knit cable scarf pattern

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When I decided to learn to knit 2 years ago the first image I was inspired by was this gorgeous cable scarf!  The blog I first saw it on has since dissapeared, but it’s a popular pattern and you can see it on a ton of different blog.  You guys know me though, I don’t want to buy the book that the pattern is in so I decided to try to recreate the pattern myself.

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I actually finished this scarf over a year ago, but I wasn’t confident in my pattern writing skills back then.  But now I’m feeling more confident and I finally decided to share it with you guys.

The one thing I have to say is this.  Mine scarf is one sided.  The actual pattern in the book is 2 sided, softer and I like their strange ripple effect to the braid more than mine. I’m super happy with my scarf, but I’m still in love with the actual scarf and I’m going to break down and buy the pattern and make myself another scarf!

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knit cable scarf

Materials:
Medium weight yarn
size 8 needles

Abbreviations:
k- Knit
p- Purl

Gauge:
8 stitches per 2 inches

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cast on 58 (I like the long tail cast on)

row 1- p3, *k2, p3* across
row 2- k3, *p2, k3* across
rows 3-5- repeat rows 1 and 2

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row 6 (cable row 1) *slip 5 stitches onto a cable hook and hold in the FRONT, k3,

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slip the 2 purl stitches back on the needle and p2,

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slip the last three knit stitches back on the needle and k3,

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p2, k3*, p2. Repeat the cable pattern 3 more times, with a p2 between each time

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row 7-11 repeat rows 1 and 2

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row 12 (cable row 2) *k3, p2,

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slip 5 stitches onto a cable hoop,and hold in the BACK, k3,

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slip the 2 purl stitches back on the needle and p2,

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slip the last three knit stitches back on the needle and k3*, p2. Repeat the cable pattern 3 more times, with a p2 between each time

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repeats rows 1-12 until you reach the desired length of your scarf, ending with a row 5~

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I showed just one set of braids for the tutorial to help with the cable tutorial, but the scarf itself is 4 braids across, with p2 between each braid!  I think if I was to do it again I’d do just 3 braids for a narrower scarf and go longer???  

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knit cable scarf

Materials:
Medium weight yarn
size 8 needles

Abbreviations:
k- Knit
p- Purl

Gauge:
8 stitches per 2 inches

cast on 58 (I like the long tail cast on)
row 1- p3, *k2, p3* across
row 2- k3, *p2, k3* across
rows 3-5- repeat rows 1 and 2

row 6 (cable row 1) *slip 5 stitches onto a cable hook and hold in the FRONT, k3,
slip the 2 purl stitches back on the needle and p2,
slip the last three knit stitches back on the needle and k3,
p2, k3*, p2. Repeat the cable pattern 3 more times, with a p2 between each time

row 7-11 repeat rows 1 and 2

row 12 (cable row 2) *k3, p2,
slip 5 stitches onto a cable hoop,and hold in the BACK, k3,
slip the 2 purl stitches back on the needle and p2,
slip the last three knit stitches back on the needle and k3*, p2. Repeat the cable pattern 3 more times, with a p2 between each time

repeats rows 1-12 until you reach the desired length of your scarf, ending with a row 5~
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Comments

  1. says

    Stopping by from the Crafterminds weekly. New member, here, and so pleased to meet a fellow creative “caker”. Your scarf is incredible (Pinned it), and I’m looking forward to checking out your cake gallery.

    Cheers!

    Jenn

    • says

      Seriously! The fact that you come over and comment amazes me! I stopped doing that with my link party when I got over 50 link ups- you TOTALLY amaze me!

  2. Kelly says

    Do you have any written instructions without all the pictures? I know how to cable and just need the written instructions and I find it hard to read your instructions with all the pictures in the way

    • says

      I don’t, yet, it’s on “the list” of things to do for my blog… What I do when I use patterns from other bloggers is “select all” “copy” then “paste” in word, then click on the pictures I don’t need and delete them, then print out, staple together and add to my knit/crochet bag! I’m sorry I don’t have that yet!

  3. Annie says

    What are the(*) for?? I am new to knitting and want to try this. I think I can, but just slightly confused!

    Otherwise, this is absolutely beautiful and I cant wait to make it!

  4. Kara says

    I wanted to try your idea of making this scarf with only three braids, but I’m not sure how many stitches I would need. I don’t know if this is right, but I figured it’s 13 stitches per braid with two stitches in between each braid. Doing it this way, I get 43 stitches for three braids, but I’m not sure if having an odd number would affect the pattern. Any help would be much appreciated!

  5. Vicki W. says

    Thanks for the great pattern. This is the best cable tutorial I found for my first cable project. I’m making braided hairbands for my daughters for christmas and this is the best recipe for that. Thanks again for the great tutorial.

  6. Kat Robinson says

    Have you tried this as a blanket for a baby? I would like to try one for my sister who is going to have a baby in june.

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