Everyone loves a cabled scarf, but nobody likes when the plain or bumpy reverse side shows. We will explore ways to incorporate advanced cabling techniques on both sides of a scarf. First, we will look at combining cables with double knitting and color. Then we will look at how to work slipstitch cables over a garter stitch background
- Worsted weight yarn (balls from your stash are good for swatching the techniques we will be learning), 2-50g balls of highly contrasting colors for the double-knit cable swatch and one 50g solid color for the slip-stitch cable swatch.
- Needles US size 7 (or in the size you normally use for worsted weight yarn)
- Needles size 5 (or two sizes smaller than you normally use for worsted weight yarn)
- Needles size 10 (or three sizes larger than you normally use for worsted weight yarn)
- Cable needle
- Sticky notes or highlighting tape
- Yarn or thread suitable for use as a lifeline
- Stitch markers
For slip-stitch cable scarf:
Using size 10 needle cast on 36 sts.
Row 1: (k1, p1) 2x, (k1, p2, k1) 7x, (k1, p1) 2x
Row 2: (k1, p1) 2x, (p1, k2, p1) 7x, (k1, p1) 2x
Repeat rows 1 & 2 three more times, or until one inch long
Mark Side 1
For double-knit cable scarf: no homework.
Skill Level: Advanced and/or adventurous: Intermediate level skills plus ready for unusual stitches, complex patterns, and unfamiliar techniques. Welcomes a challenge; won't expect instructor to explain standard abbreviations (examples: kfb, yo, ssk).
Must be comfortable working from charts and complex stitch patterns. Some experience with double knitting is helpful, but not required.
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