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Delicate Cables Scarf & Shawl

Delicate Cables Scarf and Shawl

Knit scarves and shawls are in style, so don't be caught without one. It doesn't take long to learn how to knit a scarf with the Delicate Cables Scarf & Shawl. This is easy-to-follow knit scarf pattern is sure to produce what is soon to be your favorite knitted accessory that you can wear all year long. The cable stitch design adds a touch of elegance to this already perfect lacy pattern that you're sure to just fall in love with. Whether you choose to make the scarf or the shawl (or both), you're going to be one happy knitter.

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size6 or 4 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(2) Fine (23-26 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch

Materials:

  • Scarf: Patons Lace (85 g/3. oz;455 m/498 yds) Main Color (MC) Arctic Plum (33317) - 2 balls
  • Size 4 mm (U.S. 6) needles or size needed to obtain tension
  • Cable needle
     
  • Shawl: Patons Lace Sequin (70 g/2.5 oz;314 m/344 yds) Main Color (MC) Crystal (37005) - 6 balls
  • Size 4 mm (U.S. 6) circular knitting needle 24” [61 cm] long or size needed to obtain tension
  • Cable needle

GAUGE: 24 sts and 30 rows = 4” [10 cm] in stocking st.

Measurements:
Scarf
Approx 7” x 60” [18 x 152.5 cm].

Shawl
Approx 22” x 60” [56 x 152.5 cm].

Abbreviations:
Approx = approximately
Beg = beginning
C5B= Slip next 3 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K2, then slip purl stitch from cable needle back to left hand needle and purl it. K2 from cable needle
C5F = Slip next 3 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. P2, then K3 from cable needle
C6F = Slip next 3 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. K3, then K3 from cable needle
cont = continue(ity)
K = knit
k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
M1 = Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back of loop
P = purl
P2tog = purl two stitches together
P2togtbl = purl 2 stitches together through back loops
pat = pattern
rep = repeat
RS = right side
ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over the needle (makes 1 extra stitch)


Instructions:
Note:
The instructions are written for Scarf. If changes are necessary for Shawl, the instructions will be written thus ( ). Numbers for each item are shown in the same color throughout the pattern. When only one number is given in black, it applies to both versions.

Cast on 38 (120) sts.
Knit 9 rows (garter st), noting 1st row is RS.

Scarf only: Next row: (WS). K7. *K1. M1. Rep from * to last 7 sts. K7. 62 sts.

Shawl only: Next row: (WS). K6. *M1. K2. M1. K1. Rep from * to last 6 sts. K6. 192 sts.

Both Versions: Proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). K5. *P1. K12. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K5.
2nd row: K5. *P12. K1. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K5.
3rd row: K5. *P1. yo. K4. ssk. K2tog. K4. yo. P1. C5F. K2. C5B. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K5.
4th row: K5. *P12. K1. P1. yo. P3. P2tog. P2togtbl. P3. yo. P1. K1. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K5.
5th row: K5. *P1. K2. yo. K2. ssk. K2tog. K2. yo. K2. P1. K3. C6F. K3. Rep from * to last 5 sts.
6th row: K5. *P12. K1. P3. yo. P1. P2tog. P2togtbl. P1. yo. P3. K1. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K5.
7th row: K5. *P1. K4. yo. ssk. K2tog. yo. K4. P1. C5F. K2. C5B. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K5.
8th row: As 2nd row.
9th row: As 1st row.
10th row: As 2nd row.
11th row: K5. *P1. C5F. K2. C5B. P1. yo. K4. ssk. K2tog. K4. yo. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K5.
12th row: K5. *P1. yo. P3. P2tog. P2togtbl. P3. yo. P1. K1. P12. K1. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K5.
13th row: K5. *P1. K3. C6F. K3. P1. K2. yo. K2. ssk. K2tog. K2. yo. K2. Rep from * to last 5 sts.
14th row: K5. *P3. yo. P1. P2tog. P2togtbl. P1. yo. P3. K1. P12. K1. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K5.
15th row: K5. *P1. C5F. K2. C5B. P1. K4. yo. ssk. K2tog. yo. K4. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K5.
16th row: As 2nd row.

These 16 rows form pat. Cont in pat as established until work from beg measures approx 58” [147.5 cm] ending with an 7th or 15th row.

Scarf only: Next row: (WS). K7. *K2tog. Rep from * to last 7 sts. K7. 38 sts.

Shawl only: Next row: (WS). K6. *K2tog. K1. K2tog. Rep from * to last 6 sts. K6. 120 sts.

Both Versions: Knit 7 rows (garter st).
Cast off (WS).

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This is a beautiful pattern and I love the that it is written for both a scarf and a shawl. The cables done in the lace yarn will be both warm yet not bulky. I think making both of these will be in my future.

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