Reversible cables peppered throughout a single-rib stitch pattern give just enough interest to a classic, simple, and extra-long scarf, with two different widths from which to choose: narrow or wide. Riverwalk is perfect for a single strand of a bulky, cozy yarn, or for two strands of worsted-weight yarn held together.

The narrow version of Riverwalk has one cable repeat; the wider version has two. Selvedge stitches, worked by slipping the final stitch of the row purlwise with yarn in front and then knitting the first stitch of each row, give a smooth, neat edge to the scarf.

The pattern is a 4-page PDF file (one cover page, 3 pattern pages) and includes detailed construction notes, color photographs, and both charted and written instructions. Riverwalk is a breezy knit for those familiar with cables, and is a great next-step project for confident beginners who are able to knit and purl and are ready to move on to a more involved stitch pattern.

Materials Needed:

Yarn: 420 (840) yards / 384 (768) meters worsted weight yarn, held double throughout OR 210 (420) yards / 192 (384) meters bulky weight (12-ply) yarn, single strand. Shown in 2 (4) skeins Malabrigo Yarns Merino Worsted; 210 yds / 192 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g skein; 100% merino wool

Narrow version is shown in the 69 Pearl Ten colorway; wide version is shown in the 117 Verde Adriana colorway. Both versions are worked with worsted yarn held double throughout.

Needles: US 10½ - 6.5 mm

Notions: cable needle or short double-pointed needle for holding stitches; row counter (optional); tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

Gauge: 22 stitches and 13 rows = 4 inches in single rib, unstretched

Finished size: narrow version measures 84" / 213.5 cm long and 3 1/4” / 8 cm wide; wide version measures 84” / 213.5 cm long and 6” / 15 cm wide

Skills needed: knit, purl, cast on, bind off, slip stitches, and the ability to work cables is a plus but not required - this pattern is suitable for knitters who want to try cabling for the first time.

Please note:

Though gauge is not crucial for this project, changing your yarn, needle size, or gauge will likely result in a different finished size and may affect yardage requirements.

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