Wednesday, April 4, 2007

A Little Bit of Cable

Last Christmas my niece wanted some wrist warmers. Actually she was using some make-shift ones last summer while visiting with Grandma. I decided that she needed something 'proper' and she'd get them from her Aunt Cathy.

I used the Voodo Wrist Warmers pattern by Bonne Marie Burns found here: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter02/PATTvoodoo.html. Since they worked up so quickly, I had plenty of time to add a scarf and hat. As I started to make the scarf nice and thick by using two strands of yarn at once, it looked a little plain. Since I'm a cable girl, I threw in a couple, but not for the whole scarf. After all, it's the ends that are going to show as the scarf is worn. Why make cables that are going to be hidden behind the neck or under long hair?

A Little Bit of Cable Scarf
© Cathy Waldie, December 15, 2006

3 skeins Lion Brand Wool-Ease, worsted weight (~600 yards/ 540 m) (9 ozs/255 g) – used double stranded
(US) 11 ((8.00 mm) needles
crochet hook for fringe
chibi needle
gauge in ribbing: 21 ½ sts/16 rows = 4”/ 10cm (unstretched)
Finished length: 7” x 68” without fringe.
Cable needle

Before you begin the scarf, cut the strands for your fringe and set aside (120 pieces 11” in length)
If you wish to have a different length scarf, shorten or lengthen the number of rows between the two cable sections.

*C6B = slip 3 stitches from your left needle onto your cable needle, and hold your Cable needle (CN) behind your work. Knit the next 3 stitches from your left knitting needle. Knit the 3 stitches in order from your CN. Continue with pattern using the stitches on your left knitting needle.
**C6F = slip 3 stitches from your left needle onto your CN, and hold your CN in front of your work. Knit the next 3 stitches from your left knitting needle. Knit the 3 stitches in order from your CN. Continue with pattern using the stitches on your left knitting needle.

Cast on 30 stitches.
The majority of this scarf is a rib-knit scarf.

Row 1 and most odd rows: K4, K2, (P2, K2) 5 times, K4
Row 2 and all even rows: K4, P2, (K2, P2) 5 times, K4

Repeat these two rows for the scarf, with the exception of the following rows:

21) K4, C6B*, P2, (K2, P2) 2 times, C6B, K4
31) K4, C6B, P2, (K2, P2) 2 times, C6B, K4
41) K4, (K2, P2) 2 times, C6B, (P2, K2) 2 times, K4
51) K4, (K2, P2) 2 times, C6B, (P2, K2) 2 times, K4
61) K4, C6B, P2, (K2, P2) 2 times, C6B, K4
71) K4, C6B, P2, (K2, P2) 2 times, C6B, K4
191) K4, C6F**, P2, (K2, P2) 2 times, C6F, K4
201) K4, C6F, P2, (K2, P2) 2 times, C6F, K4
211) K4, (K2, P2) 2 times, C6F, (P2, K2) 2 times, K4
221) K4, (K2, P2) 2 times, C6F, (P2, K2) 2 times, K4
231) K4, C6F, P2, (K2, P2) 2 times, C6F, K4
241) K4, C6F, P2, (K2, P2) 2 times, C6F, K4
243-262) repeat rows 1 and 2
263) Bind off in pattern. Cut and weave in ends.

In groups of 4, add 15 sets of fringe on each end. Trim.

1 comment:

katknit said...

Very pretty! Thanks for sharing.