Cable Scarf Pattern

Cable scarf

Cable scarf

My daughter wanted a scarf with cables that looked like the front on both sides. This scarf is the result! The cables are worked on both sides of the work so there’s no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ side. And, as you can see, it’s still a work in progress.
Yarn
I used Robin Fascination in this lovely multi-colour dye. It’s been lying around in my stash for far too long so it may very well not be available any more! It has a mohair effect which makes it soft and fluffy. You could substitute any double knitting yarn you like. The balls are 100gm and I’ve just started the second ball having knitted about 3ft (1m).

Tension / Gauge
28sts and 22 rows to 4″ over cable pattern. I used 7mm needles (US 10½ or 11).

Abbreviations K – knit, P – Purl
C4F – Cable 4 forward: put next 2 stitches on cable needle at front of work, knit 2, knit the 2 from the cable needle.
C4B – Cable 4 back: put next 2 stitches on cable needle at back of work, knit 2, knit the 2 from the cable needle.
C6F – Cable 6 forward: put next 3 stitches on cable needle at front of work, knit 3, knit the 3 from the cable needle.
C6B – Cable 6 back: put next 3 stitches on cable needle at back of work, knit 3, knit the 3 from the cable needle.

Pattern:
Cast On 40 stitches.
Row 1: K2, P6, K2, P2, K6, P4, K6, P2, K2, P6, K2
Row 2: P2, K6, P2, K2, P6, K4, P6, K2, P2, K6, P2
Row 3: K2, P6, K2, P2, C4F, K2, P4, C4F, K2, P2, K2, P6, K2
Row 4: P2, C6B, P2, K2, P6, K4, P6, K2, P2, C6F, P2
Row 5: As Row 1
Row 6: As Row 2
Row 7: K2, P6, K2, P2, K2, C4B, P4, k2, C4B, P2, K2, P6, K2
Row 8: As Row 4
These eight rows form the pattern.
Repeat until scarf is desired length.
Cast off (bind off) last row.

Making up
Darn in your loose ends.

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