Reversible Cable Scarf Knitting Pattern

Yesterday I finally finished the scarf I’ve been working on for the last month. I’ve been joking that by the time I finished it, it would be too warm to wear it, but I was actually legitimately worried about that. Fortunately, while spring is on its way, I think I’ll be able to find plenty of days to wear my scarf before I have to put it away for the season.

The scarf itself is warm (100% wool), cabled, and reversible, which is part of the reason it took me so long to knit. It’s all worked in a k1, p1 rib, with lovely eyelets separating the cables. I looked high and low for a pattern like this, and I eventually modified it from this one. Below you’ll find my version of the pattern.
reversible cable scarf knitting pattern

reversible cable scarf knitting pattern

Reversible Cable Scarf Pattern

3 skeins Stitch Nation Full O’ Sheep yarn (100% wool, Aran /10 ply weight, 155 yards per skein)
Size 10 needles

YO=yarn over
S1=slip 1 stitch
K2tog=knit 2 stitches together
C8B=slip 4 stitches onto cable needle, hold behind, K1P1 4 stitches, then K1P1 the 4 stitches off the cable needle

Pattern Stitch:
Row A: S1, YO, K2tog, *(K1,P1)x4, YO, K2tog*, repeat between ** 4 times, K1
Cable row: S1, YO, K2tog, *C8B, YO, K2tog*, repeat between ** 4 times, K1

Cast on 44 stitches (or a multiple of 10, +4)
Set-up row: K3, *(K1,P1)x4, K2*, repeat between ** 4 times, K1
Work Row A of pattern stitch 3 times, then work Cable Row once.
For the remainder of the scarf, work Row A 5 times, then work Cable Row every 6th row. Repeat until your scarf reaches your desired length.
Work Row A 3 more times after your final Cable Row, repeat set-up row, and bind off in pattern.

I got about 26 inches of scarf per ball of yarn, for a scarf of about 78 inches long. The yarn I used is actually discontinued (which is why I was able to make this scarf for about $13), but you should be able to substitute another Aran /10 ply weight yarn.
reversible cable scarf knitting pattern

Happy knitting! Do you have anything on your needles these days?

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2 thoughts on “Reversible Cable Scarf Knitting Pattern

  1. what a beautiful scarf!!! I definitely will put it first on my to do scarves….it much nicer than the other 30! thanks for sharing

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