Following Seas Cabled Scarf by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas

Following Seas Cabled Scarf

January 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
36 stitches = 4 inches
in cable pattern, blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
382 - 573 yards (349 - 524 m)
Approx. 6"/15cm wide x 48 (72)"/122 (183)cm long, after blocking.
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This pattern is no longer available as a free download. We enhanced the design, added more thorough instructions and beautiful photographs by Jared Flood, and combined it with the Fair Winds Beanie. Published as a new Churchmouse Classic in our Autumn 2016 collection, available for purchase here on Ravelry and here on our website.

The expression “fair winds and following seas” got us thinking a little differently about cables. Our simple 9-stitch braid cable goes with the flow, working twists on alternating sides for complete reversibility.

The scarf features wide columns of stockinette and reverse stockinette, which gain a softly braided texture by alternating the direction of the cable twist. Keeping the design simple and symmetrical means that the rows are easy to follow, whether you’re reading the text or following the chart.

Shorter length (good for tucking into a jacket): 48”/122cm long, after blocking.
Longer length (standard scarf): 72”/183cm long, after blocking.
Both sizes are approx. 6”/15cm wide

2 (3) skeins Rowan Felted Tweed (191 yds/175m each). Shown in Color 165 Scree.
Or approx. 382 yds/349m (573 yds/524m) of an equivalent DK-weight yarn.

US 6 (4mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge.
Cable needle.
Darning needle.
Optional: Locking marker.