(This pattern is copyright to Me, which means that it is mine. As such, it is available for personal use, gifting, and charity work, or as a jumping off point for other paterns. If you do use this, please remember to credit me.)
After making the Yarn Vomit scarf and the Snow Princess hat, which use the EXACT same cable pattern, I was yearning for something different, and Green.
So I had bought this skein of green red heart (because it’s not all THAT bad.), and I was flipping through my favorite stitch pattern book (The new Knitting Diction by Rhoda Ochser Goldberg), and my dad had seen this cable pattern and picked it out.
Since it’s the holidays, we had been told to bring one gift, and keep it less than 10 dollars. The skein of yarn was $2.50, and my time was free.
So here is a simple cable project, just barely harder than yarn vomit, and easily stuffed inside a purse or weekend knitting bag. It’s also easily memorized, so you can count on this for travelling as well.
EDIT: Thank you, P, for correcting my error. The change has been made to line 2.
300-500 yards Worsted Weight Yarn (I used Red Heart)
Size 8 needles
Cable Needle in a size close to your knitting needle size. (I cable without a needle, personally)
What gauge? It’s a scarf!
C4B – slip next 2 sts to Cable Needle, hold in back, knit 2, knit 2 from cable needle.
C4F – slip next 2 sts to cable needle, hold in front, knit 2, knit 2 from cable needle.
Cast on 47 sts. I ALWAYS use a knitted cast on, but you can use whatever you like.
Knit 1 row.
Work pattern as follows –
1) * P3, K8 * Rep from * to *, until 3 sts remain. P3.
2) * K3, P8 * Rep from * to *, until 3 sts remain. K3
3) Same as 1.
4) Same as 2.
5) P3, C4B, C4F, P3, (C4F, C4B, P3) twice, C4B, C4F, P3.
6) Same as 2.
Repeat these six rows as many times as desired for length of scarf.
Knit 1 row.
Bind off knit wise.