Yarn Shop Love: Galway Scarf

At Kelbourne Woolens we are always trying to find new ways to support our stockists. Local yarn shops are the lifeline of the yarn industry. Our program, Yarn Shop Love, is our way of supporting our local yarn shops and stockists. This pattern, and all of our Yarn Shop Love patterns, will be available exclusively through participating yarn shops. 

Last month, we unveiled a new yarn shop appreciation program, Yarn Shop Love, and this month we have a new installment. The Galway Scarf is a great way to learn, or brush up on, some great techniques. Using just two skeins of The Fibre Co. Knightsbridge, this little scarf is a quick knit, but one that will keep you on your toes. Cables, eyelets, twisted stitches, and bobbles are used to great effect – softened by the subtle heathered warmth of Knightsbridge. Inspired by Aran style knits, this scarf is anything but rustic. The yarn is buttery soft, and incredible warm, while still lightweight and breathable. Knightsbridge is truly one-of-a-kind. 

DESIGNER: Courtney Kelley
YARN: The Fibre Co. Knightsbridge (65% baby llama, 25% merino, 10% silk): bleu tarn, 2 skeins.
GAUGE: 27 sts + 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) in cable pattern, after blocking.
NEEDLES: 1 pair US 5 (3.75 mm) straights.
NOTIONS: Stitch markers, tapestry needle, crochet hook.
SIZE: 5.75” (14.75 cm) width, 30” (76.25 cm) length (not including fringe).
SKILLS: Basic cables from charts, mattress stitch.

Be sure to check our website to find a participating shop near you! We will keep it updated as new shops sign on. And if you’re a shop owner and want to know more about Yarn Shop Love give us a call or send us an email

Just in time for the Galway Scarf release, we have four NEW colors of Knightsbridge. We have always loved the classic heather look of Knightsbridge, and these four colors round out the palette wonderfully, and provide great opportunities for colorwork. We hope you like them as much as we do.

These four colors are available to ship to your LYS now, just in time to knit yourself a Galway Scarf for the holidays!

4 thoughts on “Yarn Shop Love: Galway Scarf

  1. Jill Tolbert says:

    Are the bobbles for this scarf created by having 5 stitches on the needle at the end?

    1. Jill,

      The bobbles increase one stitch to 3, and then decrease back to 1, so in the end you won’t have any additional stitches after working the bobble.

  2. Lily says:

    I purchased this Galway scarf pattern but am having difficulty understanding the instructions for the "Set-up" row. It appears the two cables that are indicated are only counted as two stitches, rather than four? Could you please clarify? I have tried four times and have asked my knitting coach at our knitting circle, but we are unable to get the count right. Also, I always end up with only four stitches at the end of the row, where it indicates there should be eight. Thank you .

    1. Hi Lily,
      For the set up row, you start with 39 sts. You will be increasing two stitches in the form of a yarn over. The c2l and c2r are done using only 2 sts in the set up, not four. The set up row is not charted. After you work rows 1 and 2 of the set up, then you move onto the section BODY Row 1, and then begin working from the charts.

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