Jacob's Ladder Seaman's Scarf

My brother wanted a light scarf that was akin to USA red...that's my term for the color. So, I got the color pallet for the Olympic clothing and finally found some yarn that matched pretty well. I always enjoy doing cables, so this scarf was a fun way to practice that skill even more. I used yarn I had never seen before by Caron. Vickie Howell is the name and the type is called Stitch.Rock.Love SHEEP(ish). It's made in Turkey and is 70% acrylic and 30% wool. The reason I chose this was because it was relatively inexpensive and knowing my brother, it will end up in a ball in the corner of his walk-in closet, or left behind somewhere as he is traveling through Germany. The photo color isn't the actual color. The red in the photo looks like it has a maroon tinge to it and the real yarn does not. It's vibrant red.



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colamanknits's picture

Mark, that is a beautiful scarf; nice craftsmanship on it. I love the way to scarf transitions from the the lower half to the neck area. I'm sure that gives a better fit on the neck. That is ingenious and I'm sure your brother will enjoy wearing it.

CLABBERS's picture

Thanks Calvin. I enjoyed making it once I figured out the modifications to the pattern.

Bill's picture

Very handsome!
...hate the thought of your brother "forgetting" it somewhere...

CLABBERS's picture

Maybe I should have knitted in a GPS locator! LOL

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very nice. I have made several seaman's scarves as gifts and find them fun to knit.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

KenInMaine's picture

Very nice job, Mark, as always! I agree with Calvin on liking the change from the neck to the 'body' of the scarf.

CLABBERS's picture

Thanks Ken. The ribbed neck portion of the scarf is what makes it a traditional seaman's scarf. It's practical. The front is wide enough to be warm and is the part that is used to show off some knitting skills.

JRob's picture

Mark, Nice Job! JRob

ronhuber's picture

Beautiful work, Mark.

SAPBrown's picture

I like it, good lines. Hope your brother enjoys it.
It looks so soft. I can't imagine how he could leave that anywhere.

What a beautiful scarf. Can you share or do you have the source of the pattern?

CLABBERS's picture

Thanks for the kind words. It's called the Jacob's Ladder Scarf and you can find it for free at...


I wanted slipstich edging and I think if I make another one, I will stay with the seed stitch as the designer suggests.



michaelpthompson's picture

Love it Mark!

"All knitting is just one stitch at a time."

CLABBERS's picture

Thank you Michael! I'm glad you got to see it in person at the retreat.