Ahab’s Scarf, The White Wool (pun intended), was designed simply in honor of the Cap’n’s oft’ forgotten wife. A garter-stitch seaman’s scarf with three reversible cables, knit in natural, undyed, sheepy wool.Â It’s simple enough that Mrs. Ahab wouldn’t have been heartbroken if Ahab threw it in the ocean—a habit of his with woolen objects—but still has enough detail so that she wouldn’t be mind-numbingly bored knitting it. The reversible cables are narrow enough that they are easy to knit without a cable needle, which is a plus when, like her, you’ve got an active toddler running around, getting into things, and putting everything in his mouth. (Ask her how she knows.)
Designer: Erica Hernandez
Finished Measurements Roughly 7 1/2 inches x 70 inches
Fibranatura Shepherd’s Own [100% wool, 252 yards/100gm skein]; color: Natural; 2 skeins
US #7/4.5mm straight or circular
6 sts/10 rows = 1 inch in garter stitch, however if your gauge is tighter, you will need more yarn. The model used every bit of the two skeins.