Wind me round and round, spiral cable scarf pattern, knitted

020 Wound twice around, also looks good if you double it and loop it through.

I made this scarf in two days, on breaks during work and at home while watching TV.


It was a joy to knit. I hope you enjoy it! If you make it I would love to see a pic of it.

I made the cable a tight one, I like the look of the spiral cable, and I usually do not like scarves this long but this one is great. Made for a special person.

Scarf is made with worsted wt. wool, I used a washable wool. (75% acrylic/25% Wool)

It took 2 skeins of Patons Shetland Chunky (rated 5 bulky, 100g or 3.5 oz has 110m or 121 yds. Mine is made in Medium Blue

With two skeins or about 240 yds it measures approx. 6 inches wide by 75 inches long.

Needle size UA13 or 9.0 mm


Spiral Twist Cable Knitted scarf pattern

CO 20 stitches

1 k6, p8, k6

2 k 20

3 k6, p8, k6

4 k 20

5 k6, p8, k6

6 k6, CB8 (knit), k6

7 k6, p8, k6

(CB8 (k)=Slip 4 sts to the cable needle and hold to the back, K 4, Now knit 4 from cable needle.

Continue until long enough to suit you, then cast off on row 5, using any cast off you like.

Apply fringe if you desire!


May your needles fly as fast as dragonflies!

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  1. What a great scarf pattern! It looks very cozy and how timely for last minute gifting :)

    Love the new Knitty issue - lots to choose from!

  2. I love cables in a scarf. This pattern looks great!

  3. Two days? LOL...I must be the slowest knitter on record. I've been working for 2 weeks on a scarf! diamond pattern. I only work maybe 30 min. a day on it thou. I think I knit funny. Not at all how I see others hold needles and such on TV. hmmm...perhaps that's why! LOL Pretty though Vicki..why not just send your creations to me!


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