Hobo Stew Scarf -- a loom knit pattern


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The story goes that during the Depression, rail-hopping hobos would sleep in “jungles” (hobo campsites near railways). In each jungle there would be a never ending campfire and, on it, a large pot. As hobos would arrive, it was customary to donate one portion of whatever food you had — be it beans, bread, or beer — and that portion would be thrown into the pot, creating a never ending, constantly changing stew. The hobo would then help himself to a portion of stew that was (hopefully) more nutritious and flavorful than his original portion.

This asymmetric, triangular Hobo Stew scarf throws together two unlikely colors of yarns to create a gorgeous fabric. The Stew is knit on the All N One loom and uses 360 yards of a worsted weight yarn. Deborah Norville Everyday Soft Worsted was used in the sample: 180 yards in the Pond colorway and 180 yards in the Northern Lights colorway.

The pattern includes photo tutorials for the following techniques:
changing colors
make 1
make 2
picot bind off

The Hobo Stew pattern comes with instructions for two variations from the original pattern:
1) adding an eyelet rows to create a lace effect
2) changing the shape of the triangle

The pattern is suitable for an intermediate knitter.

So grab two balls of whatever yarn you have on hand and make a never-ending, constantly changing, delicious Hobo Stew.

For more information, see: http://www.daynascolesdesigns.com

This pattern is available now to download as a PDF file.

---Please note this listing is for a pattern and not a finished product!---

Reviews (5)


This is a beautiful scarf! Dayna’s instructions are spot on, illustrations are so easy to follow and understand. I was able to make a lively scarf the first time. Awesome designer and instructor!

All of her patterns work up beautifully! Clearly explained instructions! Just wonderful!

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