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Crystal Palace Yarns - free knit cabled scarf pattern


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Inner Truth Scarf
(with Cowl option*)

Designed by Laura Andersson
Knit by Angie Kachelmeier

Description:  This gorgeous and cozy cabled scarf is perfect in Crystal Palace Yarns Cuddles!  This is not a difficult knit, but it is slightly tricky. You will need to watch the pattern for a bit to get the hang of it. Three mini-twists twirl inside a lucky horseshoe, flanked by a seed-st border. The back has the same seed-st border and small LT (left twist) cables to add interest and make the scarf nice-looking on both sides. Pay attention to needle choice; if you knit this too tightly you will sacrifice the softness of the yarn. The hardest part of all may be giving this scarf away!

Level:  Intermediate

Size:  7" x 56"

Yarn:  4-50g balls of Crystal Palace Yarns Cuddles (shown in #6120 "Heather Rose")*
Needles:  Crystal Palace Bamboo 9" or 12" Single-Pointed Needles in US size 10, or size needed for gauge
Cable needle
Yarn sewing needle

*See bottom of pattern for Cowl option.  The cowl will only take 2 balls of Cuddles.

Gauge:  3.5 sts=1" over Seed St and 4.5 sts=1" over Rib


1. Work gauge swatch and adjust needle size accordingly.
2. Cast on 36 sts using the 6 mm (#10-US) needle. I used the knitted cast on to make a nice edge.

Knitted cast-on:  Make a slip knot and place 1 st on the needle, leaving an end about 8" long. Next, knit into the first st. However, instead of taking the newly knit st off onto your right needle, put it on to the end of the left needle. That is 2 sts.  Now knit into the end stitch, and place it on the left needle = 3 sts. Repeat until you have 36 sts. This cast on is not very stretchy, so be careful not to pull too tightly, but it makes a nice edge which you want for your gorgeous scarf. (Optional: Use your own favorite cast-on method.)

3. Work in k1p1 rib for ~1.5". Place a marker to indicate the front of the work.
4. Begin the Inner Truth Cable pattern below.

Note 1: I have set off the main pattern in [] brackets so you can "see it" more readily.
Note 2:
The twist stitch below is done on the BACK of the scarf to add interest, so on the front it is simply 2 purl sts.

Special abbreviations:
Left Twist=Knit into the 2nd st and now knit the first.
Alternate: K2tog and knit the first st (no decrease).

C6F: 6-st cable where the 3 sts being "cabled" are held in front. Work pattern up to the "C6F". Slip the next 3 st onto a cable holder (or dpn or anything handy) and let them drop in front of the knitting. Knit the next 3 st off the left needle and pull snugly, esp. when knitting the first of these sts. Now you will knit the 3 sts from your holder. This will seem awkward at first, but notice the nice cable twist you just made!

5 St Seed border is worked k1, p1, k1, p1, k1 at each side of scarf.

Note 3: A "trick" to make your cables look nice is to work the purl st AFTER the cable carefully. If you wrap the yarn UP with the purl it will tighten the purl and enhance the cable.
Note 4:
Watch out! Remember that the 2nd cable twist on row 5 drops to the BACK.

Inner Truth Cable Pattern:
Row 1 (Front): 5-st Seed border, p2, k1, [p2, k3, p2, k6, p2, k3, p2], k1, p2, 5-st Seed border.
Row 2 (Back): 5-st Seed border, LT, p1, [k2, p3, k2, p6, k2, p3, k2], p1, LT, seed-5.
Note:This row is worked for all even rows in the pattern
- 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12.
Row 3: Seed-5, p2, k1 [p2, k3, p2, C6F, p2, k3, p2] k1, p2, seed-5.
Row 4: As row 2.
Row 5: Seed-5, p2, k1 [p2, sl 5 to holder in front, k3, sl the 2 p sts from front holder onto left needle and p them, k3 from front holder, sl5 to holder in back, k3, sl the 2 p sts from back holder on to left needle and p them, k3 from back holder, p2] k1, p2, seed-5.
Row 6: As row 2.
Row 7: As row 3.
Row 8: As row 2.
Row 9: As row 1.
Row 10: As row 2.
Row 11: As row 3.
Row 12: As row 2.

Repeat Rows 1-12 until piece measures ~54.5", ending with a Row 12.  Now work the k1p1 rib as done at the start, for 1.5".

Bind off loosely in rib. Tuck in your ends gently with a yarn needle or crochet hook.

Inner Truth Cable Cowl Option:
To make this a cowl instead of a scarf, omit the ribbed top and bottom edges, and work Inner Truth pattern until piece measures ~23", ending with a Row 12.  BO in pattern.  Sew up seam and weave in ends.  This cowl will use only 2 balls of Cuddles.

Designed by Dr Laura Andersson and originally published in Mag Knits online magazine, re-worked in Cuddles.  Laura is also known is also the owner of Sirius Knitting Publications


 Pattern Copyright 2012 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Shops carrying Crystal Palace Yarns are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.


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February 2012