Legerdemain Reversible Cabled Scarf by Jolie Elder

Legerdemain Reversible Cabled Scarf

August 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in 1x1 ribbing unstretched
US 8 - 5.0 mm
730 - 864 yards (668 - 790 m)
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Designer teaches a class called “Easy Reversible Cables.” As of March 2020, this pattern is included in the handout for that class.

I continue to be surprised by how many otherwise adept knitters and designers have not been exposed to Lily Chin’s ribble technique. It is hardly more difficult or work than regular cables. This scarf is a basic pattern for learning. Once you know the technique, you will be able to alter existing patterns to make them reversible. Please note that not every type of cable can be converted using this technique.

If you are a member of The Knitting Guild Association, you can access the Fall 2018 issue for free by logging on to the TKGA website at TKGA.org.

This is a competent novice ribbles project.
Techniques you already know:

  • 1×1 ribbing; knit 1, purl 1
  • garter stitch
  • cables
  • Kitchener grafting (optional)

Techniques you may be learning:

  • Italian cast-on
  • ribbles

Finished size is 20cm/7¾“ wide by 170cm/67” long.
Sample is worked in 6 skeins and fits a tall adult.
Worked in 5 skeins would fit an average adult.
Worked in 4 skeins with one or two fewer multiples of pattern would fit a child.

Video tutorials for Italian cast-on are on the designer’s blog and YouTube channel.

Pattern is both written and charted.

This e-booklet file is half-sheet formatted with all the pages in normal order including the blank inside covers. If you have a smaller tablet or you read off your smart phone, you shouldn’t have to zoom as much. You can also print this size if you print on 5.5 x 8 inch paper — i.e. half-sheet. If you’d like a center-fold booklet, use Adobe Acrobat Reader DC and choose the “booklet” option when you print to regular 8.5 x 11 paper.