Fall is finally here! Time to take out the scarfs, hats, and mittens! Perfect time to knit a luscious knit for the guys’ in our lives! Whenever I think men knits, cables come to mind and this time with the Zippy loom to create a thick, warm scarf. A simple, yet attractive rope cable twists around the body of this scarf. Although it looks intricate to create, the two stitch twists are rather simple and provide with a tight cable.
Photo credit: Wendell Pace. Website: pacephoto.com
LOOM: Zippy Master (17 pegs used)
YARN: Approx 225 yds of super bulky weight yarn (#7). Lion Brand Color Clouds yarn in Traveler’s Yarn was used in sample.
NOTIONS: Knitting tool, tapestry needle, cable needle (optional).
GAUGE: 5 sts and 8 rows = 4 inches in stockinette.
SIZE: 11 x 68 inches (not counting tassels)
BBO=Basic Bind off
RT=Take loop off first peg and hold it to the center of the loom on the cable needle. Knit peg 2. Move loop from second peg to peg 1. Place loop from cable needle on peg 2. Knit peg 2.
LT=Skip peg 1 with yarn behind the peg. Knit peg 2. Move loop from peg 2 to cable needle and hold to center of loom. Knit peg 1. Move loop from peg 1 to peg 2. Place loop from cable needle on peg 1.
RTP=Take loop off first peg and hold it to the center of the loom on the cable needle. Knit peg 2. Move loop from second peg to peg 1. Place loop from cable needle on peg 2. Purl peg 2.
LTP=Skip peg 1 with yarn behind the peg. Purl peg 2. Move loop from peg 2 to cable needle and hold to center of loom. Knit peg 1. Move loop from peg 1 to peg 2. Place loop from cable needle on peg 1.
Cast on 17 sts from right to left. First row will be worked from left to right.
Row 1-4: *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 5: k3, p3, k2, p4, k1, p1, k3.
Row 6: p3, p1, LTP, p2, RTP, LTP, p2, p3.
Row 7: k3, p2, k1, p2, k1, p2, k1, p2, k3.
Row 8: p3, p2, LTP, RTP, p2, LTP, p1, p3.
Row 9: k3, p1, k1, p4, k2, p3, k3.
Row 10: p3, p3, RT, p4, k1, p1, p3.
Row 11: k3, p1, k1, p4, k2, p3, k3.
Row 12: p3, p2, RTP, LTP, p2, RTP, p1, p3.
Row 13: k3, p2, k1, p2, k1, p2, k1, p2, k3.
Row 14: p3, p1, RTP, p2, LTP, RTP, p2, p3.
Row 15: k3, p3, k2, p4, k1, p1, k3.
Row 16: p3, p1, k1, p4, LT, p3, p3.
Rep Row 5-16 until you have reached approx. 66 inches from cast on edge.
Next 4 rows: *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.
BBO. Weave ends in.
Fringes: Cut 34 pieces of yarn that are about 10 inches in length each.
Add 17 fringes to cast on edge. Add the remaining 17 fringes to the bind off edge.
- Fold the strand of yarn for one fringe in half, forming a small loop at one edge (make sure the ends on the other end of the strand match in length).
- Use crochet hook and draw the loop through the single crochet stitch where you are attaching the fringe to.
- Now catch the loose ends of the yarn strand through the loop (thus creating the loop)
- Tighten the knot by pulling gently on the fringe ends with your hand and holding the knot with the other hand.
- Trim the ends if necessary to make all the tassels/fringes the same length.
Chart shows all 17 stitches. These 17 stitches has the border stitches at the beginning and end of each row. The chart below also shows the first 4 rows of the pattern which are single rib.
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