Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Cable Stitch Knit Scarf

cable stitch knit scarf
I love knitting cable stitch! It is easier than it looks. All you do is simply catch the knit stitches according to the pattern onto the cable needle and hold it either in the back or front then knit the stitches on the knitting needle, then knit the stitches you put on the cable needle. I find the knitted projects using cable stitch add elegance and a beautiful texture. 

cable stitch knit scarf
Here is the pattern for this knit cable stitch scarf.

C2B = "Cable 2 Back" - slip 2 stitches onto cable needle and hold in back of work, knit the next 2 stitches, then knit the 2 stitches from your cable needle.
C3F = "Cable 3 Front" - slip 3 stitches onto cable needle and hold in front of work, knit the next 3 stitches, then knit the 3 stitches from your cable needle.
C3B = "Cable 3 Back" - slip 3 stitches onto cable needle and hold in back of work, knit the next 3 stitches, then knit the 3 stitches from your cable needle.
cable stitch knit scarf
1 ball of Caron cakes yarn
Using 5.25mm needles, Cast on 54 stitches

Row 1: and all odd numbered rows: K6, P6, K4, P4, K4, P6, K4, P4, K4, P6, K6
Row 2: P6, K6, P4, K4, P4, K6, P4, K4, P4, K6, P6
Row 4: P6, K6, P4, C2B, P4, K6, P4, C2B, P4, K6, P6
Row 6: P6, C3F, P4, K4, P4, C3F, P4, K4, P4, C3F, P6
Row 8: Like Row 4
Row 10: Like Row 2
Row 12: Like Row 4
Row 14: Like Row 2
Row 16: P6, C3B, P4, C2B, P4, C3B, P4, C2B, P4, C3B, P6
Row 18: Like Row 2
Row 20: Like Row 4
1st through 20th Rows set pattern to the length you want.


If you want to do more projects with cables, check out the Contemporary Cables book by Jody Long. This book has twenty-one patterns for cabled sweaters and accessories using the classic style of Aran knitting. This book is designed for intermediate to advanced knitters. The patterns include a variety of pullovers, including a mock turtleneck pullover, men's two colour pullover, men's crewneck and shawl collar pullovers, and a diamond cabled pullover. Variations on the ever-popular cardigan include a cropped boxy cardigan, buttonless chunky cardigan, grandfather cardigan, and colour cardigan. Sweaters include the flowing Rapunzel sweater, garter and cable sweater, tunic sweater, and two types of shrugs. Additional garments include an oversized wrap, sweater dress, and waistcoat, along with such accessories as a market tote, cabled beret, and classic cabled mittens and scarf. Price: $19.95 ISBN: 978-0486805276

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8 comments:

  1. I've always wanted to learn how to knit

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  2. I love a nice cable knit sweater!

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  3. I try to teach myself to knit every few years. I make a few lopsided squares and then give up. But this is really pretty, so you may have inspired me to try again.

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  4. I really do need to get back to knitting. Such wonderful results.
    jan

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  5. I'm not a knitter so I have no idea what is being said here..lol

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  6. I love the colour of yarn you chose for this project

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  7. I haven't knitted in years but my mom is an avid knitter and crocheter. I will have to tell her about this book.

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  8. I use to knit and I really enjoyed it. I think it need to take it up again.
    Florence Cochrane

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