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Ess-capade

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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!

Gauge:

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"

Materials:

  • 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
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