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How to Knit a Reversible Cabled Scarf

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What You'll Be Creating

Snuggling up in a hand-knitted scarf is the best way to beat the cold. This cabled scarf is as fun to wear as it is to make. It features panels of seed stitch, and the cables are made up from ribbing so the scarf is entirely reversible.


Supplies

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  • 3 Skeins HiKoo Kenzie yarn
  • US 8/5 mm needles or size needed to get 9 stitches and 12 rows over 5cm (2in) in stockinette
  • Cable needle
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

1. First Repeat

Cast on 44 stitches.

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  • Row 1 and all odd numbered rows: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of row.
  • Row 2: [K1, p1] 4 times, k1, [k1, p1] 4 times, k1, [k1, p1] 4 times, p1, [k1, p1] 4 times, p1, [k1, p1] 4 times.
  • Row 4: K1, slip 4 stitches onto the cabled needle and hold in front, [p1, k1, p1, k1] from the left needle, [p1, k1, p1, k1] from the cable needle, [k1, p1] 4 times, k1, [k1, p1] 4 times, p1, [k1, p1] 4 times, p1, [k1, p1] 4 times.
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  • Row 6: [K1, p1] 4 times, k1, [k1, p1] 4 times, k1, [k1, p1] 4 times, p1, [k1, p1] 4 times, p1, [k1, p1] 4 times.
  • Row 8: [K1, p1] 4 times, k1, [k1, p1] 4 times, k1, slip 4 stitches onto the cabled needle and hold in front, [k1, p1, k1, p1] from the left needle, [k1, p1, k1, p1] from the cable needle, p1, [k1, p1] 4 times, p1, [k1, p1] 4 times.
  • Row 10: [K1, p1] 4 times, k1, [k1, p1] 4 times, k1, [k1, p1] 4 times, p1, [k1, p1] 4 times, p1, [k1, p1] 4 times.
  • Row 12: [K1, p1] 4 times, k1, [k1, p1] 4 times, k1, [k1, p1] 4 times, p1, [k1, p1] 4 times, slip 4 stitches onto the cabled needle and hold in front, [p1, k1, p1, k1] from the left needle, [p1, k1, p1, k1] from the cable needle, p1.
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2. Knit to Length

Repeat Rows 1-12 29 times or until scarf is the desired length.
Repeat Rows 1-2.


3. Finish

Bind off and cut yarn.

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Weave in the ends and block.

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Bundle Up

It’s hard to improve classic cables, but reversible cables add a detail that brings the look up a notch. Knit your scarf in a neutral color, and this classic will fit in seamlessly with any wardrobe.

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For your next project, why not knit a coordinating pair of convertible mittens!

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