Cable Scarf Pattern

I hope this makes sense! Email me if you have questions.

Materials: I used bulky weight yarn and size 17 needles.
Gauge: 2 st=1 inch
Note: The first and last two stitches are selvedge stitches that will always be worked the same and the five st in between will form your cable.

Cast on nine st.

Row 1 [WS]: Slip first st knitwise through back loop. P to last two st. K 2.
Row 2 [RS]: Slip first st knitwise through back loop. K to end. Repeat these two beginning and ending stitches for every row. Work three more rows, ending with a WS row.

Next row: Work the first two st in the selvedge pattern, then CB2 or CF2, K to end. Repeat this cable row every sixth row.

Work to your desired length. Work one cable row, and then knit four more rows, then bind off. Make two pompoms, one for each end. To attach pompoms, first fold over ends in a Z or S pattern and sew down with yarn ends, depending on whether you cabled back or forward. Sew on pompoms.


This is a very nice pattern. Thank you.
Anonymous said…
Melissa, cute scarf, but I don't understand how to do the first stitch. The slip first st knitwise through back loop.
Thank you for any help
Melissa Lim said…
Hi Kathy,

You just slip that first stitch off the right needle through the backside of the loop. If that doesn't make sense, you should be able to find some illustrated directions online if you search for the phrase "slip stitch knitwise through back loop."
Anonymous said…
Hi Kathy; I just love this scarf for my grandchildren. Can this be converted to crochet?
Anonymous said…
I am trying to make this scarf for Xmas and I am new at knitting. When you say work the first two stitches in selvedge pattern I am confused........Row 1 and 2 only ask you to slip one st? Also CB2 or Cf2 are they knitted? I am sorry about not understanding.. I have torn it apart 3 times.
Melissa Lim said…
To knit the first two stitches in the selvedge pattern, you just continue to slip one stitch and then just knit the next stitch. Cable back 2 or cable front 2 are knitted stithces. Hope that helps! Thanks for visiting.
Had difficulty sewing the first stitches so I had to do it again and again. Luckily, I now knew how to (had some share of struggling) and this would go well with the upcoming Christmas season!
Cindy Rhodes said…
Melissa...Do you knit a row after you cast on the 9 stitches? What kind of cast on do you use? The one I am using takes the first stitch and it comes apart. I really want to make this scarf! Please help....... Thank you Cindy
Anonymous said…
What size are 17 needles in UK size please?
Jacqui X