The 6s Basic Cabled Scarf

25 03 2012

It’s my birthday today! And as my gift to you, I have a new pattern!

Also, this is my birthday cake. Which is awesome and gothy. Like me.

I designed a basic cabled scarf first as a Christmas present to a friend, and decided to reuse the design for a birthday gift for my father in July. The pattern is based entirely off the number 6 (since it’s easy and pairs up well with itself and translates easily for cables. The single rib stitches keep the scarf from rolling up into itself as purled stitches love to do.

6s Cabled Scarf (or Andrews Basic Cabled Scarf)

Skill level: Beginner-Intermediate

You will need:

Size 8 US needles
A cabling needle (the one with the curvy U shape)
Size 4 Medium weight yarn (Though this will also work with worsted, it’ll come out a little bulkier)
Stitch counter or pen and paper


Cast on 42 stitches.

Right side:
Single rib for 6 stitches
Knit 6 stitches
Single rib 6 stitches
Knit 6 stitches
Single rib 6 stitches
Knit 6 stitches
Single rib 6 stitches

Wrong side:
Single rib for 6 stitches
Purl 6 stitches
Single rib 6 stitches
Purl 6 stitches
Single rib 6 stitches
Purl 6 stitches
Single rib 6 stitches

Repeat until 6th row, then when you reach the Knit portion, cable. To cable, you will slip the first three stitches onto your cabling needle then drop it to the back of your scarf. Knit the next three stitches as normal, then pick up the cabling needle and knit those stitches as normal. Then continue the work as normal. Repeat cables every 6 rows where you would knit. Continue until you have about 66 inches of scarf and cast off.

This video was a huge help for me in learning cables. The pull the cabling needle to the front to have the cables leaning leftways, when I put it to the back to have the cables leaning rightways. It’s really up to you. Look up more videos on youtube if you need more help and don’t worry, after you finish this scarf, you’ll have the basic cables down pat!

Happy crafting,


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One response

25 03 2012
Em N. Spencer

Ohman, that cake is amazing. I -think- I see the glitter, but it’s possible I’m just trying so very hard to see it.


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