Pushing Daisies fans will have noticed the fabulous long scarf Ned wore in the Corpsicle episode. At about the same time I watched it, my brother requested a matching hat and scarf for Christmas, and Ned’s Toasty Scarf and Hat was born.
Ned’s scarf is a blueish gray, but my brother has an orange coat, so my version uses Cascade 220 Heathers in color 9408, a warm brown. I worked this on US 8 Options needles; information about gauge to come, along with finished length and yardage requirements.
CO 52 sts.
Begin ribbed edging:
Row 1 (WS): (K1, sl1p wyif)x2, p3, *k2, p2; rep from * 8 more times, k2, p3, (k1, sl1p wyif)x2
Row 2 (RS): (K1, sl1p wyif)x2, k3, *p2, k2; rep from * 8 more times, p2, k3, (k1, sl1p wyif)x2
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until the ribbing is approx. 8″ long, ending with a WS row. (It took me 23 repeats plus one additional WS row.)
NOTE: At this point, you may wish to weigh the yarn remaining in your skein and subtract it from the original weight to determine how much yarn the edging used. This will help you to squeeze the most possible scarf from your yarn while ensuring you leave enough to complete the matching edge.
Begin basketweave cable pattern:
Row 1 (RS): (K1, sl1p wyif)x2, p3, *C4F (slip 2 sts to cn, hold front, k2, k2 from cn); rep from * 8 more times, k2, p3, (K1, sl1p wyif)x2
Rows 2, 4, 6, 8: (K1, sl1p wyif)x2, k3, p38, k3, (K1, sl1p wyif)x2
Rows 3, 7: (K1, sl1p wyif)x2, p3, k38, p3, (K1, sl1p wyif)x2
Row 5: (K1, sl1p wyif)x2, p3, k2, *C4B (slip 2 sts to cn, hold back, k2, k2 from cn); rep from * 8 more times, p3, (K1, sl1p wyif)x2
Continue as established until the scarf is the length you desire, less the 8″ edging, or until you have used as much yarn as you can leaving enough for the edging, ending with row 6 of basketweave cable pattern.
Work ribbed edging pattern to match the first end of the scarf. BO all sts in patt.