Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Ichi's Cabled Scarf (Christmas Scarf 2 of 5)

My mom wanted me to teach her how to knit this holiday visit and my crafty sister-in-law decided to join in the fun. Scarves seemed like the prefect starting point and so we decided on Christmas scarves for the family portrait. Each one of the five is a different pattern made with Lion Brand Jiffy Thick & Quick cranberry yarn, with either a Fun Fur or other suitable white yarn at the end.

The scarf only have one "end", the other is used to create a loop that you slip the end through to make an adjustable scarf. This is great if you don't want to worry about making a long scarf, or you don't want to deal with two ends when you wear it.

Yarn: Lion Brand Jiffy Thick & Quick - Cranberry & Fun Fur white
Needles: US 10 (or whatever you prefer for this yarn to get the width you want)
Gauge: N/A

Cwyif:
s3 onto cable needle and hold in front
K2, then s the purl stitch back onto the left needle and P
s2 back onto left needle and K2

Fringe:
[Note: If you want to crochet the fringe on after, just cast on 10 cranberry and work the pattern as directed.]
Row 1: Cast on 10
Row 2-11: K across

Beginning Pattern
: (in cranberry)
Row 1: K2, *P1, K2, repeat from * two more times
Row 2: K3, P2, K1, P2, K3
Row 3: Repeat Rows 1-2
Row 5: K2, P1, Cwyif, P1, K2
Row 6-12: Repeat R1 & R2
Row 13: K2, P1, Cwyif, P1, K2
Row 14-18: Repeat R1 & R2

Repeat pattern for a total of 10 times (or to desired length).

Here's the tricky part: You want to create a loop at the end of the scarf to pass the other end through. Work however many rows of R1 & R2 as needed to create a loop from the end of the last pattern iteration that is just big enough to pass the end through (for me it was 6 repeats). You can either cast off and then sew the end (that you just cast off) to the end of the last pattern repeat, or you and pick up stitches from that row and k2tog with those on the needle as you cast off.

Weave in ends and you're done!