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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Triumph Cable Scarf Pattern


Triumph Cable Scarf

Pattern: Triumph Cable Scarf (see below for pattern)
Yarn: Elann Luxury Merino Superwash DK, Cafe au Lait
Needles: 5mm (US8)

Here it is! My Triumph Cable Scarf which I designed as my Cable Steeplechase and Scarf Stroke (Ravelympics event) project. I am so thrilled about being able to complete this scarf within the 17 day window. I just hope that watching the Summer Olympics wasn't a prerequisite for this because I did most of my knitting while catching up on other stuff I had Tivo'd. This is Cable Scarf #11 in my series of cable scarves.

I used about 4.5 balls of Elann Luxury Merino Superwash in the Cafe au Lait colorway. This yarn is soft soft soft for a "superwash" yarn, I think it is because of the Merino wool. The scarf measures 173 cm (68 inches). I hadn't yet decided whether I wanted to block the scarf, and didn't want the scarf to become overly long if I did eventually block it. I thought I would like the scarf more after a little blocking, so that the center cable panel can show itself better, however I later decided that I preferred the more "scrunched" up look. So no blocking for this scarf.

Note: Row-by-Row Pattern last updated 9/15/2008. Chart last updated 9/1/2008, corrected 2 squares on Row 1 of chart. Please download newer version(s) if you have a previous copy.

Triumph Cable Scarf Pattern in chart format has been available for quite some time, look here:

Triumph Cable Scarf Pattern in row-by-row instructions format:
Triumph Scarf Pattern from (no registration required, just click on link & save file)

My series of cable scarves...

Persephone Scarf:
Ariel Scarf:
Miranda Scarf:
Osiris Scarf:
Bernadette Scarf:
Regina Scarf:
Paquin Scarf:
Beaumonde Scarf:
Shadow Scarf:
Hera Scarf:
Triumph Scarf:
Ezra Scarf:
Sihnon Scarf:
Londinium Scarf:
St. Albans Valentine Cable Scarf: Peruvian Luxury Merino Superwash
100% Machine Washable Fine Merino Wool
21-22 st/4 inches 3.75-4.0 mm (US 5-6)
112 m (122 yards) per 50g (1.75 oz) ball
$3.98 USD per ball

Stitches used in the Triumph Cable Scarf include:
Four-Stitch Cable Crossed Every Fourth Row, BW1 pg 241
Knit-Two Purl-Two Ribbing, BW1 pg 39
Six Rib Knot Cable, BW3 pg 76


12 stitch(es):

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful! Congratulations on your triumphant finish.

I'd try to give it Olympic scores for technique and artistry, but I haven't watched any of the Olympics, so I don't know what the scoring system is any more...

Debbie said...

I think this may be my favorite of all of your scarves, and I love many of them. It's gorgeous! I may knit this for the Red Scarf Project!

Anonymous said...

Your patterns are absolutely divine!!!!

Ariel said...

Your patterns get prettier and prettier each time. Thanks so much!!

Suzann said...

So so beautiful Marie. You should send a pattern into Knitty or IWK. Really, your patterns are just that good

Aunt Kathy said...

I have already added it to my queue. I love it Marie.

By the way the needle holder has been mailed you should watch your mail. Let me know when it arrives ok?

Connie said...

Beautiful scarf! I am going to call you the Cable Queen as you just love knitting those cables!

hakucho said...

Love your scarf and it looks fabulous without kind of knit :)

Jean said...

I will definately consider this for my next scarf pattern to try.(the non blocking aspect is really inticing) I am about 1/2 way thru knitting Persephone and I love the elegant cables in it. (My friend will totally adore it). Thank you for being so generous with your patterns, it brings such joy to so many (knitters and recipients alike).

Anonymous said...

I am about to knit this scarf, casted on 46 stiches. Now, on rows 1-7, following the instructions, I am only coming up with a total of 42 stitches. Rows 3-5 add up to 46 stiches, but not the first seven. I'm new to this, so forgive me if I've missed the obvious, and please help!

~Yuu~ said...

I am not sure if my email has went through so I am going to post a comment here too.

I was attempted to knit this beautiful triumph cable scarf you have post and run into some trouble.

How many stitches I should start on?
on the row to row instruction you said cast on 48 sts, but on box one it said 36 sts. I count the first row from the instruction of row to row and only have 40 sts while 2nd row from the same instruction came up with 48 sts.

The "*" on the instruction...
I keep on seeing this * on the instruction. does it mean to repeat that step one more time?

I am a beginner in knitting with english instruction and I am trying to finish this scarf before new year. If I have missed something obvious please forgive me.

Thank you.


Allex Crumbley said...

Just finished knitting this pattern, and it looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing. It was super easy to work (and I'm pretty nearly a beginner) and looks way impressive when completed.