Saturday, November 23, 2013


Dos Cables En Uno Scarf Pattern FREE PATTERN

The other day on Ravelry a knitter asked if somebody could find a pattern to match a photo she posted. It was really a very simple scarf with a cable (or two cables) running up the center. No pattern found.

So, I wrote up a pattern by reverse-engineering off of the photo. The result is Dos Cables En Uno Scarf (Two Cables into One). This narrow (6") scarf starts with 2x2 ribbing that is morphed into the two opposingly twisted cables which together makes what is known as a horseshoe cable. The difference here is that there is a stitch - or two - between the cables. Originally I thought it was just 1 reverse stockingette column, but now I'm thinking that two reverse stockinette stitches is a better option.

We're still getting prepared for our big sailing adventure to the Bay Islands of Honduras, perhaps Belize and Mexico and then over to Key West! This will be over many months. So far it is still a "go" for early December. The professional survey on the boat has been completed (no show-stopping issues found) which was the big unknown in our planning. The canvas guy is waiting for the special Tenara thread to repair a sail cover, and Jonesy has another dentist appointment tomorrow (yes, they work on Sundays here). We have sold our cherished fiberglass launcha (skiff) to be relinquished the day we leave. It has served us well here on the Rio Dulce in Guatemala.

Anyway here is the FREE KNITTING PATTERN for the version with the cables separated by 2 sts. Enjoy!

(2 Cables into One)
By Terry Morris - SailingKnitter

350 yds. Worsted weight yarn (sample knit in Knit Picks Worsted 100% wool, Bare)
US size 7 (4.5mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge

Size:  6” wide
Gauge: 5 sts = 1” over Cable Pattern in worsted weight
Note: Any weight of yarn such as chunky or bulky may easily be substituted in this pattern by also increasing the needle size. The width of scarf will also be wider.

Cast on 30 sts.
Row 1 (RS): *k2, p2, repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 2 (WS): *p2, k2, repeat from * to last 2 sts, p2.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until border measures 3 1/2" ending after working a Row 1.
Set Up for Cable (WS): (p1, k1) 4 times, p6, k2, p6, k2, (p1,k1) 3 times.

Begin Cable Patterning. Use either the following written instructions or the chart below.
Row 1 (RS): (k1, p1) 4 times, C6B, p2, C6F, p2, (k1, p1) 3 times.
Row 2 and all even rows (WS): (p1, k1) 4 times, p6, k2 p6, k2, (p1, k1) 3 times.
Row 3, 5, and 7: (k1, p1) 4 times, k6, p2, k6, p2, (k1, p1) 3 times.
Row 8: same as Row 2.
Repeat these 8 rows until piece is your desired length minus 3 ½" for the final border ending after working a WS row.

Work Border the same as the beginning border until border is 3 1/2". Bind off. Weave in ends.  


I love the cabled scarf you are making. It looks like the same one I am doing as part of this long vest I am making - Meandor.
I think I will start your scarf too. Thanks girlfriend
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