Lucky Horseshoes

from Moon & Sixpence Knits

Lucky Horseshoes Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Men



Skill Level:

little skill level requirement Novice

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, cable, make 1 stitch

Pattern Description:

This scarf pattern doesn't just bring smiles, it brings good fortune too! The cabled horseshoes are supposed to bring luck to anyone who wears them. And the "Lucky Horseshoes" scarf can have up to twenty-three -- count 'em, 23! -- horseshoe motifs in a row. That's a lot of luck!

This scarf/cowl pattern includes instructions for three different sizes: Small (necklet), Medium (scarf-length), Large (extra-long scarf-length)

This is a great pattern for a beginner's introduction to basic cable knitting, but experts will enjoy the results as well. This scarf is perfect for making last-minute gifts too.

The longer you choose to make "Lucky Horseshoes," the more ways there are to wear it -- buttoned together for more of a cowl look, loose and flowing, or wrapped around your shoulders for more protection against the cold (see the photos).

This is an original Moon & Sixpence design, for personal use only, and may not be redistributed, duplicated, translated, sold, resold or transformed in any way for reselling without my permission.

Thanks for looking at my designs! Happy Knitting!


10 sts and 11 rows = 4"/10cm in horseshoe cable stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 7.5" wide X 22"(48", 60") long/19cm X 56(122, 156.5)cm


  • 1 pair size 15 knitting needles, 1 cable needle

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick


Any color you desire--"wheat," "fig," "grass," "spice" and "fisherman" are shown in photos

About Designer

About Designer

Kate Lonsdale on

I learned to knit from my mother when I was about nine years old. I remember that my first project was a hideous garter stitch scarf in a variegated yellow, orange and brown yarn that was 100% acrylic (very crunchy!). Thankfully, this scarf has not survived.

However, my love of knitting both survived and thrived. I have been knitting off and on ever since, and steadily since the early 2000s. I ...

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