Thursday, September 11, 2008

Cabled Scarf

For the newbie cabler or seasoned veteran, a fun quick (maybe holiday) free project. If you like this project or want to learn more about how you can join the cabling craze, join us for our All Things Cabled this Saturday from 1-3. The free event will include cabling demonstrations, pattern reading, cable designing and more. Saturday, September 13 / 1-3 pm/ Stitch DC Capitol Hill / This event is free, come and enjoy good company and learn or improve a few knitting skills!


designed by Marie Connolly

Materials: 1 skein Cascade Magnum, US 19 Knitting Needle, Cable Needle, Darning Needle and Large Pom-Pom Maker.

With large needle, cast on 12 stitches.

Row 1: Purl

Row 2: Knit

Row 3: CF8 (slip 4 stitches on cable holder, hold in front, knit 4 stitches from left hand needle, k4 from cable holder), K4

Row 4: Purl

Row 5: Knit

Row 6: Purl

Row 7: Knit

Row 8: Purl

Row 9: K4, CB8 (slip 4 stitches onto cable needle, hold in back, knit 4 stitches from left hand needle, k4 from cable needle)

Row 10: Purl

Row 11: Knit

Row 12: Purl

Row 13: Knit

Row 14: Purl

Repeat from row 3 to row 14 until desired length.

To Finish, work row 3, 4, and 5 and bind off.

Cinch cast on and cast off edges and attach large pom-pom.

Weave in ends and Enjoy.


itgirl said...

I recognize that scarf...

Marie from Stitch DC said...

Yes, this was originally inspired last year for ITGIRL. I finally got to knit it myself and write up the easy pattern. Thanks!! I guess the name should also be Rebecca's Scarf :)

Anonymous said...

hi, i've tried and retried doing this scarf and even recruited friends but i can't seem to get it to cable like yours in the picture. any tips or hints? thanks. mine just looks weird

Anonymous said...

Anonymous, tell me a little more. I want to help but not sure what is not working. One important instruction is that the repeats are from 3 to 14. i know I helped someone in the store who missed that detail in the instructions. Good luck.

JelliDonut said...

LOVE this scarf. I've purchased two hanks of this gorgeous yarn and can't wait to get started on scarves--one for me and one for my daughter. First, however, a question. I'm a bit confused about the first three rows. Why is the row before the first CF8 a KNIT row? Later in the pattern the rows before the CF8 and CB8 are PURL rows. Thanks for posting this pattern. Awesome!

Anonymous said...

the pattern starts off with 2 rows of garter stitch. After that the repeats do not include these 2 rows. The repeats start at row 3. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

hi again! my cables look a little weird as they don't twist correctly. there seems to be more stitches on the left side and the is flat as opposed to the right where it starts to curl under. not sure if you understand what i mean. thanks again.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the problem is the second cable. Be sure to K4 then cable the last 8 stitches. I know I had someone else miss the K4 at the beginning of row 9. Hope this helps. Cable on!

JelliDonut said...

I should have made the pompoms first then just knit until I ran out of yarn. Any idea how many yards are needed for the two pompoms? I want to make the scarf as long as possible, but want to be sure to leave enough for the pompoms. This scarf is fun to knit!

Anke said...

This scarf looks so wonderful, I'm about to dash right out to get some yarn. I do have a question though - does the cable appear on the other side as well?
Thanks so much for sharing this pattern!!!

Anonymous said...

I notice, in the comments section, you say the pattern starts off with two rows of knit stitch...but it looks to me like row one is purl and row two is knit...then the pattern begins and repeats from row three thereafter. Could you comment on that, please? I bought the yarn and copied the pattern but want to make sure I have it right before starting this very pretty scarf! Thanks!

JelliDonut said...

I think the pattern starts out with garter stitch because when you bind off it sort of mimics the look of garter stitch. It is correct that you repeat from row three. This scarf turns out really cute. I'll make the pompoms first for my next scarf, then just keep repeating the pattern until I run out of yarn. For the person who asked about the cables appearing on both sides--the pattern is done in stockinette stitch so it is essentially all knits on one side and all purls on the other.

W said...

The scarf looks really cute!

Just wondering:
Is it possible to do this scarf in Ribbing?So both side will look the same...

If anyone knows please explain to me.
Thanks :)

(Its my first time trying to make cable pattern...)

