Dubbel, by PDX-based designer Seth Richardson, takes inspiration from early spring trees, just about to wake up from winter. In this lightweight yet cozy scarf, cabled lines combine with wide ribbing to create a repeating pattern that evokes the bare branches of those trees, ready to start blooming. But if you shift your vision a little bit, you may see the negative space as the shapes of new leaves on those branches as the season starts to pick up the pace. This is a great accessory for those days when there’s still a bit of a chill in the spring air.
Type: Digital Download
Designer: Seth Richardson
Skill Level: 3 out of 5
Yarn: Hudson + West Co. Weld (70% US Merino / 30% US Corriedale; 200 yds [183 m]; 1.76 oz. [50g]): tobacco (warm brown), 5 skeins.
One size: 9” / 23 cm wide, 68” / 173 cm long.
Size A (for scarf): US 3 / 3.25 mm: 16” / 40 cm or longer circular needle. Straight needles may also be used if preferred, as long as 9” / 23 cm of work can fit comfortably on the needles.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Cable needle (optional); tapestry needle.
33 sts and 40 rows = 4” / 10 cm in cable patt as charted, after blocking.
Cabling with (or without) a cable needle.
About the Designer
Seth Richardson (he/him/his) is a designer based in Portland, Oregon. He enjoys creating pieces that use simple texture, and is especially interested in designing works that explore the various relationships of straight lines. Originally from the Northeast, he takes a lot of inspiration from the natural surroundings of his new home in the Pacific Northwest. Find him on Instagram @sethnrichardson, on Ravelry as SethR, and through his website, sethrichardsonknits.com.