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How to Make a Cable Scarf by Knitting Lengthwise

When making a cable scarf by knitting lengthwise, you get to practice a lot of cable twists in a single row. You knit this cable scarf lengthwise, so you can stop knitting whenever you feel you’ve had enough practice — or when the scarf is as wide as you want it to be!

Here are the materials and vital statistics:

  • Dimensions: 6 inches x 88 inches, but you can change the dimensions while you work

  • Yarn: Heavy worsted-weight yarn (100% wool); approximately 350 yards

  • Needles: One 60-inch size US 10 (6 mm) circular needle

  • Gauge: Not crucial to this project; approximately 3 1/2 to 4 stitches and 5 1/2 rows per 1 inch with yarn shown in this image.


Work on your cabling by making this scarf:

  1. Cast on 288 sts.

  2. Follow this stitch pattern:

    Rows 1–3: Work in seed stitch.

    Rows 4–6: Work in St st.

    Row 7 (cable turning row): * K6, C3F, k6, C3B; rep from * to end of row.

    Rows 8–10: Work in St st.

  3. Repeat Rows 7–10 3 more times.

    You can repeat these rows even more to make a wider scarf.

  4. Repeat Rows 4–6.

  5. Repeat Rows 1–3.

  6. Bind off.

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