Knitted Cable Scarf
I just adore the look of this scarf, it has a really nice texture almost three dimensional, I made it for a much loved family member; it is very warming, reversible and easy to make. I was given the pattern and don’t know its origins, however, I am told that there are many different versions of the reversible cable pattern available.
The scarf measures 7” X 72”
The yarn used is DK Acrylic for machine knitting and old UK size 8 (4.00mm) knitting needles.
This is the pattern used.
C16F: Put next 8 stitches on cable needle and hold to front of work; (k1, p1) 4 times, then (k1, p1) 4 times from cable needle.
Cast on 86 sts.
Rows 1-7: k3, *k1, p1, rep from * across to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 8: k3, C16F, (k1, p1) 8 times, C16F, (k1, p1) 8 times, C16F, k3. (3 cables in row)
Rows 9-15: k3, *k1, p1, rep from *across to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 16: k3, (k1, p1) 8 times, C16F, (k1, p1) 8 times, C16F, (k1, p1) 8 times, k3. (2 cables in row)
Repeat rows 1-16 alternating the Cable rows every 8 rows until the desired length is reached, then repeat rows 1-15 once more, then cast off in ribbing.