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Friday, January 2, 2009

A Week of Scarves! Day 5 - Palindrome - A Reversible Cable Scarf

This scarf is easy to make, a great beginner cable scarf, and is reversible. How cool is that? This is a design from Kristin Bellenhumeur, inspired by the Irish Hiking Scarf pattern, and is is now available as a free internet pattern (see fine print at the bottom of this post for copyright usage compliance.) Named Palindrome, which means a line that reads the same forwards or backwards. Clever.

Palindrome - A Reversible Cable Scarf

Materials: Approximately 385 yards worsted weight yarn
Size 9 needles, or size recommended for yarn
Cable needle
Scarf measures approximately 4.5" x 64"

Cast on 40 sts using your favorite cast-on method

Row 1: (RS) *K2, P2* across
Row 2, 3, and 4: Repeat Row 1
Row 5: (RS) *K2, P2, C8F* Repeat to last 4 sts, K2, P2
Row 6: Repeat Row 1

Repeat rows 1-6 for desired length, ending with row 4.
Bind off in K2, P2 pattern.

***KEY*** Very important for reversible cables!
C8F: Slip 4 sts to a cable needle and hold to front, K2, P2, then K2, P2 from the cable needle.

Credits: Original design was inspired byHello Yarn's Irish Hiking Scarf pattern.
Modified, renamed and republished with permission. All content © Kristin Bellehumeur. All rights reserved.You may print this pattern for personal, non profit use, as long as it is printed from And yes, you may sell your knitted, super cool reversible cable scarf! But it's better as a gift. ;)

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