Reversible Cabled Scarf

by turvid

 http://turvid.blogspot.com/

 

This pattern makes a beautiful reversible cabled scarf.

An opportunity to use that fingering weight wool, perhaps some of your sock yarn, sport weight yarn or DK weight.

 

Materials:

 

For a fingering weight yarn:  About 100 g (400-500 yards) depending on what size you would like to make.

 

Needles: 5 mm (US 8).

Cable needle (cn).

 

Gauge (not important): 16 sts  = 5 cm (2 inches) in 2x2 rib

Use bigger needles than the yarn usually calls for.

 

Finished scarf: I used 80 g (450 yards) of a superwash wool, fingering weight yarn. The scarf is about 12 x 145 cm (~5 x 60 inches) unblocked, and it's very stretchy in both width and length.

 

Skill level: Easy/Intermediate

 

Note: This will make an (unblocked) with of 12-13 cm (about 5 inches). To increase the with add 16 sts  pr 2 inches. It is very stretchy due to the ribbing, but you could use a bigger/smaller needle size, thicker/thinner yarn or adjust the stitch count to get a different size.

 

Cables:

 

LC (Left Cross Cable):

Slip 4 sts to cable needle and hold in front, K2, P2. Work stitches from cable needle K2, P2.

 

RC (Right Cross Cable):

Slip 4 sts to cable needle and hold in back, K2, P2. Work stitches from cable needle K2, P2

 

 

Pattern:

 

Cast on 40 sts using a cabled cast-on, or the cast-on you prefer.

 

All rows, except row 10 and row 20:

K3, P1, (K2, P2) repeat between ( ) 8 times, P1, K3

 

Row 10: K3, P1, {LC, (K2, P2) repeat between ( ) 2 times} repeat between { } 2 times, P1, K3

 

Row 20: K3, P1, {(K2, P2) repeat between ( ) 2 times , RC} repeat between { } 2 times, P1, K3

 

Repeat rows 1-20 until your scarf is at desired length.

 

End scarf by knitting row 1-9.

 

Cast off loosely, keeping in pattern.

 

Finishing:

Weave in all ends.

Block if you want to.

 

 

 

If you make this scarf please let me know!  I would love to see what you have created.

 

**Free pattern for personal use only**

by turvid 2008

 

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