The Skellig Islands are two steep, rocky islands about 8 miles off the coast of Ireland. The boat ride through the mist to Skellig Michael inspired this scarf pattern. When you get to the island, you climb hundreds of steps up to the remains of a sixth-century monastery.
This scarf captures the undulating sea, the mist on the water, and the winding path we climbed to get to the top of the rocky island.
Be So Sporty by Kristin Omdahl Yarns (100% Rayon from Bamboo; 325 yds [297m]/113g]: London Blue Topaz, 2 balls.
Size US 4 [3.5 mm]: straight or size needed to obtain gauge
20 sts and 26 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Chart 1 cable and lace st before wet blocking.
28 sts and 36 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st before wet blocking.
Note: Gauge is not critical for this project. Work with needles that give you a drape and fabric you like.
12” [30.5 cm] wide by 72” [183 cm] long
Stitch markers (opt) for marking pattern repeats; cable needle; tapestry needle.
See our standard abbreviations.
2/2 LC:Sl2 sts to cn, hold to front, k2, k2 from cn.
2/2 RC:Sl2 sts to cn, hold to back, k2, k2 from cn.
2/1 LPC:Sl2 sts to cn, hold to front, p1, k2 from cn.
2/1 RPC:Sl1 st to cn, hold to back, k2, p1 from cn.
About the Designer: Michele Pelletier
Inspired by nature and whimsy, Michele Pelletier is a vegan knitted accessories designer who loves bringing out the best in plant based yarns.
However, she can’t claim that all of her knitted projects are 100% plant based; cat hair somehow manages to sneak into most of them. It’s one of the joys of knitting in a home shared with kitties.