Yesterday I shared two dual cable knit accessories patterns with you: fingerless gloves and a hat. Here’s the third in that set: my dual cable knit scarf pattern. Once I came up with this cable design, I wanted to just keep making it. That’s how the whole accessories set came together. Of course, it’s also great when you have a matching set of patterns. You can wear them all together for a polished look. Plus, if you’re gifting accessories, a set looks so much more complete than a single design! So, I hope that you’ll make use of all three patterns to create your own set.
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Dual Cable Knit Scarf Design
For each of these three dual cable knit patterns, I had to figure out the best way to showcase the cabling. I didn’t want to overwhelm the design with cables along the entire scarf. Instead, I designed the scarf so that the cables feature only at the bottom of the design. This offers a sophisticated look, with the cables serving as a key design element, yet without overdoing them.
Additionally, this allowed me to make sure that all three accessories patterns in this set match. The gloves have the cables on the hands. The hat has the cables on the brim. By creating the dual knit cable scarf design with a similar feel, the pieces all work really perfectly together as a set. Of course, you can wear them separately. This makes a great detailed scarf on its own. However, combined together, the set really offers a complete look. It’s like matching your earrings to your necklace … but better!
Advanced Knit Scarf Pattern
The dual cable is a fairly advanced knitting technique. That said, it’s worked fairly simple on the scarf pattern. This is a good pattern to start with in the set as a result. This textured, seamed knit pattern is worked flat. It comes with both written and charted instructions so you can work with the pattern in the way that works best for you.
Choose a Great Yarn For This Design
This cable knit scarf pattern uses sport weight yarn. I originally designed it for a yak/merino blend. Unfortunately, the yarn I designed this with is no longer available. However, there are some alternatives out there. You might want to start by checking out Expression Fiber Arts 50/50 yak merino blend and Etsy’s Bluewater Yarns yak yarn blends. Yak yarn is really warm so it works well in the sport weight for a great winter accessory. Don’t hesitate to play with other yarn options as well, though. The key is making smart color choices that will show off those cable; go for two complementary but strikingly different colors for that portion of the scarf.
Get This Dual Cable Knit Scarf Pattern
You can access the dual cable knit scarf pattern on Ravelry.