The winding trail meets up with the river, briefly following its course. Birdsong accompanies my hike across hills, valleys and along the meandering river Sûre in Luxembourg.
As I follow the path’s climb and descent, a spring shower starts to fall. I halt to shelter under the canopy. I breathe and take a moment to enjoy the scenery.
The Xondéos scarf / stole is inspired by the winding waters of the river Sûre, its wildlife and greenery. Xondéos is a word play on oxygen, ondée (rain shower in French) and Sûre.
The scarf / stole playfully combines lacy panels featuring chevrons with long sinuous cables. The cables are reversible and create a surprising effect when wearing the scarf / stole.
Follow the winding path with us and wow your friends with the lacy and cabled Xondéos!
For best effect, use a round yarn with good stitch definition. Yarn weights ranging from Fingering to Worsted would be suitable. As for colorways, I would recommend solid, semi-solid, or gradient (single skein or gradient set) yarns.
Bart & Francis MerinoSoft Sport (Sport; 100% Merino; 300 meters / 328 yards per 100 grams); MC: 1 skein, CC: 1 skein. The sample (large size) uses 96 grams in color Coral (MC), 96 grams in color Pale Peach (CC). The scarf (small size) uses 53 grams in color Coral (MC), 53 grams in color Pale Peach (CC).
3 mm (US size 2.5) 60 cm / 24 inches circular needle or size to obtain gauge.
25 stitches and 34 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stockinette stitch, unblocked.
19.5 stitches and 28.5 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stitch Pattern B – Along the Sûre for the lace portion only, blocked.
34 stitches and 28.5 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stitch Pattern B – Along the Sûre for the cable portion only, blocked.
Note: obtaining the gauge given is not crucial but will affect the finished size and the yardage needed.
Stitch markers (optional): 2 in color A (edge marker), [1,3] in color B (lace marker), [2,4] in color C (cable marker), [2,4] in color D (lace marker). Tapestry needle. Blocking pins. Blocking wires (optional).
Small (scarf), large (stole); easily customizable.
Small size (scarf): Width (w): 13.5 cm / 5.25 inches, length (l): 205 cm / 80.75 inches.
Large size (stole): Width (w): 30.5 cm / 12 inches, length (l): 149 cm / 12 inches.
Basic stitches, increases, single and multiple decreases, cable stitches (knits and purls). Relatively easy to memorize stitch patterns. Easy patterning on all rows. Lace and cable patterning on odd rows only. Working with multiple stitch repeats per row. Elastic BO.
Video tutorials are provided for the stitches and techniques used.
This pattern is worked flat starting from the short side. Suggestions are given to customize the pattern.
Charts and written instructions are provided as well as clear video tutorials for the used stitches and techniques.
For questions about this pattern, please PM me on Ravelry or send me an email. Contact details are provided.
Thank you note
I’d like to send a big thank you to my truly awesome test knitters on Ravelry: Myllim. Thanks a lot for your time and dedication, for helping me make this pattern even better and for showing how the pattern would look like with different yarns!
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