Here's a simple cable scarf that is perfect for guy or gal. I love how cables are unisex. :-) I'm not kidding when I say this scarf is easy. It's mostly K2 P2 ribbing. I only did 224 total cable crossings for this scarf. Compared with 1,255 cable crossings in my Persephone Scarf and 1,702 cable crossings in my Ariel Scarf, this Miranda Scarf is a cinch. Once established, the pattern is also very easy to memorize, so it becomes mindless knitting.
When I designed this scarf, I decided that I did not want any border (like the seed stitch border used in my other two cable scarves) to detract from the pattern. I used 5 balls of Cleckheaton Country 8 Ply superwash wool (105 yds per 1.75 oz ball) which gave a finished scarf of 58 inches long and 6 inches wide (147 cm x 15 cm) unblocked, 66 inches long and 9.5 inches wide after blocking (168 cm x 24 cm).
Here's a close-up of the scarf...
You guys have actually seen this scarf before and the pattern comes from the book pictured there. I finally decided to sit down and type up the pattern. :-)
Stitches used in this scarf include:
Knit-Two Purl-Two Ribbing, BW1 pg 39
Pattern 12.21, HG5 pg32
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Miranda Scarf pattern:
Miranda Scarf Pattern from Box.net (no registration required, just click on link & save file)
6/4/07: Correction made to pattern to include definition of "Slip 1" in the Notes Section.
St. Albans Valentine Cable Scarf: