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Cable Knit Scarf Pattern

Chunky Cable Knit Scarf

The design for this cable knit scarf pattern from Bernat Yarns is timeless and a unique alternative to the traditional braided cable. Stay warm with this thick and long scarf with fringe this winter. The more difficult cable pattern is intended for intermediate knitters. Knitters looking for a challenge that will add some comfy yet chic accents to their fall and winter wear will love this pattern.


Knitted up with a textured stitch and finished with fringe, this scarf pattern is as warm as it is wonderful. The original scarf is knitted in a snow white alpaca yarn, but you could easily customize it to fit your winter coat in other hues of the same yarn weight.


Scarf Knitting Patterns


Find even more knitting patterns for stunning scarves in our colleciton of 59 Free Scarf Knitting Patterns.



  • Yarn: 4 balls of Bernat Alpaca (100 g / 3.5 oz) #93007 (Natural)
  • Knitting Needles- 4 6 mm (U.S. 10) double-point needles or size needed to obtain gauge.


  • 12 sts and 17 rows = 4" 10 cm in stocking st.

Sitch Glossary:

  • C6B = Slip next 3 stitches onto a CN and leave at back of work. K3, then K3 from CN.
  • C6F = Slip next 3 stitches onto a CN and leave at front of work. K3, then K3 from CN.


  • Approx 4 x 55" 10 x 139.5 cm excluding fringe.


  • Cast on 48 sts. Divide into 18 sts on 1st and 2nd needles and 12 sts on 3rd needle. Join in rnd. Place marker on first st.
  • 1st to 4th rnds: Knit.
  • 5th rnd: *K6. C6B. Rep from * around.
  • 6th to 9th rnds: Knit.
  • 10th rnd: *C6F. K6. Rep from * around.
  • Rep last 10 rnds of Shadow Cable Pat until work from beg measures 55" [139.5 cm], ending on a 4th rnd.
  • Cast off knitwise.


  • Cut yarn 10" [25.5 cm] long. Lay Scarf flat. Take 3 strands of yarn tog, fold in half and knot into fringe 1/2 inch [1.5 cm] apart across ends of Scarf. Trim fringe evenly.

Care Tips:

  • Hand Wash Lay Flat to Dry: Wash gently by hand in water (not exceeding 30C/86F).
  • Do not bleach.
  • After extraction of excess water, dry the article on a suitable flat surface.
  • Do not iron or press.
  • Do not dry-clean.
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Is there a crocheted version

I love that scarf!

To the question about sizing--If and when I want something bigger-I Make my crocheted items bigger by increasing by one-half and this makes all the patterns bigger-measure the starting chain and if it fits-follow all the instructions but instead of stopping where they say-keep going till you come to the end of your piece--works for me for everything-and if you want something really bigger you can always double the pattern--I hope you are following what I am saying--I have been crocheting since I was 10 years old--now I am 57--and really having a great time since I am retired--good --

I love it, but one size only??

Brilliant pattern finally found some stunning scarfs to knit.


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