Saturday, March 1, 2008

Cabled loop Scarf

With thanks to my lovely model Beth. The things some people will do for a free scarf.....

Materials:
100g Super Bulky (16ply). I used Bendigo Woollen Mills Mystique in Opal. Equally you could double strand 2 50g balls of 8ply.
8mm circular
Cable needle
Darning needle
Waste yarn or second circular for provisional cast on.

Gauge:
Not really important (it's a scarf for goodness sake)

Glossary:

C2 OVER 1 RIGHT P: slip 1 stitch onto the cable needle, hold it to the back, knit 2 stitches and then purl the stitch from the cable needle

C2 OVER 1 LEFT P: slip 2 stitches onto the cable needle, hold them to the front, purl on stitch then knit two stitches from the cable needle.

C4B: slip 2 stitches onto the cable needle, hold them behind the work, knit 2 stitches, then the 2 from the cable needle.

C4F: slip 2 stitches onto the cable needle, hold them in front of the work, knit 2 stitches, then the 2 from the cable needle.

Pattern:

Using a provisional cast-on CO 22 stitches with the yarn double stranded (both balls at once).

Row 1: K2, *P2, K2* repeat from * to * to end
Row 2: P2, *K2, P2* repeat from * to * to end

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until the work is approximately 16 cm long (it should be about 1 ½ times the width of your scarf)

At this point, following the row 1, knit or purl together corresponding stitches from the provisional cast on and stitches from your working end to create the looped end of the scarf.

Continue working the pattern until the scarf is 50-55cm long (the illustrated scarf was 55cm, take the finished length of it and adjust as you see fit).

Cabled Section

Row 1: K2, P2, C2 OVER 1 RIGHT P, P1, K2, P2, K2, P1, C2 OVER 1 LEFT P, P2, K2

Row 2: P2, K3, P2, K1, P2, K2, P2, K1, P2, K3, P2

Row 3: K2, P3, K2, P1. C2 OVER 1 RIGHT P, C2 OVER 1 LEFT P, P1, K2, P3, K2

Row 4: P2, K3, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K3, P2

Row 5: K2, P3, K2, P2, C4F, P2, K2, P3, K2

Row 6: P2, K3, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K3, P2

Row 7: K2, P3, K2, P1, C2 OVER 1 LEFT P, C2 OVER 1 RIGHT P, P1, K2, P3, K2

Row 8: P2, K3, P2, K1, P2, K2, P2, K1, P2, K3, P2

Row 9: K2, P3, K2, C2 OVER 1 LEFT P, P2, C2 OVER 1 RIGHT P, K2, P3, K2

Row 10: P2, K3, P4, K4, P4, K3, P2

Row 11: K2, P3, C4B, P4, C4F, P3, K2

Row 12: P2, K3, P4, K4, P4, K3, P2

Row 13: K2, P3, K4, P4, K4, P3, K2

Row 14: P2, K3, P4, K4, P4, K3, P2

Row 15: K2, P3, K4, P4, K4, P3, K2

Row 16: P2, K3, P4, K4, P4, K3, P2

Row 17: K2, P3, C4B, P4, C4F, P3, K2

Row 18: P2, K3, P4, K4, P4, K3, P2

Row 19: K2, P3, K4, P4, K4, P3, K2

Row 20: P2, K3, P4, K4, P4, K3, P2

Row 21: K2, P3, K4, P4, K4, P3, K2

Row 22: P2, K3, P4, K4, P4, K3, P2

Row 23: K2, P3, C4B, P4, C4F, P3, K2

Row 24: P2, K3, P4, K4, P4, K3, P2

Row 25: K2, P3, K2, C2 OVER 1 RIGHT P, P2, C2 OVER 1 LEFT P, K2, P3, K2

Row 26: P2, K3, P2, K1, P2, K2, P2, K1, P2, K3, P2

Row 27: K2, P3, K2, P1, C2 OVER 1 RIGHT P, C2 OVER 1 LEFT P, P1, K2, P3, K2

Row 28: P2, K3, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K3, P2

Row 29: K2, P3, K2, P2, C4F, P2, K2, P3, K2

Row 30: P2, K3, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K3, P2

Row 31: K2, P3, K2, P1, C2 OVER 1 LEFT P, C2 OVER 1 RIGHT P, P1, K2, P3, K2

Row 32: P2, K3, P2, K1, P2, K2, P2, K1, P2, K3, P2

Row 33: K2, P2, C2 OVER 1 LEFT P, P1, K2, P2, K2, P1, C2 OVER 1 RIGHT P, P2, K2

Row 34: P2, *K2, P2* repeat from * to * to end

Work 4 or so more rows of rib and bind off.

Add a fringe if desired and sew in ends.

This pattern is provided free for your own personal use. You may knit it for yourself, as a gift, a swap or for charity. This pattern is not intended for commercial use. Any intended commercial use requires permission in writing.

My eternal gratitude to Jacquie for her magnificent charting Java application that you can find here. How I wish I could program......



This pattern is provided free for your own personal use. You may knit it for yourself, as a gift, a swap or for charity. This pattern is not intended for commercial use. Any intended commercial use requires permission in writing.

4 comments:

Tracy said...

looks great! Well done.And thanks for sharing:)

Amanda said...

Great scarf. You are such a clever knitter.

Stitch Sista said...

Noice scarf.

I've tagged you on my blog for 7 facts about you...sorry :P.

kladybug said...

Beautiful! Very nice!!