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:
Cast on 288 sts.
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.
Repeat Rows 7–10 3 more times.
You can repeat these rows even more to make a wider scarf.
Repeat Rows 4–6.
Repeat Rows 1–3.