Cabled Scarf with Ribbed Trim

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“The classic cabled scarf is an iconic piece of knitwear with endless variation. It’s a leitmotif that I love playing with and am continuously inspired by. Guilder features a beautiful double-coin cable running up the center, flanked by heavy fishbone cables that mirror each other. Each end features a 2×2 ribbing that flows directly into the motifs without interruption, while the selvedges of the scarf combine a built-in 2-stitch I-cord with a column of 1×1 ribbing to create a clean and flat edge. The stitch patterns are reflected over a center detail so that the directional cable motifs look symmetrical when worn.

The finished piece is a perfect textured accessory for bundling up on hook when not being worn.” – Jared Flood


  • Approximately 540 (615, 725) yards of worsted weight wool yarn


Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g):

  • 4 (5, 6) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 275 yards/50g) held double throughout; 
  • or 4 (5, 6) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 140 yards/50g) held single throughout
  • Photographed in Loft yarn doubled in color Birdbook

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

  • Working Gauge: Scarf measures 6⅛” wide before blocking (be sure to measure this width at least 4″ below your live stitches for an accurate measurement)
  • Finished Gauge: Scarf measures 6¾” wide in a relaxed state after blocking;
  • 36½ stitches & 37½ rows = 5″ over cabled fabric (measuring stitches 7-44 of Bottom Chart)
  • Size A (Gauge Needle): One pair of straight or circular needles in size needed to obtain gauge listed above
    Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)
  • Size B (Ribbing Needle): One pair of straight or circular needles, one size smaller than Gauge Needle
    Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)
  • Size C (Tubular Cast On/Bind Off Needle): Two circular needles (any length), three sizes smaller than Gauge Needle
    Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)
Finished dimensions
  • 6¾” wide, 66½ (76, 89)” long; measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking
  • Short (Medium, Long) version

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

  • Tubular Cast On
  • Tubular Bind Off
  • Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)
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