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Back Cove Scarf

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Back Cove Scarf

I am pleased to announce…my very first design! It's a super easy reversible, cabled scarf that knits up remarkably fast, considering how loooong it is. In between cable rows are rows and rows of fairly mindless 2×2 ribbing, which makes it good for zoning out and watching TV or knitting on the bus. (Until it gets long and unwieldy, that is…) The only trick is keeping track of how many rows you've knit.

Back Cove Scarf

It's named after the cove a few blocks from my house. One of my very favorite things about living here is that a five minute walk brings me straight to the ocean! The cove fills up and empties almost completely like clockwork. The cables in this scarf get gradually closer together, like ripples on the surface of the sea, the closer you get to the middle then reverse position, leaving a small swath of plain ribbing in the middle. I like how every time I pick it up, I will know where the middle of the scarf is. Also, the way the ribbing and cables come together, it forms a little nest to snuggle your cold winter face into. Aaah…

Back Cove Scarf - the middle

I used nearly 4 skeins of Quince and Co. Puffin, which is such a delightfully squishy, chunky single-ply yarn. (I have a serious thing for single-ply yarns…shhh…) It's bulk lends a serious squish factor to this scarf – I could sit here all day and squeeze it!

Back Cove Scarf

And now for the pattern…

Back Cove Scarf

Grab the pdf here

Abbreviations:
K – knit
P – purl
C16B – Slip 8 stitches to cable needle, hold in back of work, [K2, P2] twice, [K2, P2] stitches from cable needle
C16F – Slip 8 stitches to cable needle, hold in front of work, [K2, P2] twice, [K2, P2] stitches from cable needle

Pattern:
Cast on 32 stitches.
[K2, P2] to end, slipping first stitch of each row knitwise. (Do not slip first stitch of cable rows.)
Repeat for total of 18 rows.
C16B, [K2, P2] to end.
Knit in 2×2 rib for 18 rows.
C16F, [K2, P2] to end.
Knit in 2×2 rib for 16 rows.
C16B, [K2, P2] to end.
Knit in 2×2 rib for 16 rows.
C16F, [K2, P2] to end.
Knit in 2×2 rib for 14 rows.
C16B, [K2, P2] to end.
Knit in 2×2 rib for 14 rows.
C16F, [K2, P2] to end.
Knit in 2×2 rib for 12 rows.
C16B, [K2, P2] to end.
Knit in 2×2 rib for 12 rows.
C16F, [K2, P2] to end.
Knit in 2×2 rib for 10 rows.
C16B, [K2, P2] to end.
Knit in 2×2 rib for 10 rows.
C16F, [K2, P2] to end.
Knit in 2×2 rib for 17 rows.
C16B, [K2, P2] to end.
Knit in 2×2 rib for 10 rows.
C16F, [K2, P2] to end.
Knit in 2×2 rib for 10 rows.
C16B, [K2, P2] to end.
Knit in 2×2 rib for 12 rows.
C16F, [K2, P2] to end.
Knit in 2×2 rib for 12 rows.
C16B, [K2, P2] to end.
Knit in 2×2 rib for 14 rows.
C16F, [K2, P2] to end.
Knit in 2×2 rib for 14 rows.
C16B, [K2, P2] to end.
Knit in 2×2 rib for 16 rows.
C16F, [K2, P2] to end.
Knit in 2×2 rib for 16 rows.
C16B, [K2, P2] to end.
Knit in 2×2 rib for 18 rows.
C16F, [K2, P2] to end.
Knit in 2×2 rib for 18 rows.
Bind off in pattern.

Back Cove Scarf

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2 thoughts on “Back Cove Scarf

  1. ooh! That looks so squishtastic and wonderful! Thanks for the pattern! Queued!

  2. it’s super cute! and yes, quince is SO squishy! I want to make everything out of their yarns (if only my wallet would allow!)

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