Sojourn by Thien-Kieu Lam


September 2022
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in worked flat, in stockinette stitch, after blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
634 yards (580 m)
Measurements: • Width: 21 cm / 8.25” • Length: 201 cm / 79”
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Note: The individual pattern PDFs for for Sojourn is published in a different format from the original publication. Pattern includes both charted and written instructions.

Accessibility: Purchase of the individual pattern includes an additional digital pdf in an easy-to-read format. The easy-to-read format is written in 22 point sans serif font (Arial) in all black text. It has no italics. All of the directions are fully written out. No charts are used for this version.

From Thien-Kieu Lam, the designer: “A campfire makes me think of respite in nature: a time to reflect and recharge. Similarly, I think that any sojourn that allows us to step away from routine is an opportunity to emerge with a refreshed heart and perspective.”

The design of this scarf reflects the types of sojourns we might take.

On one side, cables create structured lines, like established city streets or well-worn trails through a forest. The reverse side reveals a more organic motif, like the meandering path of a spontaneous journey. The tapered ends are an acknowledgement that every sojourn has a starting point and a final destination.

• Width: 21 cm / 8.25”
• Length: 201 cm / 79”

De Rerum Natura Gilliatt (100% French Merino wool; 250 metres / 273 yards per 100 g)

580 metres / 635 yards

Sample shown is knit in colourway Érable.

5 mm / US 8 circular needle with a cable length of at least 60 cm / 24” (or needle size to obtain gauge)

15 sts x 25 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (worked flat, in stockinette stitch, after blocking)
One repeat of Chart = 21 cm width x 13.5 cm length / 8.25” width x 5.25” length (worked flat, after blocking)

• Cable needle
• Darning needle
• Tape measure

Designer: Thien-Kieu Lam
Model: Paloma Isa Mercado
Photography: Melinda Dela Costa
Tech Editing: Jessica Schwab (magazine) + Dawn Catanzaro (individual digital pattern)
Graphic Design: Camille Romano

Sojourn is one of the 13 cozy, campfire-inspired patterns featured in Issue 8 of Making Stories Magazine.

Issue 8 is available through our webshop in print and digital as well as in a subscription, through our Ravelry store as a digital version and our stockists.

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With Making Stories Magazine, we strive to feature companies and makers who focus on sustainability, transparency, fairness and equity in their work. We love telling their stories and hope to inspire and enable crafters to make conscious and informed decisions about the materials they use and the companies they support.