Button Up Your Overcoat Scarf

You loved it last year, so here’s one last piece to the Button Up Your Overcoat Set! This long, cabled scarf features a row of trendy buttons down the side and pairs perfectly with the hat, mitts and bootcuffs from last February’s issue, seen below.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: One size

Gauge: 6 sts and 10 rows = 1” [2.5 cm] in Seed Stitch 

Materials

Yarn:

Light Weight Yarn Alpaca With a Twist Baby Twist DK (100% alpaca; 110 yards [101 meters]/50 grams): #3007 Red Wagon (Single Cable Scarf, 5 skeins), (Double Cable Scarf, 8 skeins)
Needles: US size 3 (3.25 mm) needles
Notions: Cable needle, tapestry needle, fifteen 5/8” (16 mm) buttons (or as many as needed)

Special Stitches

C6F (cable 6 front): Sl 3 sts to cable needle and hold to front of work, k3, k3 from the cable needle.
C6B (cable 6 back): Sl 3 sts to cable needle and hold to back of work, k3, k3 from the cable needle.

Single Cable Scarf Pattern

Bottom Section

CO 26 sts.
Row 1 (WS): *P1, k1; rep from * to last st, yib, s1p.
Row 2 (RS): P2, *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, yib, s1p.
Row 3: *P1, k1; rep from * to last st, yib, s1p.

Cable Section

Note: Beginning with Row 1 of the Cable Section, make a buttonhole every 10 rows (RS Rows 1, 11, 21, 31, etc). Work that row as follows: P1, k2, yo, k2tog, k1, continue in established pattern for that row.
Row 1 (RS): P1, k2, (p1, k1) 3 times, p8, (k1, p1) 3 times, k2, yib, s1p.
Row 2 (WS): P4, k1, p1, k1, p2, k1, p6, k1, p2, k1, p1, k1 p3, yib, s1p.
Row 3: P1, k2, (p1, k1) 3 times, p1, k6, p1, (k1, p1) 3 times, k2, yib, s1p.
Row 4: Rep Row 2.
Row 5: P1, k2, (p1, k1) 3 times, p1, C6F, p1, (k1, p1) 3 times, k2, yib, s1p.
Rows 6-11: Rep Rows 2-3.
Row 12: Rep Row 2.
Row 13: Rep Row 5.
Rep Rows 6-13 until piece measures half desired length. Continue to desired length without making buttonholes.

Top Section

Row 1 (WS): *P1, k1; rep from * to last st, yib, s1p.
Row 2 (RS): P2, *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, yib, s1p.
Row 3: *P1, k1; rep from * to last st, yib, s1p.
Bind off all sts.
Weave in ends and block.
Place and sew on buttons on the half without buttonholes.

Double Cable Scarf Pattern

Bottom Section

CO 54 sts.
Row 1 (WS): *P1, k1; rep from * to last st, yib, s1p.
Row 2 (RS): P2, *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, yib, s1p.
Row 3: *P1, k1; rep from * to last st, yib, s1p.

Cable Section

Note: Beginning with Row 1 of the Cable Section, make a buttonhole every 10 rows (RS Rows 1, 11, 21, 31, etc). Work that row as follows: P1, k2, yo, k2tog, k1, continue in established pattern for that row.
Row 1 (RS): P1, k5, (k1, p1) 2 times, k2, p8, k1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1, k3, (p1, k1) 2 times, k1, p8, k1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1, k5, yib, s1p.
Row 2 (WS): P7, (k1, p1) 2 times, p1, k1, p6, (k1, p1) 3 times, k1, p3, (k1, p1) 2 times, p1, k1, p6, (k1, p1) 3 times, k1, p5, yib, s1p.
Row 3: P1, k5, (k1, p1) 2 times, k2, p1, k6, p1, k1, (p1, k1), 2 times, p1, k3, (p1, k1) 2 times, k1, p1, k6, p1, k1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1, k5, yib, s1p.
Row 4: Rep Row 2.
Row 5: P1, k5, (k1, p1) 2 times, k2, p1, c6f, (p1, k1) 3 times, p1, k3, (p1, k1) 2 times, k1, p1, c6b, (p1, k1) 3 times, p1, k5, s1p.
Rows 6-11: Rep Rows 2-3.
Row 12: Rep Row 2.
Row 13: Rep Row 5.
Rep Rows 6-13 until piece measures half desired length. Continue to desired length without making buttonholes.

Top Section

Row 1 (WS): *P1, k1; rep from * to last st, yib, s1p.
Row 2 (RS): P2, *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, yib, s1p.
Row 3: *P1, k1; rep from * to last st, yib, s1p.
Bind off all sts.
Weave in ends and block.
Place and sew on buttons on the half without buttonholes. yarn ball

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