I went to my local yarn shop and I saw this beautiful mustard colour yarn that it was too tempting not to buy… So I ended up buying it and now I had to figure out what pattern should I go for.
I have to admit that each pattern appears different based on the yarn colour you work on, so I normally like to knit a little sample of the pattern in order to get a better idea how it would look like. For this one, I tried three different patterns until I came across the Sand Cable Cowl Made By Rachel.
The sand wave cable pattern is much simpler than it seems and you can choose to make either a long infinity scarf, which you can wrap around, as I did, or a smaller cowl scarf.
I modified slightly the original pattern as I wanted mine a bit wider. Note that cables usually make the scarf a bit tighter than you expect based on the initial cast on. (This applies also to this particular pattern).
Yarn: Slightly chunky, mixed wool (30%) and acrylic (70%).
Straight needles: The yarn suggested size 6mm, but I usually go for two sizes up as I like the scarf a little chunky and bouncy. I used needles size 8mm.
Gauge: 3.5 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch
RS: Right Side
WS: Wrong Side
6-st RC: Slip 3 sts to cn (cable needle) & hold to back, k3, k3 from cn
6-st LC (WS): Sl 3 sts to cn and hold to front, p3, p3 from cn
1. Cast on 60 stitches (you can cast on as many as you want the, but they must be in a multiple of 12)
2. Start knitting following the pattern below:
Row 1 & 3 (RS): Knit
Row 2 & 4: Purl
Row 5: *6-st RC, K6; repeat from *
Row 6 & 8: Purl
Row 7 & 9: Knit
Row 10 (WS): *6-st LC, P6, repeat to end
Repeat rows 1-10 until you reach the desired length
This is how the pattern will look based on the instructions above:
3. Bind off and sew the two ends (seams) together to create an infinity (or cowl) scarf.
4. You can find some useful tutorials for knitting seams via the links below: