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Caribbean Dreams Scarf

Fall in love with this cable knit scarf pattern that features oversized braided cables on either end of the scarf and an attractive textured middle potion. The Caribbean Dreams Scarf is perfect for those who want to start dabbling in cable knitting without tackling a project that's too complicated. Special thanks to commenter mtnlife09 8518951 whose name suggestion was selected for this scarf.


Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Finished Measurements: 60” long x 6” wide.


  • RED HEART® Soft™: 2 balls 2515 Turquoise.
  • Knitting Needles: 5mm [US 8].
  • Stitch markers, cable needle, yarn needle.

GAUGE: 18 sts = 4”; 28 rows = 4” in garter st. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

Special Stitches
1X1 Rib:
Row 1 (Right Side): *K1, p1; repeat from * to last st, k1.
Row 2: *P1, k1; repeat from * to last st, p1.
Repeat Rows 1-2 for 1X1 Rib pattern.

Braid Cable (worked over 12 sts):
Row 1 (Right Side): Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: Slip 4 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k4, k4 from cable needle, k4.
Rows 4, 6 & 8: Purl.
Rows 5 & 7: Knit.
Row 9: K4, slip 4 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k4, k4 from cable needle.
Row 10: Purl.
Row 11: Knit.
Row 12: Purl.
Repeat Rows 1-12 for Braid Cable.

Cast on 41 sts. Work in 1X1 rib for 12 rows, decrease 6 sts evenly on last row – 35 sts.
Row 1 (Right Side): K1, place marker, work Row 1 of Braid Cable, place marker, k9, place marker, work Row 1
of Braid Cable, place marker, k1.
Row 2: K1, slip marker, work Row 2 of Braid Cable, slip marker, k9, slip marker, work Row 1 of Braid Cable, slip marker, k1.
Continue in pattern until piece measures 58”, ending with Row 11 of Braid Cable. Work in 1X1 rib for 12 rows, increase 6 sts evenly on first row – 41 sts. Bind off.

Weave in ends.

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This scarf has such a crisp and fresh look to it. Going to have fun doing this one in several colours to add to the gift stash.

I'm new and I'm a little confused about the the instructions under the "Scarf" section it tells you rows 1 and 2 and then do you start with row 3 under the "Braid Cable" section? Thanks!

Hi reynoldsej 3950923, It looks like you should be following these instructions: Row 3 (right side): K1, place marker, work Row 3 of Braid Cable, place marker, k9, place marker, work Row 1 of Braid Cable, place marker, k1. Row 4: K1, slip marker, work Row 4 of Braid Cable, slip marker, k9, slip marker, work Row 1 of Braid Cable, slip marker, k1. on and so forth. This is just repeating the construction of rows 1 and 2 while working with the braid cable pattern. Hope this helps! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

very confusing pattern I know cables something is not right

You are correct, in the photo the cable are at the beginning and the end, according to the pattern you are doing them all the way across, they have forgotten the instructions for the middle stitches on each row, they appear to be stocking stitch, so I'm going to cast on and see if I can make the pattern work.

You are actually working multiple sets of instructions at the same time, this is an intermediate pattern, whomever marked it easy should reevaluate that decision.

Cabled Delight

Chain Link Fence

i would like blue stream

How about "Braided Cable Beauty"?

I would name the scarf Simply Blue its beautiful and sleek would go with most anything. Terry Smith

Turqouise Tracks

Swinging Cables Braided Cables

Bilateral sailors knot

Caribbean Cable

Braided Bridge Cable Scarf

sailors knot

Cerulean Waves


Caribbean Dreams

From Sea to Shining Sea

Sassy Cables

Cascading braids scarf

How about snake dancer. From Joyce.

Side by Side

Cable Delicacies Scarf

Hawaiian Surf Cable Scarf

Birdie Cable Trails

Rapunzel...looks like two long braids

"Girlie Plaits" It reminds me of how my mother braided my hair when I was a little girl!

How about Beautiful Blueberry Braid Scarf..............

good name would be Sea Waves

Blue Cables Scarf

No Name scarf suggested name: Blue Waterfall Scarf

Entwined Hearts (looking down, hearts are a bit skewed, definitely entwined)

"Ribbed Cable"

Cables Are In Scarf

My Blue Island cable

I love this pattern! Call it the Rapunzel scarf. If not that, then name it the Edgy Braid Scarf. Either way, it is going next in line to knit!

Celtic cables

Cascading Cables!!

Falling Braid

Cable Edged Scarf

In your row 2 instructions under the "Scarf" heading, should it read "K1, slip marker, work Row 2 of Braid Cable, slip marker, k9, slip marker, work ROW 2

Maybe "Braided Cable Scarf"? Not overly creative, but fairly accurate.

Cables Cuddle-up

Surf's Up!

Lean to the left, Lean to the right

Blue Sky Cables

Autumn waves

Cable Trails.

Crazy cables!

"Cable Tracks" Reminds me of tire tracks.

Stacked Wishbone Scarf.

"Infinity and Beyond" is what came to my mind as soon as I saw it. I do like "Cables on the Rise" from Crafter 17881 though.

How about "Blue Lagoon" for a name? With the color and the cables (representing waves), I think it fits!

How about "Cables on the Rise'?

I think a suitable name would be "avalanche".


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