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Home : Patterns : Aran Cable Scarf

Free Knitting Pattern: Aran Cable Scarf

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Pattern #: 70523AD
Rating: ****3.5 (based on 12 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
5 x 60 in. (12.5 x 152.5 cm)


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Aran Cable Scarf

Lion Brand® Lion® Wool


16 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in Stockinette st (k on RS, p on WS). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


4/4 RC (4 over 4 right cross) Slip 4 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k4, then k4 from cable needle.
3/3 RC (3 over 3 right cross) Slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k3, then k3 from cable needle.

Cable Pattern 1
Rows 1, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13 and 15 (RS):
K3, p5, k8, p5, k3.
Rows 2 and All Wrong Side Rows: K8, p8, k8.
Row 9: K3, p5, 4/4 RC, p5, k3.
Row 16: K8, p8, k8.
Rep Rows 1-16 for Cable Pattern 1.

Cable Pattern 2
Rows 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 13, 15, 17, 19 and 21 (RS):
K3, p5, k8, p5, k3.
Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10: K8, p4, k12.
Rows 11 and 23: K3, p5, 4/4 RC, p5, k3.
Rows 12, 14, 16, 18, 20 and 22: K12, p4, k8.
Row 24: K8, p4, k12.
Rep Rows 1-24 for Cable Pattern 2.

Cable Pattern 3
Rows 1, 3 and 11:
K3, p6, k2, p2, k2, p6, k3.
Rows 2 and 4: K9, p2, k2, p2, k9.
Rows 5 and 9: K3, p6, 3/3 RC, p6, k3.
Rows 6, 8 and 10: K9, p6, k9.
Row 7: K3, p6, k6, p6, k3.
Row 12: K9, p2, k2, p2, k9.
Rep Rows 1-12 for Cable Pattern 3.

Cast on 24 sts.
Knit 6 rows.
Rep Rows 1-16 of Cable Pattern 1 five times.
Rep Rows 1-24 of Cable Pattern 2 three times, then rep Rows 1-6 once.
Rep Rows 1-12 of Cable Pattern 3 six times.
Rep Rows 1-24 of Cable Pattern 2 three times, then rep Rows 1-6 once.
Rep Rows 1-16 of Cable Pattern 1 five times.
Knit 6 rows. Bind off.

Weave in ends.

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k = knit p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)  

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Pattern Average Rating: ****3.5 (based on 12 reviews)
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Aran Cable Scarf Reviewed by Amanda McAllister on 2014-08-19 ****
People complaining of curling: Steam it, steam it, steam it! Do no rely on regular wet blocking for wool, and if you use acrylic (like I did) don't let anyone lie to you and tell you that you can't block it. You can. Used a handheld steamer on mine, lies flat, cables are still puffy (I steam on the wrong side).

All in all, great pattern despite the curling, as it's easily fixed.

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