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OXO Scarf

OXO Scarf.

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Stitched with Love:

I have always loved the OXO Cable, with its combination of simple cable moves that makes an X and O pattern on the fabric.

This basic cable and some luscious yarn is all you need to make a sweet cabled scarf for the little girl in your life (of course it could be made longer for a big person as well).

Materials:

  • two skeins Sulka Yarn from The Mirasol Project (I used shade 201), or about 110 yards of your favorite bulky weight wool or wool-blend yarn
  • one pair size 10.5 US knitting needles
  • cable needle (optional)
  • scissors and yarn needle

Gauge:

4.5 stitches and 5 rows per inch in cable pattern. Gauge is not critical, but if your gauge is much bigger you may need more yarn.

Size:

Finished scarf is 3 inches wide and 45 inches long. For a young girl.

Instructions:

  1. Cast on 14 stitches.
  2. Knit three rows.
  3. Work in cable pattern (see below) for about 42 inches, ending two rows beyond the cross of the O part of the pattern (so that the ends will match).
  4. Knit three more rows.
  5. Bind off and weave in ends.

OXO Cable Pattern:

Rows 1 and 3: Knit 3, purl 8, knit 3.

Row 2: Knit.

Row 4: Knit 3, slip 2 stitches onto cable needle and hold in back of the work, knit 2, knit 2 from cable needle, slip 2 onto cable needle and hold in front, knit 2, knit 2 from cable needle, knit 3.

Rows 5-7: Repeat rows 1-3.

Row 8: Knit 3, slip 2 onto cable needle and hold in front, knit 2, knit 2 from cable needle, slip 2 onto cable needle and hold in back, knit 2, knit 2 from cable needle, knit 3.

Rows 9-12: Repeat rows 5-8.

Rows 13-16: Repeat rows 1-4.

Note: If you'd rather not use a cable needle you can perform the cable front and cable back without one.

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