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November 16, 2005

Breast Cancer Ribbon Scarf

Filed under: knitting — Kristin @ 6:30 pm

My aunt has recently been going though some things from breast cancer so I decided to make her something.  I was looking around at patterns and couldn’t find anything I really liked until I came across Lisa Lloyd’s Pink Ribbons Socks [pdf].  I decided to turn the pattern into a scarf instead though, having the ribbons go down the middle of the scarf with seed stitch on both sides.  I made the scarf in two pieces so that the ribbons would be oriented the right way during wear.  The yarn is Rowan Yarns Classic Cashsoft Aran 57% extra fine merino / 33% microfibre / 10% cashmere in Burst (005) that I got at Rosie’s.  I used size 7 needles.  The finished length of the scarf after blocking is 68 inches.  This was my first time for making cables, working from a chart, and blocking.

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  1. it looks fabulous! the knitting is great and it blocked out perfectly. beautiful!

    Comment by savannahchik — November 17, 2005 @ 5:33 am

  2. So beautiful!
    glad I ofund your site…Now I need to figure out how to do that for someone I know!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

    Comment by pseudobunny — December 20, 2005 @ 10:07 pm

  3. Thank you both 🙂

    Comment by Kristin — January 5, 2006 @ 9:08 pm

  4. Kristin I love that scarf!! Can you make me one?? Hehe.

    Comment by Amie and Andy — January 6, 2006 @ 9:38 am

  5. I can add it to my project list. Just a warning, that list is already at least 2 years long and grows all the time 😛

    Comment by Kristin — January 6, 2006 @ 9:44 am

  6. Kristen –
    I love the breast cancer scarf and I have a friend who is going through chemo right now that I would like to make it for. How do I get the pattern? Would you be able to send it to me via e-mail? I tried the link, but for some reason it won’t give me access. I would appreciate it eternally, as well as my friend.
    Pam Romaniak

    Comment by Pam Romaniak — October 3, 2008 @ 2:58 pm

  7. […] finished the Floppy Brim Hat for my aunt. It is meant to match the Breast Cancer Ribbon Scarf and uses the same yarn: Rowan Yarns Classic Cashsoft Aran 57% extra fine merino / 33% microfibre / […]

    Pingback by kris knits » Floppy Brim Hat — October 15, 2008 @ 12:20 pm

  8. I have a an 88-year old breast cancer survivor friend who has been knitting since the age of 4. She desperately wants to knit some breast cancer scarfs. Would you be willing to sell the pattern? I have searched the web for days and yours is the perfect pattern for her. Thank you!

    Comment by Janet — February 1, 2009 @ 5:46 am

  9. Janet – I can’t sell the pattern as I didn’t write it. If you go to the link in my original post you’ll see where it came from.

    Comment by Kristin — February 1, 2009 @ 7:33 am

  10. That is gorgeous! My aunt has been asking me to knit her a scarf, and she’s a huge supporter of breast cancer research, so this would be perfect for her! How many stitches across did you make it?

    Comment by Amanda — February 19, 2009 @ 10:27 am

  11. Amanda – It’s been a while but it looks like 7 stitches of seed stitch on each side of the ribbon chart in the linked pattern.

    Comment by Kristin — February 19, 2009 @ 11:31 pm

  12. i love the scarf i had saw he lisa lloyd socks a few days ago and printed it.i a new the knitting other that a simple scarf did figure the cable stitch myself last night .i had wanted to learn it to make a scarf for my brother.i have been looking for a ribbon pattern so i could make it in purple for awareness to PANCRETIC CANCER.e lost my step son to it. i to have family that has had breast cancer .And now colon cancer,leading into lymp node they are doing fine now

    Comment by debbie — February 25, 2009 @ 2:15 pm

  13. Can you send me the pattern or tell me where I can get the pattern of this scarf?

    Thank you

    Comment by Toni — June 17, 2009 @ 4:53 pm

  14. Toni – The pattern is linked in my original post.

    Comment by Kristin — June 17, 2009 @ 8:36 pm

  15. Would you consider making one and selling it?

    Comment by dawn — June 20, 2009 @ 11:34 am

  16. Dawn – I do not have the time for that currently, and the amount it would cost to make it worth my time would no doubt be more than anyone would be willing to pay.

    Comment by Kristin — June 21, 2009 @ 10:28 am

  17. Hello, lovely scarf. Where is the link to the pattern? Thanks.

    Comment by Bea — November 21, 2010 @ 5:32 pm

  18. The pattern is linked in the above post but it’s for socks. I just used the ribbon chart and added seed stitch around it for the scarf.

    Comment by Kristin — November 21, 2010 @ 9:31 pm

  19. Hello… Is this is knit or crochet? Is there a tutorial? I would love to learn this pattern.

    Comment by Kaye — February 12, 2015 @ 11:08 pm

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