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Friday, 4 December 2015

Netflix & Knit...this Scarf

The perfect knitting project for binge watching the latest series on Netflix and incidentally, how I developed this pattern. To Breaking Bad, if you must know. I'm sure Walter White would be proud.


The pattern is easy to follow and repeats the same eight rows for the length of the scarf, which can be as long or as short as you like. If you have never knitted cables before, the pattern includes photos and instructions how to do it. By the time you're finished this project, you'll have mastered the art of the cable stitch, have a lovely scarf and hopefully have closure for all your favourite characters.

Apparently, I binge watch more than I realize as I have a number of patterns available to download. If you are looking for more knitting and crochet patterns, be sure to check out my website KweenBee.com and on this blog. You can use the search bar above to see my posts.
You can also download the PDF directly from my website if you'd prefer to have a permanent copy on your device or computer. Click this link to go to my site. A new window will open so you won't lose this page.

If you need help with the pattern, you can view the complete how to from start to finish with my YouTube video: Knit a Cabled Scarf. If you know how to knit but need a little extra help with forming the cables, you can watch how to do the C2F, the C2B with my videos: C2F and C2B. Or if starting the cable pattern is giving you trouble, I have a video for that too: Starting the Cable Pattern. All the video links open to a new page so you won't lose this one.



Things you need:

200 gr of worsted weight yarn (This could be more of less depending on how long you want your scarf).
Size 5 (US size 8) single pointed knitting needles or whatever size to obtain correct gauge.
Cable knitting needle





Gauge:
12 rows stockinette = 2"
9 stitches stockinette = 2"
If your gauge is off your scarf will be either narrower or wider, but it really isn't overly important for this project.
Cast on 40
Row 1: Knit across
Row 2-7: Sl st as if to knit. Knit across.
Row 8: Sl st as if to knit. K3 P32 K4.
Row 9: Sl st as if to knit. K2 P1 (K1 P1) 16 times. P1 K3.
Row 10: Sl st as if to knit. K3 (P1 K1) 16 times K4.
Repeat rows 9-10 4 times more.
Next row: Sl st as if to knit. K2 P1 (K1 P1) 3 times. K6 P1 (P1 K1) 3 times. P1 K6 P1 (P1 K1) 2 times. P2 K3.
Next row: Sl st as if to knit. K3 (P1 K1) 3 times. P6 K1 (K1 P1) 3 times. K1 P6 K1 (K1 P1) 2 times. K5.
Next row: Sl st as if to knit. K2 P1 (K1 P1) 3 times. C2F K2 P1 (P1 K1) 3 times. P1 C2F K2 P1 (P1 K1) 2 times. P2 K3.
Next row: Repeat row with
Next row: Repeat row with
Next row: Repeat row with
Next row: Sl st as if to knit. K2 P1 (K1 P1) 3 times. K2 C2B P1 (P1 K1) 3 times. P1 K2 C2B P1 (P1 K1) 2 times. P2 K3.
Next row: Repeat row with ( end with this row when scarf is the desired length.)
Next row: Repeat row with
Next row: Repeat row with
Repeat rows from to . These 8 rows form the cable pattern. End the cable pattern with the row marked with .
Repeat until the scarf is the desired length, keeping in mind that the finished edge adds another 2 1/2 inches on to the length.
Next rows: Repeat rows 9-10 6 times. For a total of 12 rows.
Next row: Sl st as if to knit. K2 P1 K32 P1 K3.
Next rows: Repeat rows 2-7.
Cast off.

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How to Make the Cable:
C2F – Cable 2 forward. 

With your cable needle, slip 2 stitches off the needle



Pull the stitches towards the front of your work.


Knit the next 2 stitches.




Knit the stitches from the cable needle.







Knit the last 2 stitches of the cable (accounted for in the pattern with the K2).


C2B – Cable 2 backward. 

Knit the first 2 stitches of the cable (accounted for in the pattern with the K2.)



With your cable needle, slip 2 stitches off the needle



Pull the stitches towards the back of your work.



Knit the next 2 stitches.



Knit the stitches from the cable needle.

Hints and Tips:
Be very careful to get the stitches right at the beginning when forming the cable pattern. Once the pattern become more set, it becomes easy to see where you need to purl and knit and what stitches form the cable.

The back of the cables are ALWAYS purl stitches and the stitch on either side of them is ALWAYS a knit.

The stitch at the beginning of each row is slipped off and not knitted. This gives the edges of the scarf less stretch and lets the scarf hold it's edge through wear and washings.

The easiest way to make any cable pattern is to see the pattern as panels versus individual rows. Unfortunately, there's no other way to write a knitting pattern other than rows. If you see the scarfs pattern as the knitted edge, the moss stitch panel (the K1 P1 portions), the cable, moss stitch panel, another cable, moss stitch panel, knitted edge, it becomes very easy to do.

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Abbreviations:
K – Knit
P – Purl
sts – stitches
C2F - Cable 2 forward. With your cable needle, slip 2 stitches off the needle and pull the stitches towards the front of your work. Knit the next 2 stitches. Knit the 2 stitches from the cable needle.
C2B – Cable 2 backward. With your cable needle, slip 2 stitches off the needle and pull the stitches towards the back of your work. Knit the next 2 stitches. Knit the 2 stitches from the cable needle.
Sl st - Slip 1 stitch off
If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment or send me your questions at kweenbee_crafts@hotmail.ca.
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Copyright 2015
Janis Frank

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