This handsome scarf or wrap features a lively cable and openwork motif to provide a cozy barrier between you and the cold when fall and winter winds roar. The instructions include two options for the main motif for more or less openwork and two sizes (scarf/wrap), but are easily adjusted for a longer or wider piece. The simple pattern is very approachable for novices, but also engaging and fun for experienced knitters when a quick gift or TV project is called for. Work in a smooth yarn as shown here for greater depth and stitch definition or choose a soft, fluffy yarn for a lighter-than-air result.
Sample shown is the scarf size in Pattern A, knit in Better Breakfast DK, color Americano
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size, drape, and yardage requirement.
9(19) inches in width and 62(77) inches in length (washed and stretched lightly).
Yarn Requirements: 450(1200) yards
18 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needle (unblocked)
20 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches in cable pattern on larger needle (blocked)
Size 8 US (5.0 mm) needle (or size to obtain correct gauge)
Size 6 US (4.0 mm) needle for hem ribbing (or 1 mm smaller than gauge needle)
cable needle that is a couple of sizes smaller than gauge needle