Spangle Scarf in Woven Cables

After my horror at the colour run with Ben’s Brooklyn jacket I’m not enthused sewing it up. I usually sew up really fast because I’m excited to see the end result – bah.

To make myself feel better I have rewarded myself with a cheerful “easy” project I’ve been hankering after.

From Knitting- WIP
From Knitting- WIP

I saw a scarf in this pattern in a shop made with nasty acrylic that would have pilled in days. They wanted £25 for it!! I think the knit pattern may be called “Mock-Entrelac” or “Woven Cables”. It’s easy enough that after a good look at the shop scarf, I came home and worked out how to do it. I’ve made in in soft Lux that has a gold thread running through it – hence the “Spangle”!
Here’s a mini pattern if you want to one too…
Spangle Scarf Pattern

3 balls (I think, based on usage so far!) of Rowan/RYC Soft Lux in Clover (update 18/1/06 – I actually used all of 4 balls!)
5.5mm needles
Cable needle


C4B = slip next 4 stitches onto cable needle and hold at the back of work, knit next 4 stitches then knit 4 from cable needle

C4F = slip next 4 stitches onto cable needle and hold at the front of work, knit next 4 stitches then knit 4 from cable needle

Cast on 52 stitches (must be an odd multiple of 4 stitches – ie 4 x 13 or 4 x 15)

Row 1: K3 (P2, K2) repeat to last 3 stitches K3
Row 2: P3 (K2, P2)repeat to last 3 stitches P3

Repeat these two rows 10 more times, on last row of rib increase one stitch at either end.
(This gives you a one stitch selvedge at either side)

Woven Cable:

Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: K1, (C4B) repeat to last 5 stitches, K5.
Row 4: Purl
Row 5: Knit
Row 6: Purl
Row 7: Knit
Row 8: Purl
Row 9: K5, (C4F) repeat to last 1 stitch, K1.
Row 10 – 14 as rows 4- 8

Repeat from Row 3 to desired length.

Repeat rib pattern, decreasing one stitch at either end on first row of rib pattern.

Cast off,darn in ends and wear!!

7 Responses

  1. susan crowe
    susan crowe January 18, 2007 at 2:32 pm | | Reply

    see the finished scarf at

  2. Stephanie
    Stephanie January 5, 2008 at 4:36 pm | | Reply

    Hello i came across your website by accident while surfing and looking for a scarf pattern that was a bit different – i am a fairly new knitter and someone gave me a few odds and ends of yarn to play with. I did this scarf in a lovely sage green dk and just added in a few more stitches for good measure – but goodness i was tired of cables by the end of it! Good news is, i can do them in my sleep now. Thanks for posting this cute pattern!

  3. Lori
    Lori January 24, 2008 at 3:50 am | | Reply

    Thanks so much for your interesting and helpful site! I’m hoping you can help me. I am working on a Rowan pattern called Cotton Candy (baby’s sweater). I am stuck on a moss stitch row. The instructions say, Moss st 1 st, work 2 tog, yrn (to make a buttonhole), moss st to end. I begin the row, moss stitch first stitch (which is a purl) and then do I knit the next 2 stitches together? This throws off my moss stitch pattern. yrn – do I pull the yarn to the back or wrap it around?

    Thank you for any help you can provide.

    Lori – Southern California

  4. susan crowe
    susan crowe January 24, 2008 at 2:30 pm | | Reply

    Hi Lori

    Thank you for complimenting my site! Always good to hear from a reader.

    “Yrn” and making button holes – You are not the first to be baffled by that one!

    Firstly I’m assuming you’re doing single moss stitch (K1, P1, K1, P1 etc)?

    Purl the first stitch, K2tog, Yrn by Bringing the yarn to the front of the work (as if you were going to do a purl)then lift it over the needle to the back of the work again), Knit the next stitch, P1, K1, P1…

    The important thing to understand is that the “yrn” makes a loop of yarn on the needle to replace the stitch you lost when you K2tog. When you come back along doing the next row you will knit this loop (without twisting it) as if it’s a normal stitch. The result of the malarkey is that you’ll have a neat little eyelet hole for your button hole.

    Does that make any kind of sense??


  5. Lori
    Lori January 25, 2008 at 3:03 am | | Reply


    Thank you so so much! Your instructions make perfect sense. I bought the pattern from the local yarn shop. The explanation of terms was not included with the pattern. Thank you again for taking the time to answer this knitter’s dilemma! I appreciate it!

    Lori 🙂

  6. Fliss
    Fliss February 4, 2009 at 1:49 pm | | Reply

    Commented on Ravelry, but I wanted to thank you for this fab pattern. I’d bought some RY Soft Lux on offer and was stuck for ideas. Now I have a fab scarf that was fun to knit and is fun to wear. Thank you!

  7. vicky
    vicky August 17, 2009 at 1:55 pm | | Reply

    Hi, I was wondering about how wide is this beautiful scarf? I have 2 balls of cascade worsted (440 yds total) and would like a scarf about 6 inches wide. I think this will keep my mind busy while on a long plane ride to California this week. Any advice?
    thanks, Vicky

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