The shaped cables in this scarf bring a quirky liveliness to a traditional cable stitch pattern. The cables undulate evenly to and fro, as if to create large S's.
I've knit up 6 samples in a variety of Cascade Yarns wool and wool blend yarns, but, feel free to use a cotton or cotton blend yarn for a spring or summer scarf.
The length is totally up to you. Each pattern repeat is approximately 8" long, so 3-4 repeats use just 1 hank of yarn, and gives a short scarf to wear plain under a jacket, or use a Jul pedestal button, shawl pin or stick to secure it, for extra panache.
Two hanks give an even more versatile scarf length and three hanks will wow passersby!
3.5-4" wide x 34 / 38 / 58 / 62 / 66 / 118" long
Long: Cascade Yarns Lana Grande: 3 hanks #6030 Cobalt
Other Materials:US size 15 (10 mm) ndl, cable ndl, tapestry ndl, 1.5" Jul Floral or Cinnamon Slice Pedestal Button (optional - I purchased them from Dream Weaver Yarns)
10 sts and 14 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st with 2 strands Cloud
9.5 sts and 13 rows = 4" in St st with 2 strands Pastaza
10 sts and 12 rows = 4" in St st with 1 strand Lana Grande, and size 15 ndls or size to give gauge. [14 st x 28 row rep = approx 3.5-4" wide x 8.25-9" long]
Due to slight differences in yarn weights and drape, each 28-row patt rep varies from 8.25 - 9" long.
The Eco Cloud gives 8.25-8.5" long reps. The Pastaza gives between 8.75 and 9" reps. The Lana Grande gives 9" reps.To save time, take time to check gauge.
Substitute Yarn Weight: Heavy Worsted to Chunky (used double) or Super Bulky Wt.