Blaire Reversible Cable Scarf

Organically crossing cables transition to ribbing, and then back to cables again in this unisex scarf. And the best part – the cables look great on both sides!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 8.5” wide x 76” long (not including fringe)

Gauge: 26 sts and 28 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Cable patt after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn: Universal Yarn Deluxe DK Tweed Superwash (90% Superwash Wool, 7% Acrylic, 3% Viscose; 284 yards [260 meters]/100 grams): 415 Cloud Blue (3 balls)

 

Needles: US size 7 (4.5 mm) straight

Notions: Markers, tapestry needle, cable needle (cn), US size 7 (4.5 mm) crochet hook (for attaching fringe)

Special Stitches

4×4 LRC (Left Ribbed Cross): Sl next 4 sts to cn and hold in front, (k1, p2, k1) from left needle, (k1, p2, k1) from cn.

4×4 RRC (Right Ribbed Cross): Sl next 4 sts to cn and hold in back, (k1, p2, k1) from left needle, (k1, p2, k1) from cn.

Reversible Cable (multiple of 14 sts + 8)

Row 1 (RS): *4×4 LRC, p2, k2, p2; rep from * to last 8 sts, 4×4 LRC.

Row 2 (WS): P1, k2, p1, *(p1, k2) 2 times, p2, (k2, p1) 2 times; rep from * to last 4 sts, p1, k2, p1.

Row 3: K1, p2, k1, *(k1, p2) 2 times, k2, (p2, k1) 2 times; rep from * to last 4 sts, k1, p2, k1.

Rows 4-5: Rep Rows 2-3.

Row 6: Rep Row 2.

Row 7: K1, p2, k1, *k1, p2, 4×4 RRC, p2, k1; rep from * to last 4 sts, k1, p2, k1.

Rows 8-12: Rep Rows 2-6.

Rep Rows 1-12 for patt.

Pattern Notes

This scarf is worked flat from one end to the other.

Pattern

CO 56 sts.

Row 1 (RS): Sl 1 pwise wyif, k2, pm, work Row 11 of Reversible Cable patt to last 3 sts, pm, k3.

Row 2 (WS): Sl 1 pwise wyif, k2, sl m, work Row 12 of Reversible Cable patt to m, sl m, k3.

Rep last 2 rows 3 more times.

Work Rows 1-12 of Reversible Cable patt 4 times.

Diminish Cables

Row 1 (RS): Work to m, sl m, work in est’d rib over 14 sts, *4×4 LRC, p2, k2, p2; rep from * 1 more time, 4×4 LRC, sl m, work to end.

Rows 2-6: Work to m, sl m, work in est’d rib to m, sl m, work to end.

Row 7: Work to m, sl m, work in est’d rib over 21 sts, *4×4 RRCX, p2, k2, p2; rep from * 1 more time, k1, sl m, work to end.

Rows 8-12: Work to m, sl m, work in est’d rib to m, sl m, work to end.

Row 13: Work to m, sl m, work in est’d rib over 28 sts, 4×4 LRC, p2, k2, p2, 4×4 LRC, sl m, work to end.

Rows 14-18: Work to m, sl m, work in est’d rib to m, sl m, work to end.

Row 19: Work to m, sl m, work in est’d rib over 35 sts, 4×4 RRC, p2, k2, p2, k1, sl m, work to end.

Rows 20-24: Work to m, sl m, work in est’d rib to m, sl m, work to end.

Row 25: Work to m, sl m, work in est’d rib over 42 sts, 4×4 LRC, sl m, work to end.

All cables have been ended. Work even in est’d rib and edge sts until piece meas 64”, ending with WS row.

Increase Cables

Row 1 (RS): Work to m, sl m, work in est’d rib over 42 sts, 4×4 LRC, sl m, work to end.

Rows 2-6: Work to m, sl m, work in est’d rib to m, sl m, work to end.

Row 7: Work to m, sl m, work in est’d rib over 35 sts, 4×4 RRC, work in est’d rib to m, sl m, work to end.

Rows 8-12: Work to m, sl m, work in est’d rib to m, sl m, work to end.

Row 13: Work to m, sl m, work in est’d rib over 28 sts, 4×4 LRC, p2, k2, p2, 4×4 LRC, sl m, work to end.

Rows 14-18: Work to m, sl m, work in est’d rib to m, sl m, work to end.

Row 19: Work to m, sl m, work in est’d rib over 21 sts, (4×4 RRC, p2, k2, p2) 2 times, k1, sl m, work to end.

Rows 20-24: Work to m, sl m, work in est’d rib to m, sl m, work to end.

Row 25: Work to m, sl m, work in est’d rib over 14 sts, (4×4 LRC, p2, k2, p2) 2 times, 4×4 LRC, sl m, work to end. This counts as Row 1 of Reversible Cable patt.

Rows 26-30: Work to m, sl m, work in est’d rib to m, sl m, work to end.

Row 31: Work Row 7 of Reversible Cable patt.

Work Rows 8-12 of Reversible Cable patt.

Rep Rows 1-12 of patt 3 times, then rep Rows 1-6, 1 more time.

Rep Rows 5-6, 1 more time.

BO all sts loosely in patt.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Run blocking wires along slipped edge sts on both sides of scarf. Pin to blocking mat.

Wet or steam block to finished measurements.

Fringe

Cut 56, 14” lengths of yarn.

Holding 2 pieces tog as one, using crochet hook, attach 14 groups at each 2-purl column along cast-on edge of scarf. Rep for bind-off edge. Trim fringe to 6”.

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