Today I will be posting a cabled scarf pattern that I wrote. The pattern is inspired by the Urban Zen Cabled Hat by Margaret MacInnes. For this pattern any worsted weight yarn will do nicely. I used size 8 needles, but feel free to use needles that give you the look you want. Just a quick reminder, the edges did tend to curl just a bit, so blocking will be necessary.
Recommended needles: 5 mm
20 sts = 4 inches in stockinette (since this is a scarf pattern gauge isn’t really all that important though so don’t stress out if yours is off a bit)
k : knit
p : purl
p2tog : purl 2 together
k2tog : knit 2 together
c2r : slip one stitch onto cable needle, leave at back, k1, k stitch from cable needle
c2l : slip one stitch onto cable needle, leave at front, k1, k stitch from cable needle
Cast on 33 stitches
Rows 1 through 10: knit each row
1: k5, p5, c2r, c2l, p5, c2r, c2l, p5, k5
2: k10, p4, k5, p4, k10
3: k5, p5, k4, p5, k4, p5, k5
4: k10, p4, k5, p4, k10
Repeat pattern rows until scarf is desired length. Then do 10 more rows of knitting each row and cast off.
** This pattern was inspired by the Urban Zen Cabled Hat designed by Margaret MacInnis.
Note: You can also do a slip stitch edge if you prefer a “neater” looking edge.