Cabled Scarf with Buttons

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“I love how the addition of buttons and buttonholes can make a simple scarf more versatile. The length of this scarf was designed to allow for two comfortable wraps around the neck when buttoned, creating a cowl-like fit. The lush cable pattern, with its staggered medallions and shifting scale, keeps the knitting interesting.

If you prefer a more classic scarf with no buttons, simply omit the instructions for buttonholes in the ribbed hem. Knitter’s choice!” – Jared Flood



Worsted weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:

  • 920 yards 


Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.

  • 30 stitches & 28 rows = 4″ in cable pattern from chart with Size A needle(s), after blocking
  • One 29-stitch motif at the center of Frieze Chart measures 3¾” wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Size A (for Main Fabric):

  • One pair of straight needles or a 32″ circular needle* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

Size B (for Ribbing):

  • One pair of straight needles or a 32″ circular needle*, two sizes smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On only):

  • One 24″ long or longer circular needle, one size smaller than Size B
  • Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

Note: If you have adjusted the needle size to obtain the correct gauge, it may or may not be necessary to make a matching adjustment to the needle size used for Tubular Cast On, due to variances in individual work. Please test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.

*Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used

Finished dimensions
  • 10¾” wide; 72″ long
  • Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern


  • Cast on of choice (for 2×2 ribbed fabric)
  • Bind-Off of choice


  • Tubular Cast On (for 2×2 ribbed fabric)
  • Tubular Bind-Off
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