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Dennis Port, Cape Cod

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from Dawn Brocco
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Ess-capade

Pattern Description:

The shaped cables in this scarf bring a quirky liveliness to a traditional cable stitch pattern. The cables undulate evenly to and fro, as if to create large S's.

I've knit up 6 samples in a variety of Cascade Yarns wool and wool blend yarns, but, feel free to use a cotton or cotton blend yarn for a spring or summer scarf.

The length is totally up to you. Each pattern repeat is approximately 8" long, so 3-4 repeats use just 1 hank of yarn, and gives a short scarf to wear plain under a jacket, or use a Jul pedestal button, shawl pin or stick to secure it, for extra panache.

Two hanks give an even more versatile scarf length and three hanks will wow passersby!


10 sts and 14 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st with 2 strands Cloud

9.5 sts and 13 rows = 4" in St st with 2 strands Pastaza

10 sts and 12 rows = 4" in St st with 1 strand Lana Grande, and size 15 ndls or size to give gauge. [14 st x 28 row rep = approx 3.5-4" wide x 8.25-9" long]

Due to slight differences in yarn weights and drape, each 28-row patt rep varies from 8.25 - 9" long.

The Eco Cloud gives 8.25-8.5" long reps. The Pastaza gives between 8.75 and 9" reps. The Lana Grande gives 9" reps.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Width: Approx 3.5-4"
  • Length (in order of samples listed): 34 / 38 / 58 / 62 / 66 / 118"


  • Short: Cascade Yarns Eco Cloud, 70% undyed Merino wool, 30% undyed baby alpaca, 164 yd / 100 gr hank: 1 hank #1809 Silver (held double)
  • Short: Cascade Yarns Lana Grande, 100% Peruvian wool, 87 yd / 100 gr hank: 1 hank #6010 Natural
  • Medium: Cascade Yarns Pastaza, 50% llama, 50% wool, 132 yd / 100 gr hank: 2 hanks #65 Merlot (held double)
  • Medium: Cascade Yarns Pastaza: 2 hanks #002 Natural (held double)
  • Medium: Cascade Yarns Eco Cloud: 2 hanks #2105 Pumpkin (held double)
  • Long: Cascade Yarns Lana Grande: 3 hanks #6030 Cobalt
  • US size 15 (10 mm) ndls

You Will Also Need:

  • 1.5" Jul Floral or Cinnamon Slice Pedestal Button (optional)
  • Cable ndl
  • Tapestry ndl