Reversible Chunky Cable Scarf by Lynn Venghaus

Reversible Chunky Cable Scarf

January 2014
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
4 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
200 - 300 yards (183 - 274 m)
5 ft and 6 ft

This is a great First Cables project!

Using size 10 or 10.5 US needles and approximately 300 yards of bulky or chunky weight yarn for the 6 ft. longer version, this scarf works up quickly. We used just 180 yards of a super bulky yarn to make the gray 4.5 foot one pictured. This project is wonderful when made with alpaca or wool / alpaca blends!
you can use about 370 yards of Super Chunky (level 6) yarn and size 13 needles for a more dramatic look.

It is truly the same on both sides and the technique is easy to learn.

If you use worsted weight yarn and size 8 needles, the result will be a narrower version but still very attractive. I don’t recommend holding a double strand of worsted weight. The cables don’t come out looking quite right in my opinion.

I made this up using Marble Chunky and size 9 needles and like the outcome too!