Originally uploaded by fireflowerknits
This is something I came up with from a passion for reversible scarves and a copy of Gisela Klopper’s Beautiful Knitting Patterns. It is a super-thick, soft, cushy scarf. It looks beautiful on both sides and is lots of fun to knit once you get the hang of it. Remember that you are only cabling every 12 rows, so the rest of it is just ordinary brioche stitch.
Reversible Cabled Brioche Stitch Scarf
Finished Dimensions: 5″ x 56″ (5 skeins would allow you to knit a 70″ long scarf)
4 skeins Knit Picks Andean Silk Hollyberry or about 360 yards of a soft worsted weight yarn
size 7 needles
This is an intermediate pattern. For this pattern you will need some experience with brioche stitch, a cable needle (I don’t recommend trying to cable brioche stitch without one), and a row counter (to keep track of the cabled rows).
Edited to add: Slip all stitches purlwise with yarn held in front throughout.
When cabling on row 11 and 23, 2 of the 6 stitches you slip onto the cable needle will be yarn-overs from the previous row.
Brioche Cable 12 Front is abbreviated BrC 12F, it means: sl 6 sts to cable ndl and hold to front, (sl 1, yo, k2 tog) 2 times, sl sts from cable ndl back to left ndl, (sl 1, yo, k2 tog) 2 times. This sounds complicated at first, but it’s not hard once you get the hang of it.
CO 26 sts
Set-up row: K1, *sl 1, yo, k1; repeat from * to last stitch, k1.
Rows 1-10: K1, *sl 1, yo, k2 tog; repeat from * to last stitch, k1.
Row 11: K1, BrC 12F , (sl 1, yo, k2 tog) 4 times, BrC 12F, k1.
Rows 12-22: work as for rows 1-10.
Row 23: K1, (sl 1, yo, k2 tog) 4 times, BrC 12F, (sl 1, yo, k2 tog) 4 times, k1.
Work rows 1-23 until scarf is desired length or until you run out of yarn, ending on row 17. Bind off in pattern omitting yarn-overs.