The open, lattice-like stitches along the edges of this scarf contrast sharply with the thick, cable center to create an accessory that is both warm and stunning. This project is likely to be your go-to pattern for gifts this year!
Skill Level: Advanced
Size: 9” wide x 51” long
Gauge: Gauge not necessary for this project
Yarn: Hazel Knits Cadence (100% Superwash Merino; 200 yards [183 meters]/110 grams): Carnelian (MC, 2 balls), Beachglass (CC, 1 ball)
Hook: US size H/8 (5 mm)
Notions: Tapestry needle
First Row X-st (when worked into a ch): YO 2 times, insert hook into ch, YO, draw up a lp, YO, pull through 2 lps on hook (leaving 3 lps on hook), YO, sk next 2 ch, insert hook into next ch, YO, draw up a lp, (YO, pull through 2 lps on hook) 4 times, ch 2, YO, insert hook through 2 lps at center of “X” of st, YO, draw up a lp, (YO, pull through 2 lps on hook) 2 times.
X-st (when worked into X-st): YO 2 times, insert hook into first leg of X-st, YO, draw up a lp, YO, pull through 2 lps on hook (leaving 3 lps on hook), YO, sk next 2 ch, insert hook into next leg of X-st, YO, draw up a lp, (YO, pull through 2 lps on hook) 4 times, ch 2, YO, insert hook through 2 lps at center of “X” of st, YO, draw up a lp, (YO, pull through 2 lps on hook) 2 times.
Top Stitch: Place slip knot on hook, working with RS facing, insert hook through first sp in first row from front to back, YO (while hook is in back of crocheted piece), pull through lp on hook, *insert hook into next sp in crocheted piece, YO, (while hook is in back of crocheted piece), pull through lp on hook; rep from * across piece.
First center cabled section is crocheted to the complete length of the scarf.
Then the lattice-like edging is added on both sides of this center section.
Lastly, the simple border is added with a contrasting color.
With MC, ch 23.
Row 1: Working in the back bar of ch, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn. (22 sts)
Row 2 (RS): Ch 3, dc in next st, [sk next 3 sts, FPtr around each of next 3 sts, working in FRONT of post sts just made, FPtr around each of 3 sts skipped] 3 times, dc in each of last 2 sts. Turn.
Row 3 (WS): Ch 3, dc in next st, BPdc in each of the next 18 sts, dc in each of last 2 sts. Turn.
Row 4: Ch 3, dc in next st, FPdc around each of next 3 sts, [sk next 3 sts, FPtr around each of next 3 sts, working BEHIND (or more accurately “under”) post sts just made, FPtr around each of 3 sts skipped] 2 times, FPdc around each of next 3 sts, dc in each of last 2 sts. Turn.
Row 5: Ch 3, dc in next st, BPdc in each of next 18 sts, dc in last 2 sts. Turn.
Rep Rows 2-5 until Cable Section meas 51” long. Fasten off.
Lattice Edging on Left (with RS facing)
With MC and RS facing, join with sl st in bottom left corner (end of Row 1), ch 13. Turn.
Row 1: X- st in 5th and 8th ch from hook, X-st in next ch and 3rd ch from 1st ch just worked in, tr in next ch, sl st to center section; work 3 sl st up side of edge of center section. Turn.
Row 2: Work 2 X-sts over next 2 X-sts (see Special Stitches), tr in top of t-ch. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 4, work 2 X-sts over next 2 X-sts, tr in top of sl st from prev. row, work 3 sl st up side of edge of scarf. Turn.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until reach end of center section of scarf. Fasten off.
Lattice Edging on Right (with Right Side facing):
Repeat as for Lattice Edging on Left but begin with Wrong Side facing
With CC and RS facing, loosely Top Stitch along either side of Cable Section, using photo as a guide.
Note: Edging is worked in spaces created by tr and starting ch-4 (that were crocheted when working on Lattice Edging) along both edges of the scarf
With CC and RS facing, join with hdc in first sp at bottom right corner of Scarf, work 2 more hdc in same sp, *3 hdc in each sp along this long length of scarf up to last sp, in last sp work (3 hdc, ch 3, 3 hdc), working along short side, work 2 hdc in each sp created below each X-st, 2 hdc in sp before center cable section, 2 hdc in first st of row of top stitching, 2 hdc in between each set of 3 sts across Cable Section (for a total of 6 groups of 2 hdc), 2 hdc in first st of next top stitching row, 2 hdc in next sp (immediately following Cable Section), 2 hdc in sp at base of each X-st, at corner work (3 hdc, ch 3, 3 hdc) in next sp; rep from * for rem long and short sides, ending with (3 hdc, ch 3, sl st to first hdc in first sp of edging). Fasten off.
Lay Scarf flat and lightly steam block making sure lattice edging lays flat.
Let dry completely
I wish you gave multiples with new stitches – I’d like to make it wider.
Hi Nancy! We’ve reached out to the designer for advice and she or I will reply as soon as possible. Thanks! – Nicola
Hello! Quick answer would be just to repeat everything that is included in the scarf again. The designer is going to take a closer look at the pattern and provide some more insight soon. Thanks! – Nicola
Hi Nancy! The designer suggests that you simply make the scarf several times and sew them together since in the pattern you make the cable section first and then add the lattice on each end.
Another option would be to make the cabled section wider is to add multiples of 18 for each additional cable section (without the ch 3, dc on the starting end and without the 2 dcs on the ending side).
Hope this helps! – Nicola