FREE basic cabled scarf pattern

Untitled #11, 2004 (basic cabled scarf), Haley Waxberg

Dec 11, 2004:
It has been brought to my attention that this pattern closely resembles another free pattern available on the net. My pattern was conceived as a foundational pattern to help a customer learn how to make cables and was not in any way influenced by the other pattern. The customer chose the yarn type and colour to suit their project. To the best of my knowledge I have never seen that pattern nor have I visited that website prior to this incident, nor do I have any desire to misrepresent other people’s ideas as my own. I can only conclude that this is a case of coincidence and great minds thinking alike.

“I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false.” ~ Albert Einstein, Recalled on his death 18 Apr1955


5” wide, as long as you want it (340m of worsted weight yarn should be good for approx 80″)


• 2 skein Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted (173m/$10)

• 5mm needles (you might want to go up to a 5.5mm needle, especially if you are a tight knitter)

• cable needle

• row counter

Suggestions for yarn substitutions

• 2 skeins Araucania Nature Wool (220m/$11), use 5mm needles

• 3 skeins Natually Merino & Fur (120m/$14)

• 3 skeins Naturally Sensation (merino & angora, 120m/$14)

• 3 skeins Dale Sisik (136m/$8), use 5mm needles

• 4 skeins Filtes King Extra (100% merino, 90m/$9.50)

• 4 skeins Debbie Bliss Aran Tweed (100m/$10), use 5.5mm to 6mm needles

• 5 skeins Noro Kureyon (100m/$10)

• 5 skeins Noro Silk Garden (100m/$13)

Adapting for DK weight yarn

• Repeat the * portions of the pattern 3 times instead of 2 times and use use 4mm to 4.5mm needles

• 5 skeins Filtes King Zara (100% merino wool, 125m/$8.50)

• 4 skeins Elsbeth lavold Silky Wool (wool & silk, 175m/$10)

• 5 skeins Filtes King Australian Merinos (100% merino, 140m/$10)

• 5 skeins Grignasco Top Print (100% alpaca, 100m/$10)

• 5 skeins Naturally Luxury (50% mohair, 50% wool, 104m/$7)


34sts = 4” over cable pattern

Stitch Pattern

C6B: slip next 3 sts onto cable needle and let hang at back of work, k3, then k3 sts from cable needle


• Cast on 42 sts

R1 (p2, k2, p2, k6)*, repeat from * 2 times, p2, k2, p2

R2 k2, p2, k2, (p6, k2, p2, k2)*, repeat from * two times

R3 as R1

R4 as R2

R5 as R1

R6 as R2

R7 (p2, k2, p2, C6B)*, repeat from * 2 times, p2, k2, p2

R8 as R2

These 8 rows form the cable pattern, repeat until desired length

• the last row before cast off should be a R6. Cast off & weave in the ends.

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