Caylen is a project to work on while you listen to your favorite show. The cable repeat is easy to memorize and the length can be customized to your linking. Wear it as a regular scarf or button it up and transform it to an infinity scarf — the choice is yours!
Time: Weekend Project
Skill Level: Intermediate
Size: Approx. 5½” wide x 60” long
Gauge: 36 sts and 34 rows = 4” [10 cm] in cable pattern after wet blocking. Gauge is not important for this project.
Yarn: Malabrigo Mechita (100% superwash Merino wool; 420 yards [384 meters]/100 grams): MTA009 Polar Morn (1 ball)
Hook/Needles: US size 4 (3.5 mm) straight needles
Notions: Cable needle, tapestry needle, four 12 mm buttons
kfb – knit into front and back of same st (1 st increased)
pfb – purl into front and back of same st (1 st increased)
3-st left purl cable (3-st LPC): Sl 2 sts to cn and hold to front of work, p1, k2 from cn.
3-st right purl cable (3-st RPC): Sl 1 st to cn and hold to back of work, k2, p1 from cn.
4-st left cable (4-st LC): Sl 2 sts to cn and hold to front of work, k2, k2 from cn.
4-st right cable (4-st RC): Sl 2 sts to cn and hold to back of work, k2, k2 from cn.
CO 48 sts.
Row 1 (RS): K6, [p4, k4] 4 times, p4, k6.
Row 2: K4, p2, [k4, p4] 4 times, k4, p2, k4.
Rows 3-12: Rep Rows 1-2 five times.
Row 1 (RS): K4, [3-st LPC, p2, 3-st RPC] 5 times, k4.
Row 2: K5, [p2, k2] 9 times, p2, k5.
Row 3: K4, p1, [3-st LPC, 3-st RPC, p2] 4 times, 3-st LPC, 3-st RPC, p1, k4.
Row 4: K6, [p4, k4] 4 times, p4, k6.
Row 5: K4, p2, [4-st LC, p4] 4 times, 4-st LC, p2, k4.
Row 6: Rep Row 4.
Row 7: K4, p1, [3-st RPC, 3-st LPC, p2] 4 times, 3-st RPC, 3-st LPC, p1, k4.
Row 8: Rep Row 2.
Row 9: K4, [3-st RPC, p2, 3-st LPC] 5 times, k4.
Row 10: K4, p2, [k4, p4] 4 times, k4, p2, k4.
Row 11: K6, [p4, 4-st RC] 4 times, p4, k6.
Row 12: Rep Row 10.
Rep Rows 1-12 thirty nine times or until desired length.
Rep Rows 1-10 once.
Rows 1-6: Rep Ribbing Rows 1-2 three times.
Row 7 (RS): K2, BO 2 sts, k2, *p4, k4, p1, BO 2 sts, p1*, k4, rep from * to *, k4, p4, k2, BO 2 sts, k2. (40 sts rem)
Row 8: K2, CO 1 st, p2, *k4, p4, k1, CO 1 st, k1*, p4, rep from * to *, p4, k4, p2, CO 1 st, k2. (4 buttonholes made; 44 sts)
Row 9: K2, kfb, k2, *p4, k4, p1, pfb, p1*, k4, rep from * to *, k4, p4, k2, kfb, k2. (48 sts)
Row 10: Rep Ribbing Row 2.
Rows 11-12: Rep Ribbing Rows 1-2 once.
BO in pattern.
Sew buttons opposite buttonholes on the other ribbing edge. Weave in ends and block.