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November 17th, 2009

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On our journey through Scarf Land, we bring you to the classic cabled scarf…get the pattern below. 6 more days of scarf patterns left!

Over the last two weeks, we’ve shared with you some of the scarves we’ve been making for our Hat & Scarf Charity Drive at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio. Whether you’re making them as gifts or for charity, come back from now until Thanksgiving for inspiration & patterns for easy scarves from the Studio’s staff.

Gillian’s Cable Scarf (in Vanna’s Choice Taupe)

Cable stitch definition: CR4: slip two stitches to cable needle and hold in back, K2 , K2 from cable needle

CO 30.
Rows 1 – 8: Knit.
Row 9: K5, P4, K4, P4, K4, P4, K5.
Row 10: K9, P4, K4, P4, K9.
Row 11 & 13: Repeat row 9.
Row 12 & 14: Repeat row 10.
Row 15: K5, P4, CR4, P4, CR4, P4, K5.
Row 16: K9, P4, K4, P4, P9.
Repeat rows 9 – 16.
End with 8 rows of Garter stitch (knit every row).
Bind off and weave in ends.

*As with all of our scarf patterns shown, we only used one ball for our scarves, but you can use two and make them as long or short as you wish. Vanna’s Choice’s recommended hook size is J-10; its recommended needle size is US9.

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  • Karen

    I started making the swatching like I should, but i make sure they are all the same size, they will make a nice blanket when I finally get enough, and you look at it and remember what you made with them.

  • BOBBI JO SHIFKO

    Question about this pattern, wouldn’t you do the repeat of rows 9-16 instead of 1-16? I thought the first 8 rows were the border.

    Patty says: Yes, the first 8 rows are the garter stitch border.

  • Marnia

    This cable scarf is exactly what I was looking for for my boss but there does not appear a crochet pattern. How can I convert?

    Thanks,
    Marnia

    Zontee says: Hi Marnia, you can’t directly “convert” knitting to crochet or vice versa, but click here for a crochet cable stitch pattern you could make a scarf out of.

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