Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The masses have spoken

Capitulating to popular demand, I give you the pattern for the cabled scarf and matching mittenettes:


Scarf

Yarn: Ram Wools, Inca Silk
Gauge: 22 stitches per 4 inches
Needles: Size 5 circulars or straights or size to obtain gauge (although it's a scarf, so gauge is optional)

Abbreviations:
C8F: Cable 8 front - slip next 4 sts onto a cable needle, hold at front of work, knit next 4 sts off left hand needle, knit sts off cable needle
C8B: Cable 8 back - slip next 4 sts onto a cable needle, hold at back of work, knit next 4 sts off left hand needle, knit sts off cable needle

Cast on 39 sts.
Row 1 (RS): K1P1 19 times. P1.
Row 2 (WS): Same as row 1.
Row 3: P1K1 19 times. K1.
Row 4: Same as row 3.
Row 5: K1P1 twice. P2, K12, P3, K12, P2. P1K1 twice.
Row 6: P1K1 twice. K2, P12, K3, P12, K2. K1P1 twice.
Row 7: P1K1 twice. P2, K4, C8F, P3, K4, C8B, P2. K1P1 twice.
Row 8: K1P1 twice. K2, P12, K3, P12, K2. P1K1 twice.
Rows 9 and 10: Same as rows 5 and 6.
Row 11: P1K1 twice. P2, C8B, K4, P3, C8F, K4, P2. K1P1 twice.
Row 12: Same as row 8.
Repeat rows 5-12 until scarf is desired length or you have run out of yarn. If you run out of yarn, frog last five or six rows.
Starting on a RS row, work 4 rows of double moss stitch as set from border.
Cast off. Weave in ends. Block lightly if desired.

Cable Mittenettes


Yarn: 1 Skein Ram Wools, Inca Silk
Gauge: 22 stitches per 4 inches
Needles: 1 set each of size 4 and size 5 DPNs or size to obtain gauge (on larger needles)

Abbreviations:
C4B: Cable 4 back - slip next2 sts onto cable needle and hold at back of work, knit next 2 sts from left needle, knit sts from cable needle
C4F: Cable 4 front - slip next2 sts onto cable needle and hold at front of work, knit next 2 sts from left needle, knit sts from cable needle
M1: Make 1 - I did this by picking up the bar between two stitches and knitting it through the back loop

Left Mittenette:
On smaller needles, cast on 41 sts. Join, being careful not to twist.
Cuff:
*Round 1: Work K1P1 over first 12 stitches. K12 (set up for cable). Work P1K1 over rest of round (23 sts).
Round 2: Work ribbing over first 12 sts. K2, C4B. Work ribbing over rest of round.
Round 3: Work as for round 1.
Round 4: Work ribbing over first 12 sts. C4F, K2. Work ribbing over rest of round.*
Repeat from * to * 5 times. This gives you 24 rows for the ribbed cuff.
Palm:
Switch to larger needles.
Round 1: K11, P1. Work cable as set. P1, K rest of round (22 sts).
Round 2 (increase round): K3, M1, K1, M1. Work rest of round as set.
Rounds 3 and 4: Knit, except work cable and accompanying purl stitches as set.
Round 5 (increase round): K4, M1, K1, M1. Work rest of round as set.
Continue as set, working an increase round every three rounds. Rounds 8, 11, 14, 17, and 20 will be increase rounds. After last increase rounds, work two more rounds as for rounds 3 and 4. (55 sts)
Round 23: K3. Place next 15 stitches on waste yarn. CO1 across gap, work the rest of the round as set. (41 sts)
Rounds 24, 25, 26: Knit, except work cable and accompanying purl stitches as set.
Switch to smaller needles.
Round 27: Work K1P1 over first 12 stitches. Work cable as set. Work P1K1 over rest of round.
Work 5 more rounds as for round 27. Bind off, using tubular bind-off.
Thumb:
Using smaller needles, pick up 15 stitches from waste yarn and 3 stitches from palm. Work 4 rounds of K1P1 ribbing. Bind off using tubular bind-off.
Finishing: Weave in ends. Block lightly if desired.

Right Mittenette:
Cast on and work cuff as for left mittenette.
Palm:
Switch to larger needles and work first round as for left mittenette.
Round 2 (increase round): K11, P1, work cable as set, P1, K7, M1, K1, M1, K rest of round.
Rounds 3 and 4: Knit, except work cable and accompanying purl stitches as set.
Round 5 (increase round): K11, P1, work cable as set, P1, K8, M1, K1, M1, K rest of round.
Continue as set, working an increase round every three rounds. Rounds 8, 11, 14, 17, and 20 will be increase rounds. After last increase rounds, work two more rounds as for rounds 3 and 4. (55 sts)
Round 23: Work first 26 stitches of round as set. Place next 15 stitches on waste yarn. CO1 across gap, K rest of the round. (41 sts)
Rounds 24, 25, 26: Knit, except work cable and accompanying purl stitches as set.
Switch to smaller needles.
Round 27: Work K1P1 over first 12 stitches. Work cable as set. Work P1K1 over rest of round.
Work 5 more rounds as for round 27. Bind off, using tubular bind-off.
Thumb:
Using smaller needles, pick up 15 stitches from waste yarn and 3 stitches from palm. Work 4 rounds of K1P1 ribbing. Bind off using tubular bind-off.
Finishing: Weave in ends. Block lightly if desired.

Please let me know if you have questions/comments/horrible and life-changing issues on these patterns. These are reconstructed from my scribbles on a sheet of engineering paper, and certainly not immune to error.

P.S. I'm afraid Inca Silk may have been discontinued, since it's not listed on Ram Wools' website. According to Ravelry (my ball bands are long gone, so we're going to go with what Ravelry has to say), it's a DK weight yarn that's 80% alpaca, 20% silk.

2 comments:

Lynne said...

Thank you, Meredith! I'm going to enjoy this one - and I just finished that woven cables headband thing, too!

Cheryl said...

Such nice, soft yarn. Thanks for the pattern. You've shown that cabled knitting can look great even in darkish colors.