A fun multi-cable scarf pattern. It looks like rivers of knit on top of more rivers of knits. Thick and warm and only a little challenging.
When I decided to learn to knit 2 years ago the first image I was inspired by was this gorgeous cable scarf! The blog I first saw it on has since dissapeared, but it’s a popular pattern and you can see it on a ton of different blog.
You guys know me though, I don’t want to buy the book that the pattern is in so I decided to try to recreate the pattern myself.
I actually finished this scarf over a year ago, but I wasn’t confident in my pattern writing skills back then. But now I’m feeling more confident and I finally decided to share it with you guys.
The one thing I have to say is this. Mine scarf is one sided. The actual pattern in the book is 2 sided, softer and I like their strange ripple effect to the braid more than mine.
I’m super happy with my scarf, but I’m still in love with the actual scarf and I’m going to break down and buy the pattern and make myself another scarf!
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knit cable scarf
Medium weight yarn
size 8 needles
8 stitches per 2 inches
cast on 58 (I like the long tail cast on)
row 1- p3, *k2, p3* across
row 2- k3, *p2, k3* across
rows 3-5- repeat rows 1 and 2
row 6 (cable row 1) *slip 5 stitches onto a cable hook and hold in the FRONT, k3,
slip the 2 purl stitches back on the needle and p2,
slip the last three knit stitches back on the needle and k3,
p2, k3*, p2. Repeat the cable pattern 3 more times, with a p2 between each time
row 7-11 repeat rows 1 and 2
row 12 (cable row 2) *k3, p2,
slip 5 stitches onto a cable hoop,and hold in the BACK, k3,
slip the 2 purl stitches back on the needle and p2,
slip the last three knit stitches back on the needle and k3*, p2. Repeat the cable pattern 3 more times, with a p2 between each time
repeats rows 1-12 until you reach the desired length of your scarf, ending with a row 5~
I showed just one set of braids for the tutorial to help with the cable tutorial, but the scarf itself is 4 braids across, with p2 between each braid! I think if I was to do it again I’d do just 3 braids for a narrower scarf and go longer???
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Your scarf turned out lovely! I really like the color and the braided style. Very nice!
Thank you so much! It’s one of my all time favorite colors!
Jenn Erickson/Rook No. 17
Stopping by from the Crafterminds weekly. New member, here, and so pleased to meet a fellow creative “caker”. Your scarf is incredible (Pinned it), and I’m looking forward to checking out your cake gallery.
your cakes are amazing! I love the hand painting, just incredible!
Super cute! I’d love it of you linked up to Crafty Cousins!
Crafty Cousins is your newest follower! 🙂
Thanks for coming by, I’m so glad you like my scarf!
How cute are you Ashlee!! 🙂 Love this! The color is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!
Seriously! The fact that you come over and comment amazes me! I stopped doing that with my link party when I got over 50 link ups- you TOTALLY amaze me!
Do you have any written instructions without all the pictures? I know how to cable and just need the written instructions and I find it hard to read your instructions with all the pictures in the way
I don’t, yet, it’s on “the list” of things to do for my blog… What I do when I use patterns from other bloggers is “select all” “copy” then “paste” in word, then click on the pictures I don’t need and delete them, then print out, staple together and add to my knit/crochet bag! I’m sorry I don’t have that yet!
What are the(*) for?? I am new to knitting and want to try this. I think I can, but just slightly confused!
Otherwise, this is absolutely beautiful and I cant wait to make it!
when you repeat part of the pattern it’s encased in the ** repeat from *to * x number of times…
I wanted to try your idea of making this scarf with only three braids, but I’m not sure how many stitches I would need. I don’t know if this is right, but I figured it’s 13 stitches per braid with two stitches in between each braid. Doing it this way, I get 43 stitches for three braids, but I’m not sure if having an odd number would affect the pattern. Any help would be much appreciated!
43 is exactly right! go for it!
How do I get a printed version of the patterns?
Thanks for asking, I just got the “print this” plug in, so I just added a printable version to the bottom of the post!
HI. how do i get the new revised print of the 3 row cable pattern. i didnt see it on the bottom of here?
I’m lost, I have never revised this pattern, just the one, feel free to only do 3 cables across instead of four
Thanks for the great pattern. This is the best cable tutorial I found for my first cable project. I’m making braided hairbands for my daughters for christmas and this is the best recipe for that. Thanks again for the great tutorial.
Thanks so much! I’m so glad you found it easy and enjoyed it! I hope your daughters enjoy the headbands!
Have you tried this as a blanket for a baby? I would like to try one for my sister who is going to have a baby in june.
no, it’s super thick and kind of stiff with all that cabling. I’d go for looser cables if I was going to do a blanket