I found this basic single ply wool at the craft store in bright mustard yellow and could imagine how a long cabled scarf would look - perfect for windy days. Cabled scarves are really nice to have in winter because they are thick and warm and really keep out the cold.
The only problem with my dream of the perfect cabled scarf is that I really dislike things that curl or look bad on one side. The solution is to make the cables reversible, its a little tricky to figure out upon first glance, but they are much easier to knit than they are to imagine.
The result is a pattern that looks good on both sides but is actually just as easy to make as a traditional cable scarf.
Instructions are both in chart and written form. Final scarf measures about 88 in including fringe.
Yarn: Patons Classic Wool Roving 350 yds (320 m) in color Yellow or equivalent.
Needles: One pair of size #10.5 (6.5 mm), Cable Needle
Materials: Sewing needle, crochet hook for fringe.
Gauge: 4.5” x 5.5” (11.5 x 14 cm) for one repeat of 24 row pattern.
The pattern is $5.00, this money goes towards yarn that I use to inspire and sample new patterns and to make holiday gifts for my friends.