Queen’s Elegant Cables Scarf

Queen’s Elegant Cables is a knitted cable scarf. Wide enough to provide ample warmth and coverage but lacy and delicate enough to not be too stifling on those nicer fall days, this cabled scarf is the perfect fall accessory.

Skill Level: Beginner

Size: 12.5” wide & 57” long, relaxed after blocking

Gauge: 20 rows and 16 stitches in cable pattern, relaxed after blocking

Materials

Yarn:

Medium weight yarn Swans Island Natural Colors Merino Worsted (100% merino; 250 yards [229 meters]/100 grams): Indigo (2 skeins)
Needles: US size 7 (4.5 mm) 24” circular knitting needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Cable needle, tapestry needle (for weaving in ends), Blocking material (blocking board, rust-proof T-pins, blocking wires) 

Abbreviations

CN: Cable needle
1/1 RC: Put one stitch on cn, hold at back knit 1 stitch, knit 1 from cn
1/1 LC: Put one stitch on cn, hold in front, knit 1 stitch, knit 1 from cn
1/1 RCP: Put one stitch on cn, hold at back knit 1 stitch, purl 1 from cn
1/1 LCP: Put one stitch on cn, hold in front, purl 1 stitch, knit 1 from cn 

Special Stitches

Cross Lanes Cable

Row 1 (WS): K6, p1, k3, p1, k2, p2, k2, p1, k4, p1, k2, p2, k2, p1, k4, p1, k2, p2, k2, p1, k3, p1, k6.
Row 2 (RS): K3, p3, 1/1 LCP, {p2, (1/1 LCP, 1/1 RCP) twice, p2} three times, 1/1 RCP, p3, k3.
Row 3 & all other wrong side rows: K3 first and last three stitches. Knit the knits and purl the purls for remaining stitches.
Row 4: K3, p4, 1/1 LCP, p2, {1/1 RC, p2, 1/1 LC, p6} twice, 1/1 RC, p2, 1/1 LC, p2, 1/1 RCP, p4, k3.
Row 6: K3, p5, 1/1 LCP, {(1/1 RCP, 1/1 LCP) twice, p4} twice, (1/1 RCP, 1/1 LCP) twice, 1/1 RCP, p5, k3.
Row 8: K3, p6, (1/1 LC, p2,) twice, k1, p4, k1, p2, 1/1 LC, p2, k1, p4, k1, p2, 1/1 LC, p2, 1/1 RC, p6, k3.
Row 10: K3, P5, 1/1 RCP, {(1/1 LCP, 1/1 RCP) twice, p4} twice, (1/1 LCP, 1/1 RCP) twice, 1/1 LCP, p5, k3.
Row 12: K3, p4, 1/1 RCP, p2, {1/1 LC, p2, 1/1 RC, p6} twice, 1/1 LC, p2, 1/1 RC, p2, 1/1 LCP, p4, k3.
Row 14: K3, p3, 1/1 RCP, p2, {(1/1 RCP, 1/1 LCP) twice, p4} twice, (1/1 RCP, 1/1 LCP) twice, p2, 1/1 LCP, p3, k3.
Row 16: K3, p2, 1/1 RCP, p2, {1/1 RCP, p2, 1/1 LC, p2, 1/1 LCP, p2} three times, 1/1 LCP, p2, k3.
Row 18: K3, p2, k1, p2, {1/1 RCP, p2, 1/1 RC, 1/1 LC, p2, 1/1 LCP} three times, p2, k1, p2, k3.
Row 20: K3, p2, (k1, p2) twice, {1/1 RCP, 1/1 RC, 1/1 LCP, p2, 1/1 RC, p2} twice, 1/1 RCP, 1/1 RC, 1/1 LCP, (p2, k1) twice, p2, k3.
Row 22: K3, p2, (k1, p2) twice, {k1, p1, 1/1 RC, p1, k1, p2, 1/1 RC, p2} twice, k1, p1, 1/1 RC, p1, (k1, p2) three times, k3.
Row 24: K3, p2, (k1, p2) twice, {1/1 LCP, 1/1 RC, 1/1 RCP, p2, 1/1 RC, p2} twice, 1/1 LCP, 1/1 RC, 1/1 RCP, (p2, k1) twice, p2, k3.
Row 26: K3, p2, k1, p2, {1/1 LCP, p2, 1/1 LCP, 1/1 RCP, p2, 1/1 RCP} three times, p2, k1, p2, k3.
Row 28: K3, p2, 1/1 LCP, {p2, 1/1 LCP, p2, 1/1 LC, p2, 1/1 RCP} three times, p2, 1/1 RCP, p2, k3.
Row 30: K3, p3, 1/1 LCP, {p2, (1/1 LCP, 1/1 RCP) Twice, p2} three times, 1/1 RCP, p3, k3.
Row 32: K3, p4, 1/1 LCP, p2, {1/1 RC, p2, 1/1 LC, p6} twice, 1/1 RC, p2, 1/1 LC, p2, 1/1 RCP, p4, k3.
Row 34: K3, p5, 1/1 LCP, {(1/1 RCP, 1/1 LCP) Twice, p4} twice, (1/1 RCP, 1/1 LCP) Twice, 1/1 RCP, p5, k3.
Row 36: K3, p6, 1/1 RC, p2, 1/1 LC, p2, k1, p4, k1, p2, 1/1 LC, p2, k1, p4, k1, (p2, 1/1 LC) Twice, p6, k3.
Row 38: K3, p5, 1/1 RCP, {(1/1 LCP, 1/1 RCP) twice, p4} twice, (1/1 LCP, 1/1 RCP) twice, 1/1 LCP, p5, k3.
Row 40: K3, p4, 1/1 RCP, {p2, 1/1 LC, p2, 1/1 RC, p4} twice, p2, 1/1 LC, p2, 1/1 RC, p2, 1/1 LCP, p4, k3.
Row 42: K3, p3, 1/1 RCP, p2, {(1/1 RCP, 1/1 LCP) twice, p4} twice, (1/1 RCP, 1/1 LCP) twice, p2, 1/1 LCP, p3, k3.

Pattern Notes

Scarf is worked flat, from one end to another.
This scarf has a distinct right and wrong sides.
If substituting the yarn, choose a 100% wool yarn which shows off cable stitch patterns & takes well to blocking.
Three stitches each at the beginning and end of each row are worked in garter stitch. The sides tend to fold into the scarf before blocking. Wet blocking should remove these folds making the scarf to lie flat. 

Pattern

Chart Directions

Cast on 52 stitches using knitted cast on.
Continue with row 1 of Cross lanes cables chart.
Work rows 19 to 46 a total of 9 times. Work more number of repeats to make scarf longer than the sample.
Work row 47 to 51 once.
Bind off all stitches loosely.
Weave in ends and block well.

Written Directions

Cast on 52 stitches using knitted cast on.
Knit 4 rows plain.
Continue with row 1 of Cross lanes cable pattern.
Work rows 16 to 43 a total of 9 times. Work more number of repeats to make scarf longer than the sample.
Knit 4 rows plain.
Bind off all stitches loosely.
Weave in ends and block well. yarn ball

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