Saturday, December 11, 2004

FREE basic cabled scarf pattern

Untitled #11, 2004 (basic cabled scarf), Haley Waxberg

Dec 11, 2004:
It has been brought to my attention that this pattern closely resembles another free pattern available on the net. My pattern was conceived as a foundational pattern to help a customer learn how to make cables and was not in any way influenced by the other pattern. The customer chose the yarn type and colour to suit their project. To the best of my knowledge I have never seen that pattern nor have I visited that website prior to this incident, nor do I have any desire to misrepresent other people's ideas as my own. I can only conclude that this is a case of coincidence and great minds thinking alike.

"I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false." ~ Albert Einstein, Recalled on his death 18 Apr1955


5” wide, as long as you want it (340m of worsted weight yarn should be good for approx 80")


• 2 skein Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted (173m/$10)

• 5mm needles (you might want to go up to a 5.5mm needle, especially if you are a tight knitter)

• cable needle

• row counter

Suggestions for yarn substitutions

• 2 skeins Araucania Nature Wool (220m/$11), use 5mm needles

• 3 skeins Natually Merino & Fur (120m/$14)

• 3 skeins Naturally Sensation (merino & angora, 120m/$14)

• 3 skeins Dale Sisik (136m/$8), use 5mm needles

• 4 skeins Filtes King Extra (100% merino, 90m/$9.50)

• 4 skeins Debbie Bliss Aran Tweed (100m/$10), use 5.5mm to 6mm needles

• 5 skeins Noro Kureyon (100m/$10)

• 5 skeins Noro Silk Garden (100m/$13)

Adapting for DK weight yarn

• Repeat the * portions of the pattern 3 times instead of 2 times and use use 4mm to 4.5mm needles

• 5 skeins Filtes King Zara (100% merino wool, 125m/$8.50)

• 4 skeins Elsbeth lavold Silky Wool (wool & silk, 175m/$10)

• 5 skeins Filtes King Australian Merinos (100% merino, 140m/$10)

• 5 skeins Grignasco Top Print (100% alpaca, 100m/$10)

• 5 skeins Naturally Luxury (50% mohair, 50% wool, 104m/$7)


34sts = 4” over cable pattern

Stitch Pattern

C6B: slip next 3 sts onto cable needle and let hang at back of work, k3, then k3 sts from cable needle


• Cast on 42 sts

R1 (p2, k2, p2, k6)*, repeat from * 2 times, p2, k2, p2

R2 k2, p2, k2, (p6, k2, p2, k2)*, repeat from * two times

R3 as R1

R4 as R2

R5 as R1

R6 as R2

R7 (p2, k2, p2, C6B)*, repeat from * 2 times, p2, k2, p2

R8 as R2

These 8 rows form the cable pattern, repeat until desired length

• the last row before cast off should be a R6. Cast off & weave in the ends.

Posted by Hello


malia said...

As your pattern says, this is a very basic cable pattern. I can't imagine that someone out there hasn't come up with this pattern in the same way that you did. And I imagine that the very reason that other pattern is so popular is because it is a great way to learn to cable. The fact that you took the time to write it out thinking it could help others should be commended not stifled.

silverfox said...

i am very excited to have found your pattern because i think it's just the look i am wanting for my man's scarf....looks like it lies rather flat rather than being to this correct? i have done cables before but am not certain what your instructions mean for Row say p2,k2,p2 and then C6B.......what does C6B mean? thanx!! (ps..your pattern is much more handsome than the other free one:-)

silverfox said...

oh nevermind answering..........i just found what you mean by C6B in the sentence above!

Tinhhoainghi said...

your pattern is really easy to understand for a beginner like me. I did just exactly like the direction and my scarf is not perfect. Nice decoration, I learned a lot from you. Thanks a lot.

val said...

I am a beginner and started with the other pattern and I have found yours so much easier. Thank you for sharing it I appreciated it :)

Saro said...

Thank you so much! This is great, I've been learning to cable and this is excellent practice (and produces a lovely scarf, which is a lot more satisfying than the little swatches I've been knitting). Also, I agree completely with Malia, and would have said something to the same effect, except that Malia said it much more elegantly. Thank you again.

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