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Faux Cable Scarves

Knitting
November 2000
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
US 5 - 3.75 mm
261 yards (239 m)
see below

Quoted from the magazine:
When Pam Allen designed these trans-seasonal, unisex alpaca-cotton scarves, she was exploring ways of creating cable-like texture without using a cable needle. Here she got the result she was looking for by working paired increases and decreases ever row instead of the usual every other row. Working the knit stitches through the back loops gives the look of traveling stitches, as in the maroon scarf, and working two (or more) knit stitches between the increases and decreases gives more of a cable look, as in the green scarf. Both scarves are worked in two pieces, from the “tails” up to give symmetry to the ends. The pieces are joined at the back (by grafting, binding off stitches together, or seaming). Pam designed these scarves to sit comfortably around the neck and on the chest without wrapping. If you like your scarves longer, buy extra yarn and work extra pattern repeats.

Gauge:
Green Scarf: 30 sts and 27 rows = 3.5” (9 cm) in charted pattern.
Maroon Scarf: 25 sts and 24 rows = 3.5” (9 cm) in charted pattern.

Materials:
Each scarf requires 3 balls of Reynolds Destiny.
Colorways of Models: 96 Sage or 99 Maroon

Finished Size:
Green Scarf: 6.5” (16.5 cm) wide and 48” (122 cm) long.
Maroon Scarf: 7” (18 cm) wide and 48” (122 cm) long.

Charts included: 8 row chart for Green Scarf; 26 row chart for Maroon Scarf.

Notes:
For a neat selvedge edge, slip the first st of every RS row kwise with yarn in back (wyib); slip the first st of every WS row pwise with yarn in front (wyif). Short rows are worked at the beg of each scarf section to create a straight edge.