So about that growing scarf obsession. I’m not talking about any skimpy little rectangles to flick around your neck; I’m talking about big, dramatic, shoulder-hugging scarves, bordering on “wraps” or “stoles.” Scarves that involve some serious knitting. So whether you want to be wearing one this fall or are thinking about knitting a few for the holidays, these are scarves to start now!
2. Nathalie by Val LNU*, simple and effective rib-and-seed-stitch combo (free pattern)
3. Kirkwood by Julie Hoover, love those classic cables
4. Doux by Julie Hoover, luscious yarn combo and lovely textured stitch**
6. Isla by Carrie Bostick Hoge, good old knits and purls, even better with another repeat or two each direction
7. February by Beth Weaver, pure cable beauty with tallllll ribbed ends
9. Caribou by Pam Allen, curvaceous grid of welts (maybe?) and ribs
*LNU: That’s cop-speak for Last Name Unknown. Don’t ask me how I know.
**I know, I know, I’ve featured these two before, but this list wouldn’t have been right without them.