Staghorn Cable Swatch Zoom

Staghorn Cable Swatch

The easy staghorn cable stitch makes a beautiful texture for a scarf. Give it a try!
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Step 1

Download the PDF for a set of portable project instructions. Read through all of the instructions before beginning.

LH—left hand; k—knit; p—purl; RH—right hand; RS—right side; st(s)—stitch(es); WS—wrong side

16 st Staghorn Cable only: 2 1/8" (5 cm) wide
Width including border: 3" (7 cm) wide


  • #2 sport weight yarn: Malabrigo Arroyo (100% wool, 335 yds (307 m), 100 gm (3.6 oz) Color: #416 Indiecita
  • Boye® US size 5 (3.75 mm) needles
  • Cable needed
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With Boye® size 5 (3.75 mm) needles over stockinette stitch: 21 sts = 4" (10 cm) *Take time to check gauge*

2/2 LC (2 over 2 Left Cross):
Slip next 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k2, then k2 from cable needle.
2/2 RC (2 over 2 Right Cross): Slip next 2 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k2, then k2 from cable needle.

Step 2

Cast on 24 sts.
Foundation Row: Purl.
Row 1: K2, p2, k4, 2/2 RC, 2/2 LC, k4, p2, k2.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: K2, p2, k2, 2/2 RC, k4, 2/2 LC, k2, p2, k2.
Row 4: Purl.
Row 5: K2, p2, 2/2 RC, k8, 2/2 LC, p2, k2
Row 6: Purl.
Rep Rows 1-6 for desired length ending last repeat with Row 5. Bind off in purl.

Step 3

Weave in all ends. Steam lightly on wrong side if desired. Do not rest iron directly on cable.

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