Monday, January 25, 2016

Knitted Bronze Cable Scarf


I'm not going to lie--this scarf isn't going to keep you very warm. But you'll look great when you wear it! When I saw this yarn--Patons Metallic in gold--at my local Michael's store, it reminded me of Rumpelstiltskin's skeins of gold. I thought a cable pattern would should off its texture beautifully, so I came up with this simple scarf pattern. Since it's less than four inches wide, it's definitely an accessory and not serious winter gear, but I really like the way it turned out. I'm sharing the pattern below. Don't be intimidated by all those rows--remember, each one is just 18 stitches long.


Knitted Bronze Cable Scarf

Size: 3 1/2" wide by 48" long

You'll need:
Patons Metallic 85 g (3 oz) skein Gold (I used more than one skein to make a 48" scarf, but you can use more or less to make it as long as you like.)
Size 8 knitting needles
Cable needle

Instructions:
Cast on 18.
Rows 1, 3 (right side): Knit.
Rows 2, 4 (wrong side): Purl.
Row 5 and all right side rows (except 15, 25, 35, 45, 55, 65, 75, 85, 95, 105, 115, 125, 135, 145, 155, 165, 175, 185, 195, 205, 215, 225, 235, 245, 255): Knit.
Row 6 and all wrong side rows: K 3, p 12, k 3.
Rows 15, 25, 35, 45, 55, 65, 75, 85, 95, 105, 115, 125, 135, 145, 155, 165, 175, 185, 195, 205, 215, 225, 235, 245, 255: Knit 6, slip next 3 stitches onto cable needle and hold in back, knit next 3 stitches, knit 3 stitches from cable needle, knit remaining 6 stitches in row.
Continue in pattern to row 264.
Rows 265 to 269: Knit.

Bind off and weave in ends. Block according to yarn manufacturer's directions. 


8 comments:

  1. It looks so lovely and warm! I like the color!

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    1. Thanks, Olga. I love this yarn. It looks even better in person.

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  2. I love cables. That yarn shows them nicely. I'll have to give this a try when my knitting skills improve. Thanks for the pattern!

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    1. Thank you, Jenny. I'm so glad you like it--and it really is any easy cable pattern.

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  3. This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

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  4. Wow, that is amazing!! I hope that one day, I can learn how to make something like this! Thank you for sharing it with us at the #HomeMattersParty

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