Quarry Cabled Scarf

Soft and tweedy, this hooded scarf adds to its textured look with a pair of diamond-shaped cables. Worked bottom-up in two pieces, all of the shaping for the hood takes place outside the cable panel, so it’s still a great piece for those who are new to cables.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 40″ tall at outside edge, 8” wide excluding hood, and 11 1/2″ deep at hood

Gauge: 16 sts and 20 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in st st after blocking

Materials

Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Monte Donegal (40% alpaca, 40% merino wool, 14% acrylic, 6% rayon; 109 yards [100 meters]/50 grams): #1710 Indigo (5 skeins)
Needles: US size 7 (4.5 mm) straight needles
Notions: Cable needle, tapestry needle

Abbreviations

M1: Make one increase.
RC4 (Right Cross over 4 sts): Sl 2 sts to cable needle, hold in back of work, k2, k2 from cable needle.
RC3P (Right Cross over 3 sts with purl): Sl 1 st to cable needle, hold in back of work, k 2, p1 from cable needle.
LC3P (Left Cross over 3 sts with purl): Sl 2 sts to cable needle, hold in front of work, p 1, k 2 from cable needle.
RC3K (Right Cross over 3 sts with knit): Sl 1 st to cable needle, hold in back of work, k 2, k1 from cable needle.
LC3K (Left Cross over 3 sts with knit): Sl 2 sts to cable needle, hold in front of work, k 1, k 2 from cable needle.

Pattern Notes

Scarf is worked in two pieces, bottom up, and seamed at the upper edge.
All shaping occurs in the st st sections, NOT in the cables.

Pattern

Right Half – Edging

Cast on 36 sts with long-tail cast-on.
K 5 rows.

Begin Cable Pattern

Row 1 (WS): K2, p32, k2.
Row 2 (RS): K8, RC4, k12, RC4, k8.
Row 3 and all remaining WS rows: Maintaining first and last 2 sts in garter st, work stitches as they present (k the ks and p the ps).
Row 4: K7, RC3P, LC3P, K10, RC3P, LC3P, k7.
Row 6: K6, RC3P, p2, LC3P, k8, RC3P, p2, LC3P, k6.
Row 8: K5, RC3P, p4, LC3P, k6, RC3P, p4, LC3P, k5.
Row 10: K4, RC3P, p6, LC3P, k4, RC3P, p6, LC3P, k4.
Row 12: K3, RC3P, p8, LC3P, k2, RC3P, p8, LC3P, k3.
Row 14: K2, RC3P, p10, LC3P, RC3P, p10, LC3P, k2.
Row 16: K2, LC3K, p10, RC3K, LC3K, p10, RC3K, k2.
Row 18: K3, LC3K, p8, RC3K, k2, LC3K, p8, RC3K, k3.
Row 20: K4, LC3K, p6, RC3K, k4, LC3K, p6, RC3K, k4.
Row 22: K5, LC3K, p4, RC3K, k6, LC3K, p4, RC3K, k5.
Row 24: K6, LC3K, p2, RC3K, k8, LC3K, p2, RC3K, k6.
Row 26: K7, LC3K, RC3K, k10, LC3K, RC3K, k7.
Rep Rows 2-27 4 times more for a total of five pattern repeats.

Increase Section

Rep Rows 2-27 once more, adding 1 st on every RS row immediately before last 2 garter sts using a M1 increase, and maintaining that st in st st. 49 sts at end of Increase Section.

Hood

Rep Rows 2-27 twice, maintaining increased stitches in st st.

Decrease Section

Row 1: K8, RC4, k12, RC4, k15, k2tog twice, k2. (47 sts)
Row 2: K2, p across until 6 sts remain, p2tog twice, k2. (45 sts)
Row 3: K across until 6 sts remain, k2tog twice, k2. (43 sts)
Row 4: K across until 6 sts remain, ssk twice. (41 sts)
Rows 5-6: Rep Rows 3-4. (37 sts after Row 6)
Bind off

Left Half

Rep instructions for Right Half until start of Increase Section.

Increase Section

Rep Rows 2-27 once more, adding 1 st on every RS row immediately after first 2 garter sts using a M1 increase, and maintaining that st in st st. (49 sts at end of Increase Section)

Hood

Rep Hood section of Right Half.

Decrease Section

Row 1: K2, ssk twice, k 15, RC4, k12, RC4, k8. (47 sts)
Row 2: K2, purl across until 6 sts remain, p2tog twice, k2. (45 sts)
Row 3: K2, ssk twice, k to end. (43 sts)
Row 4: K across until 6 sts remain, k2tog twice, k2. (41 sts)
Rows 5-6: Rep Rows 3-4.
Bind off.

Finishing

Wet block both pieces to measurements.
Seam sides together beginning at center front, and sewing until finished seam measures 11” tall along center back or to desired height.
Weave in ends. yarn ball

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