How to Make a Cable-Knit Scarf in a Weekendcomments (24) November 5th, 2010
Do you dream of making the perfect scarf but aren't ready to commit to a big project? Well, here is your dream project come true. The big needles and thick yarn make this a quick knit and a beautiful addition to your winter wardrobe. If you are a new knitter, you’ll also learn the joys of cabling—a simple, fun, and easy-to-execute stitch. From this one simple pattern, you can make a long, skinny version or a wider, warmer one. I’ve also included a tip on how to make a neat and polished selvage. By slipping the first stitch of every row, you will give your scarf an expert finish. So rent yourself the new season of Weeds, get out your big needles, and prepare to sport a new accessory by the time you head back to work on Monday.
What you'll need:
- Size 17 needles
- Thick cable needle
- Two to three skeins of yarn (7.5 to 8 stitches to 4 inches—I used Rowan’s Big Yarn; I used three skeins to make a 72-inch double-cable scarf)
slpks: Slip knit side (slide right needle into stitch on left needle as if you were preparing to knit but instead simply slip loop onto right needle)
How to Knit a Cable
On cable rows, slip 4 stitches onto a cable needle.
Hold the cable needle to the back behind your needles.
After you make this project, show off your work to other members!
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