Beginners Cable Scarf by Hannah Gilly

Beginners Cable Scarf

October 2018
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in st-st
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
260 - 320 yards (238 - 293 m)
10-14 yr and adult
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A really warm, cosy long scarf is a must anywhere that winters can turn cold without warning. Be that cold for two days or three months! The cabling gives an extra thickness to the fabric and the length gives the bonus of doubling it up and wrapping as many times as the car thermometer suggests!

We all need somewhere to start when learning Cable Knitting. This pattern is a great first step if you have knowledge of knit and purl and ribbing techniques, you can then add to that the texture design that comes with cabling.

Who is this for?

This pattern is ideal for you if you have some experience in knitting, you need to understand the basics of knitting. If cabling is new to you, you need to be willing to spend time learning as you knit the cable pattern. This pattern includes just the first technique that beginner cablers will learn, CB, in this case, C8B.

If you’re already a cable knitter, you can easily knit the repeating pattern while watching Gilmore Girls on Netflix or reading your latest BookTube gem!

Why do you need it?

This pattern is purposefully described as beginner’s cable, for you to stretch into knitting cables- but not too far! Only one new element of the secret knitting code is included in this patterns, the CB (cable back) technique, we’ll use C8B in the scarf.

I explain these fully in the abbreviations sections of the pattern.

Start with the scarf and if you enjoy it you’ll find the matching hat easier to knit.