W said...

hey...hello again~
Just went and tried out the pattern.

Somehow my scarf is not turnign out right?
Think I have the same problems as the previous Anonymous person...
I suspect the problem is at Row3?
When knitting it the "CF8 (slip 4 stitches on cable holder, hold in front"
Row3 seem to be going weird?!!
(when I attempt to knit Row9 it went smoothly..)

Would you please explain abit more?

Here is a pic of the scarf so far(looking abit odd not pretty like the pic)

(not sure if i can embed pictures i will put the link...)

JelliDonut said...

wenders, this is exactly the way mine looked, so if it's wrong then we're in the same boat LOL! Seriously, once you gather the end and attach the pompoms it looks great. I think it looks that way because there isn't a "base" of previous cables. Knit another section and see what you think. Just be sure not to twist the stitches you hold in back or front. I'm going to buy a large needle to use instead of a cable needle. I can't find a really huge one and I think that will feel more comfortable than a dinkie little cable needle. I bought another skein of this fabulous yarn today. I just love the way the first scarf turned out and I plan on making several more for holiday gifts. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Keep knitting. The first cable is weird because it doesn't have anything to stabilize it on either side. It works out after the second cable. Also, the reason for the pom-poms -- besides the fact that I love pompoms -- is to hide that first and then the last cable. -- Enjoy!
Marie From Stitch DC

W said...

ahh okok now I understand :0

thank you :)

Anonymous said...

This is the first time I've ever tried cabling and, after 4 attempts, I think I've finally got it down. However, the back of the scarf isn't nearly as cool looking as the front. Is that normal? Do you have any photos of the back of your scarf?

Anonymous said...

Do you have any pictures of the back of your scarf? The front of mine looks the same, but the back is kind of funky. I can't tell you how much I love this pattern, though. This is my first experience cabling and after the first 4 times I started it wrong it's gone great. Plus, all the mistakes I've made have really improved my knitting debugging skills. Thanks for posting this!

chownator said...

I am following your pattern!
thanks for posting.
I'm curious to where you got those lovely knitting needles!?

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

I'm also reading the first two rows of the pattern as K1 row, P1 row - if it was garter stitch, it should be knit 2 rows, then row 3 is the cable row.

So I am confused - are the first 2 rows garter stitch or stockinette stitch?


JelliDonut said...

If I might jump in here--yep, it's garter stitch. It made sense for me at the end of the scarf. It is so much fun to make and everybody I made it for loved it. Now, I need to make one for me!

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for this pattern very well explained. I've just finished mine which you can see here

amme said...

I found this page a few weeks ago, but I have never cabled before so I couldn't figure it out. However, I tried to make sense of it, and I finished it yesterday! I'm giving it to my mom for mother's day, and Im sure she'll love it ! Thank you so much for the pattern, and for teaching me how to cable knit!

Silk Scarf said...

I appreciate it very much, at least I know from it someone is reading the contents I have here.

pandeaf said...

Thank you sooo much for sharing this pattern.
I made it today and copied the pattern on my blog

you can see a picture of my project there!

Greetings from Greece!

Anonymous said...

Hello everybody

It is possible to knit this scarf with both sides look the same.

Add on a number of stiches that can be divided by two (3x4, 3x6 etc.) You have to begin with an edge stich, followed by a purl stich. The next stiches alternately knit and purl. Next row start again with an edge stich.
The whole scarf is made in this pattern, even the cables.
That should do.

Lots of success.

Greetings from Holland!

Kendra said...

I also would like for the scarf to be the same on both sides but there would have to be a cable worked on the back side. Anyone worked this one out?

Chasity said...

Hi - I just discovered your blog from over at "because she started knitting." Love this scarf.

Anonymous said...

I have knit four cable rows, and I am still not seeing the pattern. I have two dents in the middle, and the cables go around the dent instead of crossing. I have a similar problem as an earlier poster. My work seems to curl on the right but is flat on the left. It looks very odd and not even slightly resembling your beautiful scarf. Thanks!

Happy Grammy said...

I made this scarf last week and it was my first attempt at knitting with the cable stitch. It was so rewarding to finally figure the process out and the scarf is beautiful...
Thank you for an easy pattern!

Trayne1837 said...

I know this has been on here a while., but I just found it..What is the CF8 and the CB8.. I don't understand but would love to learn how to do this.