Ailm (named for the Celtic symbol for strength, endurance, and healing) is inspired by the craggy-faced mountains in the Hudson River Valley. Hike any trail along the Hudson River and you’ll find rock-faced walls challenging you to find the pitted hand and foot holds up to the summit. Ailm mimics the charming natural obstacle courses with repeating antler and rope cables that flow seamlessly in and out of the ribbing.
Covered in handsome cables, this scarf is incredibly soft and cozy, as well as light and airy. Worked from end-to-end, Ailm is fully charted and easy to memorize. An integrated I-cord edge worked at the same time results in a perfectly polished finish at bind off.
Type: Digital Download
Designer: Meghan Babin
Skill Level: 3 out of 5
Yarn: Hudson + West Co. Forge (70% U.S. Merino / 30% U.S. Corriedale; 235 yds [214 m]; 3.5 oz. [100g]): fawn (natural oatmeal), 6 skeins.
One Size; 82” [208.5 cm] length; 9” [23 cm] width; 7.75” [19.75 cm] ribbing width.
Size A (for scarf body): US 4 [3.5] mm: 24” [60 cm] circ or straight needles.
Size B (for ribbing): US 2 [2.75 mm]: 24” [60 cm] circ or straight needles.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Cable needle (cn); tapestry needle; stitch markers (m).
1 rep of Charts A, B, and C = 3.75” [9.5 cm] across on Size A needle, blocked (unstretched).
41 sts + 31 rows = 4” [10 cm] in 2x2 rib on Size B needle, blocked (unstretched).
Increasing; decreasing; cabling with/ or without a cable needle.
About the Designer
Meghan Babin (she/her/hers) is the co-founder of Hudson + West Co. She’s the former editor of Interweave Knits, knit.wear, and creator and editor of Wool Studio. She hails from the lower Hudson Valley region of New York where she currently lives, designs, and runs H+W HQ East. Her designs and creative work are largely inspired by the dichotomy between New York City and the wilds of the Hudson Valley. Find more of her designs on Ravelry.