Giant Cable Scarf
A Knitting Pattern for a Cosy Cabled Cowl
This scarf is a fun project for cabling beginners, and because it uses 'super chunky' yarn it doesn't take long to knit either.
It's knit flat rather than in the round, so you're basically just knitting a rectangle and then sewing the ends together later to form the cowl shape.
I used mustard-yellow ‘Big Value’ King Cole yarn, which is an acrylic yarn. I ended up using 1 ½ x 100g balls of the yarn, and I knitted using 10 mm straight needles (as recommended on the yarn label).
For a demonstration of the entire process from knitting to sewing to blocking, please see this video:
To begin, cast on 24 stitches. I used the long tail cast on method, but you can choose your favourite.
This pattern is a 16-row repeat, although don’t be too worried as a lot of these rows are repeated! Rows 5 and 13 are the cable rows.
The first and last 3 stitches in every row are the border of the scarf, whilst the central 18 stitches are the cable.
Row 1) (RS) k2, p1, k until 2 sts remain, then p1, sl st p-wise wyib
Row 2) (WS) p2, k1, p until 2 sts remain, then k1, sl st p-wise wyif
Row 3) = Same as Row 1)
Row 4) = Same as Row 2)
Row 5) k2, p1, 6/6 RC, k7, p1, sl st p-wise wyib
Rows 6), 8), 10) & 12) = Same as Row 2)
Rows 7), 9) & 11) = Same as Row 1)
Row 13) k2, p1, k6, 6/6 LC, k1, p1, sl st p-wise wyib
Rows 14) & 16) = Same as Row 2)
Row 15) = Same as Row 1)
RS = Right side (front) of knitting
WS = Wrong side (back) of the knitting
sl st p-wise wyif = Slip a stitch purlwise with the working yarn in front.
sl st p-wise wyib = Slip a stitch purlwise with the working yarn at the back.
6/6 RC (aka C12b) = slip 6 stitches purlwise to the cable needle (CN), hold CN at back, k6 from left needle, k6 from CN.
6/6 LC (aka C12f) = slip 6 stitches purlwise to the cable needle (CN), hold CN at front, k6 from left needle, k6 from CN.