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.
One Size; 208.5 cm / 82" length; 23 cm / 9” width; 19.75 cm / 7.75” ribbing width
Hudson + West Co. Forge (70% U.S. Merino, 30% U.S. Corriedale; 214 meters / 235 yards per 100 g / 3.5 oz.)
Sample shown is knit in colorway Fawn.
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.
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)
• Cable needle
• Darning needle
• Stitch markers
Increasing; decreasing; cabling with/ or without a cable needle.
208.5 cm / 82" length; 23 cm / 9” width; 19.75 cm / 7.75” ribbing width
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.
Forge and its little sibling Weld are our first 100% US-made yarns - and we're the first European stockists of Hudson + West, the fabulous company who makes them! A heathered blend of 70% Merino and 30% Corriedale, Forge is spun up to a worsted weight. It's a round, extremely well-balanced 3ply yarn that works so, so well for cables and texture. It has a beautiful balance of stitch definition, bounce, and wooly, cohesive bloom after blocking. One of our new favorites!
Explore our range of Hudson + West Co patterns here.
Haven’t started knitting with Forge but it’s lovely!
Feels lovely. I’m familiar with the wool after living in New Mexico Going to make a hat with it
Glad I tried it!
I am glad I you gave me the chance to try this yarn out for a little one skein project. It is smooth and shows of cables and texture very well. I like the hat I knitted from this yarn, but honestly I wouldn‘t knit a garment out of it, because it‘s on the upper price range and not affordable for me. But with one skein I now have a very special luxurious treasure.
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