Interlocking Balloons by Shirley Paden

Interlocking Balloons

September 2004
Sport (12 wpi) ?
US 6 - 4.0 mm
350 yards (320 m)
9"/23cm wide by 62"/157.5cm long, after blocking
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Pattern Description from Scarf Style: “This scarf takes its undulating shape from an unusual cable-stitch pattern. After the cable crosses, the cable stitches separate into strands that flow out and back in again for the next cable crossing. Arranged in an interlocking series, the pattern resembles a graceful fleet of hot air balloons. Shirley Paden has made the scarf in a classic came-colored yarn, a soft blend of Merino, alpaca, and silk. Try it in a bright mohair or shiny rayon for a very different effect.”

Finished Size: 9” (23 cm) wide and 62” (157.5 cm) long, after blocking

Yarn: Maine Merino Marvelous Millennium Sportweight (75% Merino, 20% alpaca, 5% silk; 175 yd (160m)/ 4 oz (114g)): wallaby brown, 2 skeins.

Needles: Size 6 (4mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Cable needle (cn); tapestry needle

Gauge: 30 sts = 4½“ (11.5 cm) wide and 44 rows = 6” (15 cm) high in balloon st patt, after blocking.