This pattern was the first thing I ever designed in double-knitting, and is still my most popular pattern. I attribute its success to its simple elegance and whimsy.
The original pattern was designed for my sister, who was at the time an amateur ornithologist with a particular interest in corvids — crows, ravens, etc. It has been redesigned a couple of times since then and was included in my 2011 book “Extreme Double-Knittng” as an introductory pattern.
This is a great pattern for anyone who’s new to double-knitting. The chart is simple to follow, with few color changes per row, and when you are finished you will have an excellent foundation on which to build new double-knitting knowledge — as well as a warm and stylish scarf for yourself or a loved one.