A generous scarf with a faux-woven effect, designed to bring colour and warmth to winter days.
PDF knitting pattern
Cauldhame is a generous scarf with a faux-woven effect, designed to bring colour and warmth to winter days.
Knitted in luxurious, brushed alpaca silk yarn held double, Cauldhame is lightweight and cosy with beautifully blended tones. It features a clever, a non-rolling selvedge edge.
The pattern includes detailed instructions for intarsia and working with bobbins.
Cauldhame is the name of the small country estate in Scotland which was the location for the photoshoot. It literally means ‘Cold House’; not as bleak as it sounds, it’s thought to have historically been a type of inn serving cold food. The area is surrounded by moorlands, which, even on a gusty autumnal day are alight with the unexpected clash of purple heather, rust-coloured grasses, greens and greys.
The pattern also borrows from the rich traditions of tartan and woven woollen fabric in Scotland.
The sample is show in Drops Brushed Alpaca Silk in one ball of each of:
- Red (07)
- Purple (09)
- Light Grey Green (14)
- Coral (06)
- Heather (08)
- Forest Green(11)
Choose six shades – we’ve used jewel colours but pale tones and neutrals work equally well, or go bold with primary colours for unexpected blend effects!
Length: 180cm (72 inches), excluding tassels
Width: 27 cm (10 1/2 inches)
Needles and equipment
- 6mm (US 10, UK 4) straight knitting needles
- 6 yarn bobbins
- Medium crochet hook (optional, for attaching tassels)