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).
- 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
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.
Finished scarf is 3 inches wide and 45 inches long. For a young girl.
- Cast on 14 stitches.
- Knit three rows.
- 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).
- Knit three more rows.
- 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.