“'Allison's Braids' by Patty Nance”
Bargello Knitting (tm) as featured in Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2015 is the technique used to create this lovely braided cable scarf. Worked in Noro Obi, the colors stack beautifully in this chunky scarf that is sure to be a go-to favorite.

From the pattern introduction: When I was in kindergarten there was a girl in my class named Allison who wore her thick, brown hair in beautiful braids. Even though I have not thought about her in a long time, I was reminded of those braids when working the cables for this scarf. Knit in a chunky weight yarn, I especially love the edges that form naturally.

Designer: Patty Nance
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Gauge: 16 sts and 20 rows = 4” (10cm) in stockinette stitch. Gauge is not critical for this project but a different gauge will affect yarn requirements and size of finished piece. Take time to check gauge. Materials: Yarn: Bulky weight variegated yarn with long color changes; 450 yards. Model shown in Noro Obi (55% Wool, 35% Silk, 10% Mohair; 176 yds per 100g), 3 skeins, color # 05 Needles: US 10 (6.0mm) straight needles , or size needed to obtain gauge Cable needle Yarn needle Notes: After casting on and working two rows, this project is worked in three columns of intarsia (segments). Each segment is worked with its own skein of yarn. To make sure that each segment starts with a different color, examine the yarn ends of each purchased skein. When working across each row, be sure to pick up the new yarn from under the yarn begin dropped to link the yarns as for intarsia and prevent holes in the fabric.

Finished measurements: 56" length; 8" width
3 skeins of Obi