Candy Apple Cable Scarf

Try your hand at this cabled scarf for a cozy accessory to wear all season. This textured scarf features garter cable and slipped stitches. The cable and rib pattern can be worked from the text or chart.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 7” [18 cm] wide and 67½” [171.5 cm] long, lightly blocked.

Gauge: One 34 st-Cable Rep = 7” [18 cm] wide and 3¼” [8 cm] high, lightly blocked.



Medium Weight Yarn Knit Picks Preciosa Tonal (100% Merino Wool; 273 yards [249 meters]/100 grams): boysenberry, 2 hanks.

Needle: US size 9 (5.5 mm): straight or circular needles. Adjust needle size if needed to obtain stitch and row gauge.

Notions: Cable needle; markers; tapestry needle


cn cable needle

3/3 RC  slip 3 stitches to cn, hold in back; k3, k3 from cn

k below  slip right needle under strand, k1, pass strand over stitch

wyif   with yarn in front

Pattern Notes

Scarf is worked in the back and forth from the bottom up.

Slip sts purlwise.

Chart is worked flat with the odd (RS) rows are read right to left and the even (WS) rows, left to right.

Cable Pattern (34 sts over 24 rows)

Row 1 (RS): Sl 1 st wyif, k3, (sl 1 st wyif) 5 times, k3, p2, k6, p2, k3, (sl 1 st wyif) 5 times, k4.
Row 2 (WS): Sl 1 st wyif, k3, p5, k5, p3, k8, p5, k4.
Row 3: Sl 1 st wyif, k5, k below, k5, p2, 3/3 RC, p2, k5, k below, k6.
Row 4: Sl 1 st wyif, k3, p5, k8, p3, k5, p5, k4.
Row 5: Rep Row 1.
Row 6: Rep Row 4.
Row 7: Sl 1 st wyif, k5, k below, k5, p2, k6, p2, k5, k below, k6.
Rows 8-11: Rep Rows 4-7.
Row 12: Rep Row 4.
Row 13: Rep Row 1.
Row 14: Rep Row 4.
Row 15: Rep Row 3.
Row 16: Rep Row 2.
Row 17: Rep Row 1.
Row 18: Rep Row 2.
Row 19: Rep Row 7.
Rows 20-23: Rep Rows 16-19.
Row 24: Rep Row 2.

Rep Rows 1-24 for pattern.

Rib Pattern (34 sts over 2 rows)

Row 1 (RS): Sl, k3, p2, k1, p2, k3, (p2, k2) twice, p2, k3, p2, k1, p2, k4.
Row 2 (WS): Sl wyif, k5, p1, k7, p2, k2, p2, k7, p1, k6.


CO 34 sts.


Work Rows 1-2 of Rib Pattern 3 times.


Work Rows 1-24 of Cable Pattern 20 times.

Work Rows 1-4 once more.


Work Rows 1-2 of Rib Pattern 3 times.

Fasten off loosely in pattern.


Lightly block to measurements. Weave in ends.
ILK Option 2-1

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