RUPE- A Cabled Unisex Scarf Pattern for Man or a Woman
This is a Cabled Scarf for a Man or a Woman. It was made as a 40th birthday gift for my friend Rupert. I tried a number of patterns, finally coming up with this, which has a stitch count of 40 and worked out to be the width I was looking for on size 9 needles.
After a couple of repeats you may not need to look at the pattern anymore. Once you're more comfortable, you'll see that on the wrong side, you're just knitting your knit stitches and purling the purls.
There is no gauge here, my finished scarf is about 6" wide and 6' long, and you can make it as long or short as you want, depending on taste and how much yarn you have available.
approx. 400 yards heavy worsted yarn
Size 9 Needles
CO 40 Stitches
Row 1 (RS) - k5, p2, k2, p2, k18, p2, k2, p2, k5
Row 2 (and all WS) – p5, k2, p2, k2, p18, k2, p2, k2, p5
Row 3 – K1, C4F, p2, RT, p2, [k3, (C6F 2x), k3], p2, RT, p2, C4B, K1
Row 5 – k5 ,p2, k2, p2, k18, p2, k2, p2, k5
R7 – K1, C4F, p2, RT, p2, (C6B 3x), p2, RT, p2, C4B, K1
R8- rep 2
Repeat these 8 rows for pattern
Knit to desired length and bind off
C4F- Place two stitches on cable needle and hold in front of work. Knit two st, then knit the 2 st from the cable needle
C4B- Place two stitches on cable needle and hold in back of work. Knit two st, then knit the 2 st from the cable needle
RT- Knit two stitches together,keeping the stitches on the left needle, then knit into the first stitch again, then remove both stitches from needle
C6F- Place three stitches on cable needle and hold at the front of work. K3 then K3 st from cable needle
C6B- Place three st on cable needle and hold at back of work. K3, then K3 st from cable needle