The wool I used was a rather expensive wool/acrylic blend, but you do NOT need it for this pattern. Any yarn will do as long as it is a worsted weight – if you go with a thinner yarn, you will need to adjust the size of your needles accordingly. Unfortunately, I’m not experienced enough to be able to suggest a specific needle size for a different size yarn. You’ll have to experiment with that on your own. Of course, if you change yarn weight to something thinner, you’ll need more yarn to cover the pattern length. My only real suggestion is that whatever you use, you will most likely want it to be washable – some people have time to hand wash items… me, I like to pitch it in the washer and not worry about it.
SIMPLE KNITTED TWO CABLE SCARF
Needle Size: 11 (US)
Yarn Used: 2 balls Mistero Trends wool blend: 028 0631 (50g per ball)
Tapestry Needle (to weave in ends)
CO = Cast On
k = knit
p = purl
st = stitch(es)
c3f = cable 3 front
To c3f: pass 3 st off to your cable needle and let it fall to the front of the piece (closest to you), knit the next 3 st on your left needle over to the right (like normal), knit the 3 st from your cable needle as if knitting normally. You work a total of 6 st for c3f.
Finished size is approximately 4 inches wide by 60 inches long
knit across all 21 stitches
Rows 2, 4, 6, 8
k3, p6, k3, p6, k3
Rows 3, 5, 7
k3, c3f, k3, c3f, k3
Complete Rows 2-9 a total of 32 times.
Cast off and weave in tails. Depending on the yarn, you may need to block the scarf.
If you have any problems with this pattern, please feel free to leave a comment or email me directly at creationsbycris (at) comcast (dot) net.