Cables and pompoms

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Knitted in One of a Kind Yarn’s merino singles.

You can never have too much yarn or too many scarves.

And just in case you were looking for something interesting to knit with variegated yarn, try this cable scarf knitted on the bias.

The pattern was knitted in two versions with yarn in different weights: DK or merino singles. The DK version is over 63 stitches and the singles version over 113 stitches.

Of course, being a scarf, you could basically use any yarn. Just remember to keep one ball for making the pompoms. (I used One of a Kind Yarns’ Merino singles. Always fun to knit with!)cs nov web-14

Sizes:
246cm x 18cm (DK version)
250cm x 30cm (Merino singles version)

Abbreviations

c4f = cable 4 front (put next 2 sts on cable needle and keep in front of work. Knit next 2 sts from left needle and then knit 2 sts on cable needle)

k = knit

k2tog = knit 2 together

p = purl

p2tog = purl 2 together

psso = pass slip stitch over

RS = right side of work

sl = slip

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side of work

yf = yarn forward

yb = yarn back

You will need: DK version

I used 2 balls Life DK by Stylecraft, 25% wool. 100g or 298m/326yards per ball = 596m/652 yards for the scarf.

1 ball Life DK by Stylecraft to make 14 small pompoms.

Shade 2395 Soft Steel

1 pair of 4mm needles and 1 cable needle

Pattern

With 4mm needles, cast on 63 sts.

Row 1: (WS) k3, p4, k2, p22, k1, p22, k2, p4, k3

Row 2: k1, p2, c4f, p2, k2, yf, k18, sl1, k1, psso, p1, k2tog, k18, yf, k2, p2, c4f, p2, k1

Row 3: as row 1

Row 4: k1, p2, k4, p2, k2, yf, k18, sl1, k1, psso, p1, k2tog, k18, yf, k2, p2, k4, p2, k1

Repeat these 4 rows, but after every 5th cable (row 2), knit 2 short rows as follows:

Row 3 short: (WS) k3, p4, k1, yf, sl 1 knitwise. Turn. With yf, sl1 purlwise, p1. Yarn should form a loop around last st of short row. k4, p2, k1

Then repeat row 1.

Row 4 short: (RS) k1, p2, k4, p1, yb, sl1 purlwise. Turn. With yb, sl1 knitwise, k1. Yarn should form a loop around last st of short row. P4, k3

Then repeat row 2.

Follow pattern thus established until about 6m of yarn remain, ending with row 3. Note that after the short rows you have to continue with making a cable every 4th row. After the repeat of row 2, you continue with row 3 and 4 of the pattern and then start with row 1 again.

Make the inverted triangle at the cast off end of scarf:

Row 1: k1, p2, k4, p2, yb, sl1, yf, turn

Row 2: sl1, yf (yarn should form a loop around sl st), k2, p4, k3.

Row 3: k1, p2, c4f, p2, k2, yf, k6, yf, sl1, yb

Row 4: sl1 purlwise, p9, k2, p4, k3

Row 5: k1, p2, k4, p2, k2, yf, k14, yb, sl1, yf, turn

Row 6: sl1 purlwise, p17, k2, p4, k3

Row 7: k1, p2, c4f, p2, k2, yf, k20, sl1, k1, psso, p1, turn

Row 8: cast off in pattern.

Join yarn to remaining 32 sts, with RS facing

Row 1: k2tog, k18, yf, k2, p2, k4, p2, k1.

Row 2: k3, p4, k2, yf, sl1 purlwise, yb, turn.

Row 3: sl1 (yarn should form a loop around sl st), p2, c4f, p2, k1

Row 4: k3, p4, k2, p8, yb, sl1, yf, turn

Row 5: sl1, k6, yf, k2, p2, k4, p2, k1

Row 6: k3, p4, k2, p14, yb, sl1, yf, turn

Row 7: sl1, (yarn should form a loop around sl st), k12, yf, k2, p2, c4f, p2, k1

Row 8: k3, p4, k2, p22, p2tog, turn

Row 9: cast off in pattern

Block or steam scarve.

Make 14 small pompoms and join 7 on each end of scarf.

One of a Kind Yarns, Merino singles

You will need:

2 skeins of 100% merino singles from One of a Kind Yarns. 100g or 380m per ball = 760m for the scarf. You will need an extra skein to make 3 pompoms.

1 pair of 4 mm needles and 1 cable needle

Pattern

With 4 mm needles, cast on 113 sts.

Row 1: (WS) k3, p4, k2, p47, k1, p47, k2, p4, k3

Row 2: k1, p2, c4f, p2, k2, yf, k43, sl1, k1, psso, p1, k2tog, k43, yf, k2, p2, c4f, p2, k1

Row 3: as row 1

Row 4: k1, p2, k4, p2, k2, yf, k43, sl1, k1, psso, p1, k2tog, k43, yf, k2, p2, k4, p2, k1

Repeat these 4 rows, but after every 5th cable (row 2), knit 2 short rows as follows:

Row 3 short: (WS) k3, p4, k1, yf, sl 1 knitwise. Turn. P2, k4, p2, k1

Then repeat row 1.

Row 4 short: (RS) k1, p2, k4, p1, yb, sl1 purlwise. Turn. K2, p4, k3

Then repeat row 2.

Follow pattern thus established until about 10g of yarn remain, ending with row 3. Note that after the short rows you have to continue with making a cable every 4th row. After the repeat of row 2, you continue with row 3 and 4 of the pattern and then start with row 1 again.

Make the inverted triangle at the cast off end of scarf using short rows:

Row 1: k1, p2, k4, p2, yf, sl1, yb, turn

Row 2: sl1, yb (yarn should form a loop around sl st), k2, p4, k3.

Row 3: k1, p2, c4f, p2, k2, yf, k16, yf, sl1, yb, turn

Row 4: sl1 purlwise, p19, k2, p4, k3

Row 5: k1, p2, k4, p2, k2, yf, k32, yf, sl1, yb, turn

Row 6: sl1 purlwise, p35, k2, p4, k3

Row 7: k1, p2, c4f, p2, k2, yf, k45, sl1, k1, psso, p1, turn

Row 8: cast off in pattern.

Join yarn to remaining 56 sts, with RS facing

Row 1: k2tog, k43, yf, k2, p2, k4, p2, k1.

Row 2: k3, p4, k2, yf, sl1 purlwise, yb, turn.

Row 3: sl1 (yarn should form a loop around sl st), p2, c4f, p2, k1

Row 4: k3, p4, k2, p16, yb, sl1, yf, turn

Row 5: sl1, k14, yf, k2, p2, k4, p2, k1

Row 6: k3, p4, k2, p32, yb, sl1, yf, turn

Row 7: sl1, k30, yf, k2, p2, c4f, p2, k1

Row 8: k3, p4, k2, p47, p2tog, turn

Row 9: cast off in pattern

Block or steam scarve.

Make 4 pompoms. Join 3 on the end with the inverted triangle and one on the end with the triangle. See picture at the top for detail.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Cables and pompoms

    1. Hello Nan! Thank you so much! I moved to Cape Town at the end of 2016 after my husband was transferred here. I miss Joburg terribly! You will find whatever you need at Arthur Bales in Linden, including Vinnis. 😁

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