Highland Hooded Scarf
This pattern is available in Weekend Wraps (Interweave Press, 2016), by Cecily Glowik MacDonald and Melissa LaBarre.
Scarves are great for keeping your neck and chest warm, but this scarf has something more! A hood is attached to the back, so you can add a little warmth to your head and ears, when you need to, and let it hang back when you don’t.
Scarf: 8.5” (21.5 cm) wide and 63.5” (161.5 cm) long.
Hood: About 12” (30.5 cm) high and 8” (20.5 cm) deep
Aran weight (#4 Medium).
Shown here: Manos del Uruguay Wool Clasica
(100% wool; 138 yd 126 m/3.5 oz 100 g): #51 jade, 5 skeins.
Size U.S. 10.5: (6.5 mm): straight and 24” (60 cm)
circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain
the correct gauge.
Stitch markers (m); tapestry needle.
14 sts and 21.5 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st.
13 sts and 27 rows = 4” (10 cm) in garter st.
Scarf is worked first, from one end to the other, with a few stitches bound off, then cast on where the hood stitches will be picked up. Hood stitches are picked up at the center of the scarf, then knit. Markers are placed at the center back of the hood, and the hood is shaped with increases and short-rows to the top. At the top, the center back sts are worked back and forth in short-rows, decreasing the stitches to either side until only the center stitches remain. Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of sts on hood.