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Horseshoe Cable Scarf Surprise

I’ve been wanting to tackle a new version of cable – and have seen the horseshoe cable popping up on all sorts of nerdy knits – most specifically those related to Twilight. They are featured on hats and mittens Bella wears in the first movie.

Horseshoe Cable

Horseshoe Cable Example

But I’ve done my fill of hats recently, and haven’t yet ventured out into the world of DPNs successfully, so at this juncture my only option to test out the horseshoe cable is on a scarf.

Unfortunately – there were slim pickings for patterns and the ones featured were not to my liking. What I envisioned was/is a cross between the Irish Hiking Scarf and the simple single horseshoe cable scarf featured here. Something with clear dividers between the cables – and probably more than one column of cables as well.

So, I’ve written my own pattern in order to address the serious lack of horseshoe cable scarf. It’s really rather easy, and kind of surprising that no one has put it all together before.

Here it goes:

Size 8 needles

Cable needle

Worsted Weight Yarn/10 ply (9 wpi) = approximately 350 yards

Special Stitches:

6-st RC (3 over 3 right cross) Sl 3 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k3, then k3 from cable needle.

6-st LC (3 over 3 left cross) Sl 3 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k3, then k3 from cable needle.

Cast on 42 stitches.

Knit 2 rows.

Row 1 (RS): p2, k2, p2, k12, p2, k2, p2, k12, p2, k2, p2

Row 2: k2, p2, k2, p12, k2, p2, k2, p12, k2, p2, k2

Row 3: p2, k2, p2, 6-st RC, 6-st LC, p2, k2, p2, 6-st RC, 6-st LC, p2, k2, p2

Row 4: k2, p2, k2, p12, k2, p2, k2, p12, k2, p2, k2

Row 5: p2, k2, p2, k12, p2, k2, p2, k12, p2, k2, p2

Row  6: k2, p2, k2, p12, k2, p2, k2, p12, k2, p2, k2

Row 7: p2, k2, p2, 6-st RC, 6-st LC, p2, k2, p2, 6-st RC, 6-st LC, p2, k2, p2

Row 8: k2, p2, k2, p12, k2, p2, k2, p12, k2, p2, k2

Rep rows 1-8 until piece reaches desired length.

Knit two rows.

Bind off.

Here is the finished product:

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About tinyheroes

Mindy Crouchley is a 33 year old woman with a degree in English and Technical Writing from Portland State University. She has accumulated three+ years experience in the Marketing and Communications field - with an emphasis on creating digital media content. She has been reading comic books since she was 10 years old. She currently lives in outer southeast Portland with her spouse Dan Robertson, her baby girl, and their dog - Jabba the pug. She spends her free time devouring books, crafting cosplay, video gaming, attending comic cons, writing stories/screenplays, attending book to film adaptation club meetings, volunteering, and watching copious amounts of TV and movies.

2 responses to “Horseshoe Cable Scarf Surprise”

  1. Kasha Kreusch says :

    It’s really a nice and helpful piece of info. I am glad that you shared this useful information with us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

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