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Double-Dealing Scarf


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This unisex scarf solves the problem of how to hide the ugly backside of a cabled scarf. Work the cables in 1x1 rib and make it reversible! Two identical 'eccentric' cables surround a braided cable. A slip stitch edging creates a neat finish. Why is this scarf Double-Dealing? Not only it is two-faced, but it also works for a man or a woman. Don't be put off by the long row repeat in the pattern. Seven out of every eight rows are worked exactly the same, and without cabling. When you reach every 8th row, reference the pattern for which stitches need to twist and in which direction. Each of the two types of cable has a simple, easy to memorize repeat. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY cast on, knit, purl, slip stitches, use markers, cable, bind off in ribbing GAUGE Center braided cable is 11/2"/3.8 cm wide. Exact gauge match not necessary. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Dimensions: 6"/14.5 cm wide by 61"/155 cm long SUGGESTED YARN 400 yards of Worsted weight

Recommended with this pattern

  • Worsted weight yarn, 400 yds/ 350 meters; US #7/4.5 mm and US #5/3.75 mm needles, or size to match gauge
  • 7 stitch markers, cable hook/needle, tapestry needle

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