Monday, September 28, 2015

Beginner's Cabled Scarf Pattern update

Beginner's Cabled Scarf 2003 @ N.L. Banks
Pattern update
This pattern is for knitters that are learning to do cables. It's a simple pattern with three main rows that are repeated to get the cable. I have found that a U shaped cable needle works best, less likely the stitches will fall off the cable needle. I have also found it much easier to follow the pattern, if you use stitch markers between  groups of stitch patterns. It is also helpful if when counting rows, you count only the pattern rows as you work, that way you will know at row 6, you will need to do the cable to the back, and you will always know where you are in the pattern.  After row 6, start over again at row 1. You can make the scarf as long as you want, just keep going. If you are knitting a sweater or using a type of pattern that you have to keep track of the rows, then use two row counters, one for the rows, and the other to count pattern stitch rows. The cable is cabled to the back. If you hold it at the front, then it's cabled to the front. 
 I used a 50% Wool and 50% acrylic yarn called Aspen in camel color for the first scarf, detail is shown below. The second scarf in Jiffy is the update pattern pictured above.

You will need:
10 1/2 knitting needles Several balls (3 to 5) of a bulky weight yarn, like Jiffy
1 cable needle Row counter
8 Stitch markers.

The stitches I've used are:
Seeding or Moss stitch       Pearl = P Knit = K
Twisted Stitch = TS Cable over 6 stitches

Cast on 30 stitches.
Seeding Rows:
Row 1 & 3: k 1, p 1 across row, turn.
Row 2 & 4: p 1, k 1 across row, turn.

Now reset row counter to 0 and start pattern rows.

Rows 1, 3, & 5:
(5 Seeding Stitches at the beginning and end of each side of the scarf) (K1, P1,) twice, K1, place marker, k2, place marker, P 2, place marker, k 3, place marker, P 6 (for the cable), place marker, k3, place marker, P 2, place marker, K 2, place marker, (P 1, K1) twice P 1.  This is the back of the scarf. Slip the markers as you come to them.

Rows 2 & 4
(P 1, K1,) twice,  P3, TS 2 (these two stitches will be the twisted stitch, skip 1 stitch, but DO NOT remove it from the left hand needle, knit the next stitch, but again, do NOT remove it from the left hand needle, now knit the first stitch that you skipped, and remove them from the left needle. This may seem hard at first, but with practice you can do it. In the pattern it will read TS 2) P 3, K6, P 3, TS2, P2, (K1, P1,) twice, K1. 

Now rows 2 & 4 with out the explanation reads:

P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, P2, TS 2, P 3, K6, P 3, TS 2, P2, K1, P1, K1, P1, K 1.

Row 6
(P1, K1,) twice, P3, TS2, P3, slip 3 stitches to the cable needle and hold at back of work, K 3 the next 3 stitches, then knit the 3 stitches from the cable needle, P3, TS2, P2, (K1, P1) twice, K1.

Repeat these 6 rows for pattern until you have it the length you want. Then do 4 more seeding rows. Bind off, weave in the ends of yarn.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Lovely, thanks for posting for us Nina! (Just what I needed, more stuff to do.)!!!

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