.


Yarn: Cascade Kenai, 109 yards, Grapes (or another bulky yarn)
Gauge: 2.86 stitches per inch (spi) and 3.5 rows per inch (rpi) OR 11.4 stitches & 14 rows to 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette (unblocked)
Needle: US 13 (9 mm) or needles to obtain gauge
Size: 40 inches long by 6.5 inches wide
To alter the size: Adjust your gauge to increase or decrease the width of the scarf as needed.
Notions needed: 1 large button and thread or yarn for sewing

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One thought on “Carlton Scarf

  1. So pretty! And what a great name.