Intertwining Cables Scarf

Unlike typical cabled scarves that feature orderly lines of cabled stitches, this beauty showcases two side cables that hug the lines of the center cable. The effect is a complex-looking scarf that is as fun to knit as it is to wear.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 8” wide and 62” long

Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn:

Bulky Weight Yarn Cascade 128 Superwash (100% superwash merino wool; 128 yards [117 meters]/100 grams): #1980 Aster (4 balls)
Needles: US size 9 (5.5 mm) needles: straight or 24” circular needles
Notions: Cable needle, tapestry needle

Special Stitches

2/1RPC: Sl 1 st to cn at back, k2, p1 from cn.
2/1LPC: Sl 2 sts to cn at front, p1, k2 from cn.
2/2RPC: Sl 2 sts to cn at back, k2, p2 from cn.
2/2LPC: Sl 2 sts to cn at front, p2, k2 from cn.
2/2RC: Sl 2 sts to cn at back, k2, k2 from cn.
2/2LC: Sl 2 sts to cn at front, k2, k2 from cn.
M1: Insert left needle from front to back picking up the horizontal strand between stitches. K through back loop, twisting the new stitch.

Pattern Notes

After the cast on, 5 rows of garter are knit. The next row is used to increase for the cables. Work the cable pattern Rows 1-24, 13 times. Then work Rows 1-9 once more. Next you will work the decrease row. Work 5 rows of garter, and bind off your scarf.

Pattern

Scarf

CO 35 sts.

Garter Border

Rows 1-5: K all stitches
Inc Row 6 (WS): K4, p2, m1, k1, p2, k1, p4, m1, k2, p2, m1, p1, k2, m1, p4, k1, p2, k1, m1, p2, k4. (40 sts)
Begin cable pattern. If following the charted version, the first and last three stitches are in garter stitch (knit every row). These stitches are included in the written directions below.

Cable Pattern

Row 1 (RS): K3, p1, 2/2LPC, k2, p1, k2, 2/1LPC, p2, 2/2RC, p2, 2/1RPC, k2, p1, k2, 2/2RPC, p1, k3.
Row 2 (WS): K6, p4, (k1, p2) 2 times, k2, p4, k2, (p2, k1) 2 times, p4, k6.
Row 3: K3, p3, 2/2RC, p1, k2, p1, (2/1LPC, 2/1RPC) 2 times, p1, k2, p1, 2/2LC, p3, k3.
Row 4: K6, p4, k1, p2, (k2, p4) 2 times, k2, p2, k1, p4, k6.
Row 5: K3, p3, k4, p1, k2, p2, (2/2LC, p2) 2 times, k2, p1, k4, p3, k3.
Row 6: K6, p4, k1, p2, (k2, p4) 2 times, k2, p2, k1, p4, k6.
Row 7: K3, p3, 2/2RC, p1, k2, p1, (2/1RPC, 2/1LPC) 2 times, p1, k2, p1, 2/2LC, p3, k3.
Row 8: K6, p4, (k1, p2) 2 times, k2, p4, k2, (p2, k1) 2 times, p4, k6.
Row 9: K3, p1, 2/2RPC, k2, p1, k2, 2/1RPC, p2, 2/2RC, p2, 2/1LPC, k2, p1, k2, 2/2LPC, p1, k3.
Row 10: K4, p2, k2, p2, k1, (p4, k3) 2 times, p4, k1, p2, k2, p2, k4.
Row 11: K3, (2/1RPC, p1) 2 times, 2/2RC, p2, 2/1RPC, 2/1LPC, p2, 2/2LC, (p1, 2/1LPC) 2 times, k3.
Row 12: K3, (p2, k2) 2 times, p4, (k2, p2) 2 times, k2, p4, (k2, p2) 2 times, k3.
Row 13: K5, 2/2RPC, p1, 2/1RPC, 2/1LPC, 2/1RPC, p2, 2/1LPC, 2/1RPC, 2/1LPC, p1, 2/2LPC, k5.
Row 14: K3, p4, k3, p2, k2, p4, k4, p4, k2, p2, k3, p4, k3.
Row 15: K3, 2/2RC, p2, 2/1RPC, p2, 2/2RC, p4, 2/2LC, p2, 2/1LPC, p2, 2/2LC, k3.
Row 16: K3, p4, k2, p2, k3, p4, k4, p4, k3, p2, k2, p4, k3.
Row 17: K7, p2, k2, p3, k4, p4, k4, p3, k2, p2, k7.
Row 18: K3, p4, k2, p2, k3, p4, k4, p4, k3, p2, k2, p4, k3.
Row 19: K3, 2/2RC, p2, 2/1LPC, p2, 2/2RC, p4, 2/2LC, p2, 2/1RPC, p2, 2/2LC, k3.
Row 20: K3, p4, k3, p2, k2, p4, k4, p4, k2, p2, k3, p4, k3.
Row 21: K5, 2/2LPC, p1, 2/1LPC, 2/1RPC, 2/1LPC, p2, 2/1RPC, 2/1LPC, 2/1RPC, p1, 2/2RPC, k5.
Row 22: K3, (p2, k2) 2 times, p4, (k2, p2) 2 times, k2, p4, (k2, p2) 2 times, k3.
Row 23: K3, (2/1LPC, p1) 2 times, 2/2LC, p2, 2/1LPC, 2/1RPC, p2, 2/2RC, (p1, 2/1RPC) 2 times, k3.
Row 24: K4, p2, k2, p2, k1, (p4, k3) 2 times, p4, k1, p2, k2, p2, k4.

Garter Border

Dec Row 1 (WS): K6, k2tog, k7, k2tog, k1, k2tog, k3, k2tog, k7, k2tog, k6. (35 sts)
Rows 2-6: K all stitches.
BO all sts.

Finishing

Weave in ends and block. yarn ball

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