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Reversible Cable-Knit Scarf

Knitting
January 2010
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
US 7 - 4.5 mm
This pattern is available for free.

Knit cables are warm and gorgeous, but they normally have a “right” and “wrong” side, which isn’t great for scarves. This scarf combines ribbing and cables to make it warm and looking good from both sides. The patterned portion of the scarf is 5×16 stitches wide, but you can make it any odd number times 16 to get the same overall effect. The scarf has 3 stitches of “seed stitch” at the end of each row to stabilize the work. Seed stitch starts as a k1 p1 pattern, then on the next row you knit into the purl stitches and purl into the knit stitches. Knowing this at the outset may help you mentally visualize how the pattern stitches combine to form the scarf. It uses about 6 skeins of yarn.