Double Cable Scarf/Cowl Pattern

I’ve been plugging away at my scrappy blanket pattern and needed something quick and in the knitting category to kind of change things up for a little while. I am always thinking about Christmas and the amazing amount of gifts I plan to make. I decided that I wanted to make a scarf for a cousin of mine, so I walked into my closet and stood there…waiting for a skein of yarn to speak to me. Well, pink did. I’m not fond of the color pink, so I was surprised to find myself drawn to it. Its a worsted weight yarn and, to me, nothing goes better with worsted weight yarn than big needles…at least if you’re looking to make a nice, cozy scarf…so I grabbed my size 13 needles!

My inspiration for this pattern came from the movie A Turtle’s Tale 2 and the way the water moved in a swirling motion. Anyway, here’s a picture of the progress (it’s not yet finished, but the pattern works out wonderfully)…

And the pattern:

Double Cable Scarf/Cowl Pattern


  • Worsted Weight (#4) Yarn (about 350 yards for a good length)
  • US13 Needles (Straights or Circulars, whichever you prefer)
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors


CO 24

 Row 1: p6, k4, p4, k4, p6

Row 2: k6, p4, k4, p4, k6

Row 3: p6, c4b, p4, c4f, p6

Row 4: Repeat row 2

Row 5: Repeat row 1

Row 6: Repeat row 2

Row 7: Repeat row 1

Row 8: Repeat row 2
Keep repeating rows 1-8 until you’ve reached your desired length. Bind off.

Yet another incredibly simple, yet satisfying pattern. If you would like to make it a cowl, you can do a provisional cast on and then Kitchener stitch the ends together or just simply join with a whip stitch or your favorite joining method. I’ll be sure to post a picture of my finished item soon!