Friday, February 16, 2007

As requested

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An easy, totally reversible cabled scarf that will eat up a lot of yarn, lie flat and look fabulous on you!

Manitou scarf

Based on Vogue Stitchionary Vol 2 (cables). I used the Reversible Rib Cable, and made it smaller.

Manitou Passage Scarf

3 skeins Cascade 220 wool or any yarn that knits to 4 stitches per inch; cable needle; #7 needles or the size that gives you 4 spi in stocking stitch. Warning: this pattern is a *serious* yarn-eater. Plan accordingly!

Makes a scarf 6" wide and as long as you like. (I did 14 repeats of the pattern for a 72" long scarf. The cables are fat and thick and need more length to balance them out. Bundley-uppey!)

C16F: Put next 8 stitches on cable needle and hold to front of work; (k1, p1) 4x, then (k1, p1) 4x from cable needle. (Personally I had great difficulty trying to do ribbed cables with no cable needle, and don't recommend it.)

Cast on 54 stitches using long-tail cast on.

Rows 1-7: k3, *k1, p1, rep to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 8 (Cable row 1): k3, (k1, p1) 8 times, C16F, (k1, p1) 8 times, k3.

Rows 9-15: k3, *k1, p1, rep to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 16: (Cable row 2): k3, C16F, (k1, p1) 8 times, C16F, k3.

Repeat these 16 rows for pattern, alternating Cable rows 1 and 2 so that each cable is vertically 16 stitches high, but alternate cables happen every 8 rows. The rest of the rows are worked in 1x1 ribbing, with three edge stitches on each side worked in garter stitch (knit every row).

The cables will gape a little more than you are used to - you can basically put a finger in behind them. Don't worry about it! For a while I fiddled with the stitches to get everything to even out, but it really truly doesn't improve the look of the scarf. They won't show.

When the scarf is as long as you like end your cabling by knitting one last Cable Row 1, knit 8 more rows in the ribbing pattern and cast off loosely, but not too loosely because you don't want your end to flare too much. Either side is fine; the scarf is totally reversible.

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Blogger Chris said...

Thanks for the pattern!

5:18 PM  
Blogger Zonda said...

Awesome! Thanks! I was just reading about the cable needle and thought..I know she doesn't use one usually...then I read on hehe! Yeah, with my luck I'd drop them all, so CN for me too! :)

10:53 PM  
Blogger Knitting Bandit said...

Thanks for the pattern. Did you know there's a children's book out about that legend? Actually, come to think of it, the boy who is drawnn in the book, is in my basement right now with my son, only he's not a "boy" anymore! Good story. Thanks for sharing.

10:51 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

LOVE it!! I can't wait to knit it!

10:35 AM  
Blogger Anny said...

That's it!!!! That's the scarf pattern I've been looking for. Nice and cably but simple and not too it's reversible? You're a genius!

I'm casting on right this minute ;0)

10:13 AM  
Blogger Jodi said...

What a gorgeous scarf! Thanks for sharing the pattern. I just got hooked on cables, so this may be next in my queue.

9:43 PM  
Blogger Marcie said...

Just finished my manitou passage - I didn't realize how close the color is to yours until I came back to link to the pattern :) thanks, I think my mom will love it!

4:08 PM  
Blogger pamela wynne said...


10:11 AM  
Blogger Lucia said...

I found it! Very excellent. Nice color, too.

4:18 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

Am finally going to knit this! Have 4 skins of Manos to make a guy friend a scarf, and I'm going to give this a go-:)

10:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pattern. I have been looking for a project to knit, and I think this will be my first project for 2008!

7:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for a wonderful pattern!!

2:43 PM  
Blogger GoldenTracks said...

Very pretty. Gonna have to make it, soon. I made another reversible cable scarf but this is much prettier.

Thanks for writing this pattern up.

2:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The links to your Manitou Passage Scarf pattern are not working, at least for me. Adobe Reader gives a page error message involving "invalid color space." It's a lovely scarf.

11:49 AM  
Anonymous Diane said...

I just LOVE this pattern! Thank you! It makes for a lovely warm and elegant looking scarf. I expanded to four cables and thinned the edges to two stitches on each side. I can't put my hands on my cable needle, so I've been using one of my double points in the same needle size. I think it works out better than the cable needle... for me anyway. Thanks again for a great pattern!

10:32 PM  

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