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Monday, January 21, 2013

Cables and Pocket Scarf

If you work somewhere that's a little cold, a pocket scarf is a great winter accessory. Like a regular scarf, it will keep you warm as you go about your day, but when you're up and about, chatting with coworkers or at meetings, you can use the pockets to keep your hands warm.

The little pockets are also a great place to stash a travel size tissue case, your lip balm or anything else you need to keep close at hand in the winter months.

3 balls 100 grm Alpaca yarn Cream
Size 6mm (U.S 10) or size to obtain gauge.
Cable needle.1

15 sts and 20 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st.

Approx 11" [28 cm] high x 60" [ 152.5 cm] around.


C8B1 = Slip next 4 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. (P1. K1) twice, then K4 from cable needle.
C8B2 = Slip next 4 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K4, then (P1. K1) twice from cable needle.
K1below = Knit into next stitch,1 row below, at same time, slipping off stitch above.

Cable Panel (worked over 12 sts)
1st row: (RS). P2. K4. (P1. K1) twice. P2.
2nd row: K3. P1. K1. P5. K2.
3rd and 4th rows: As 1st and 2nd rows.
5th row: P2. C8B1. P2.
6th row: K2. P4. (K1. P1) twice. K2.
7th row: P2. (P1. K1) twice. K4. P2.
8th row: As 6th row.
9th to 16th rows: As 7th and 8th rows 4 times more.
17th row: P2. C8B2. P2.
18th row: As 2nd row.
19th to 24th rows: As 1st and 2nd rows 3 times.
These 24 rows form Cable Panel pattern.

Cast on 54 sts.
Foundation row: (WS). K4. *(K1. P1) twice. P4. K11. Repeat from * once more. (K1. P1) twice. P4. K4.
Proceed in pattern as follows:
1st row: (RS). K1. K1below. *Work 1st row Cable Panel. (K1below. P2) twice. K1below. Repeat from * once more. Work 1st row Cable Panel. K1below. K1.
2nd row: K2. (Work 2nd row Cable Panel. K7) twice. Work 2nd row Cable Panel. K2.
These 2 rows form pat. Cable Panel pattern is now in position.
Keeping continuation of Cable Panel pattern, continue until work measures approx 60" [152.5 cm] from the begining, ending on an 8th row of Cable Panel pattrn. Cast off in pattern.

POCKETS (make 2).
Cast on 54 sts, work 48 rows of cable panel pattern as given for Scarf, ending with a WS row. Cast off.
Sew pockets to each end of Scarf.
Happy Knitting!