I Prefer Pi Scarf

MMario's picture

a very basic palindromic (reversible cable) scarf.
I'm doing this in a merino/angora blend - 140 yards /50 gm on 4mm needles.

so dk to light sport weight on US 6 (4mm) is a general recommendation - I'm getting a knit gauge of about 6.5 st per inch and 5.6 rows per inch

about 5 inches wide - unblocked and 100 grms will give me a 64 inch scarf.

Cast on 34

Cross Front - 4 stitches held to front, (k1,p1) twice; (k1, p1) twice from cable needle
Cross Back - 4 stitches held to back, (k1, p1) x2; (k1, p1) x2 from cable needle

WS row: k3, (p1, k1) x 14; p1, k2
RS row: k2, (k1, p1) x15, k2

Crossover Row: k2, (k1, p1) x2; Cross front, (k1, p1) x3; cross back, (k1, p1) x2; k2

Work the WS,RS pair three times plus 1 WS row (7 rows)

Work the Crossover Row.

Repeat these 8 rows until "long enough"

end on a seventh row.

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Ya know, I am working on a

Ya know, I am working on a shawl for someone at work and wanted to finish before her Birthday (03/16) but that ain't gonna happen...so I am going to start to try this today. I have never cabled so....

purlyman's picture

Was this to commemorate the

Was this to commemorate the date? 3.14?

MMario's picture

The name was chosen for that

The name was chosen for that reason - yes. The name is a palindrome because it's a reverfsible cable.
MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!

Wow...I would have never

Wow...I would have never thunk that!

eyedoc's picture

Question regarding

Question regarding pattern..........

You say to work the WS, RS pair three times plus 12 (?) WS rows to make 7 rows. Shouldn't it be "plus 1 WS row" to make 7 rows?


MMario's picture

I am sure I couldn't

I am sure I couldn't possibly have made such a simple typo and not noticed....


corrected, thank you!

MMario - alwuyz remememember to pruffred