Reversible Cable Scarf

ManMadeKnits's picture

(Pattern included)
Here it is! The technique got more and more refined and I'm never knitting it in tweed again, but I'm happy with the design, as is my sister...

Maybe LONGER as well...

Here's the pattern, as per Bill's request!

Reversible Cable scarf

Rowan Chunky Recycled Tweed
US 9 straight needles.

TERMS:
K3F = Hold 3 sts at front of work, knit 3, knit 3 from cable needle
P3B = Hold 3 sts at back of work, purl 3, purl 3 from cable needle

CO 36
Row 1: K3F, p6, repeat two more times
Row 2-4: k6, p6
Row 5: k6, P3b, repeat two more times
Row 6-8: see Rows 2-4

Continue until long enough. Insert a few casual mistakes for uniqueness. I bound off on a Row 6.

Any suggestions?

Comments

bwas's picture

Hey there, Perhaps a dumb

Hey there,

Perhaps a dumb question, but I've never done cabling before. When you start with the K3F, how do you get the yarn from the three on your cable needle back to the main work? Do you just start knitting with it or am I missing something?

Thanks -- I'm looking forward to learning on your project!
-B

PaxKnitter's picture

Understandable question.

Understandable question. You slip 3 stitches to a cable needle and let them lay either in front or in back (K3F or P3B). Knit the next 3 stitches. Then either transfer the three from the cable needle back to the needle they came off of and knit them or knit them directly off of the cable needle. As someone else put it, cabling is just knitting stitches out of sequence. For example, instead of knitting stitches numbering 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10; you might knit 1,2,6,7,8,3,4,5,9,10. I hope this helps. Paul

V's picture

Nice! I love the color and

Nice! I love the color and thanks for the pattern.

grandcarriage's picture

The scarf looks great. You

The scarf looks great. You look greater... Nice picture.

What tweed did you work in? I've been doing a lot of work in Elsbeth Lavold's silky tweed, which I really like...Really nice hand, really nice drape...it's a DK weight, so it creates a very wearable material, even in heavy cabling.

Cheers!
BH

Bill's picture

That's GREAT! ...I'm about

That's GREAT!
...I'm about to start a chenille cabled scarf...think I'll make it reversible......
how many rows between twists?
...and did you alternte half way for the reverse?

...Love the new picture!!!!

LOL
Bill

Gregory Patrick's picture

Alright, man. I'm handing

Alright, man. I'm handing you a black belt in knitting. You keep whipping out some of the best shit like a knitting ninja.
Cheers.

ManMadeKnits's picture

So who would win: Knitting

So who would win: Knitting Ninjas, or Knitting Pirates?

Gregory Patrick's picture

Ninjas, definately. Pirates

Ninjas, definately. Pirates worry too much about jewelry.

BuduR's picture

Knitting Ninja's of course!

Knitting Ninja's of course! they sneaky sneaky :D
MWK's Token Estrogen-American

MMario's picture

Knitting Ninja Pirates trump

Knitting Ninja Pirates trump both Knitting Ninjas and Knitting Pirates.

MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!

ManMadeKnits's picture

I was wondering how long it

I was wondering how long it would take for someone to step forward and represent the good old NinaPirates. They are a long forgotten race...

Never Cabled but am

Never Cabled but am pondering. When one says hold the stitch in front....do they mean on the other side of the needle away from you? I mean depending on how one looks at it, front could mean closest to you (in front of the needle facing you).

Nice looking scarf!

BuduR's picture

Cabling is alot easier than

Cabling is alot easier than it looks, and of course MMario has it exactly right, if it's in front, you let the stitch hang on it's holder between you and the fabric, come join us cabling fools, it's alot of fun and people who don't knit are extremely impressed with cables because they don't know how easy they really are.

MWK's Token Estrogen-American

MMario's picture

Usually they mean "in front"

Usually they mean "in front" as in "between you and the needle" and "in back" as in "behind the needle with respect to you looking at it"

but for *some* cables it really wouldn't matter much as long as you were consistent - just means your cables would "twist" t'other way....
MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!

scenter's picture

Rob - There are basically

Rob -
There are basically only two ways to cable - front and back. Cabling is nothing more than knitting out of order.

So, it is exactly like you guessed - a front cable means that you slip some stitches purlwise from the left needle onto a third 'cable' needle and let them dangle in front of your current row, and knit or purl some stitches from the original left hand needle, then return to and knit or purl the stitches from the cable needle. The result is an X in your work. In a front cable the top bar of the X leans left (\), In a back cable (where the cable needle dangles behind your work) the top bar of the X leans right(/). That's all there is to it - Since you tackled the FSL and were successful, you shouldn't have any problems with simple cabling, as it is about the same level of difficulty.

All the different cable patterns come from combinations and variations of the above technique - how many stitches to slip, to knit them, or to purl them, front or back cable, add YO, etc.

crmartin's picture

Very nice, your sister is

Very nice, your sister is lucky to have you!

Randy

Knit away, knit away

Knit away, knit away

PaganCub's picture

CO 36 Row 1: K3F, p6, repeat

CO 36
Row 1: K3F, p6, repeat two more times
Row 2-4: k6, p6
Row 5: k6, P3b
Row 6-8: see Rows 2-4

K3F = Hold 3 sts at front of work, knit 3, knit 3 from cable needle
P3B = Hold 3 sts at back of work, purl 3, purl 3 from cable needle

Thor's picture

Looks wonderful and very

Looks wonderful and very comfortable... but WHERE is the PATTERN??

Inquiring minds (or those of us who just pretend to have one) want to know!

Bill