Saturday, October 6, 2012

Easy Chunky Cabled Scarf

 Easy (Chunky) Cabled Scarf



Materials:
Chunky yarn, 200 yards +/-
Size 11 needles



Cast on 20 stitches

First 6 rows: Garter Stitch (knit every row)

Eight-Row Pattern Repeat:
Row 1 (and all odd rows): K3, P2, K2, P6, K2, P2, K3
Rows 2, 4, 6: K3, K2, P2, K6, P2, K2, K3
Row 8 (cable row): K3, K2, P2, C6 (slip first 3 sts onto a cable hook, knit sts 4-6, then knit first 3 sts), P2, K2, K3
Repeat rows 1-8 until scarf is desired length.

Last 6 rows: Garter Stitch (knit every row)
Bind off.


For a nice finished look on the side edges, slip all first stitches (knit-wise) as you knit.

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19 comments:

  1. Wow, that turned out super cute!
    Thanks for sharing the pattern with the photo!

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  3. I just started this scarf, I'm loving how simple, yet gratifying to make something so beautiful.

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  4. This is going to be my first successful attempt at cables and I love it!

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  5. Hi, quick question. When knitting the cable do you knit with the cable needle at the front of the work or at the back? Thanks :)

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  6. Hi. For the instructions for even rows, it says: K3, K2, P2. Does this mean K5, P2 or something else. Thanx

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    1. Did you ever find out the answer to that? Thank you!

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    2. Yes, it can be simplified. I kept it separate just to distinguish between the edge stitches and the body stitches.

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  7. This looks great! I'm a really really bad knitter - what do you mean by slip al the first stitches as you knit to get a nice looking finish? Thanks

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    1. At the begging of rah round you can slip your first stitch (purl-wise with yarn in front) and it will make the edging less bumpy. Totally a preference.

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  8. My scarf came out beautiful but looks to tight. Does this mean I need to steam block the scarf?

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    1. What material did you use? Likely you can steam block, but if you did it again you could use bigger needles too. Or add edge or body stitches

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  9. Hi Joy just found your pattern and want to knit it up.
    If i add 4 more sts to the cast how does that affect the whole pattern?
    i want to make it wider, i am a newbie to cables and could use all the help Ican get. Thanks

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    1. Sorry such a delayed response. You could either add the four stitches as edge stitches or body stitches. Edge would just increase each by 2 knit on each side every row. If you add it to the body, it's really up to you where you put them. You could make the cables wider or more stitches in between. Endless options. Mostly due to how you like the look.

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  11. are you slipping the first stitch knitwise and purling the last stitch of each row to neaten the edge? I've never seen only slipping the first stitch without anything done on the last stitch of the row. But I am newish to knitting

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  12. This is a great pattern and well written for new knitters like myself!

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