This beautiful honeycomb cable knit scarf pattern is a quick knit for any level of knitting enthusiast. With just two stitches, you can have a delicate weave completed in no time! (Scroll down to see the free pattern, or you can find the ad-free, printable version HERE)
I've spent years with a scarf floating around in my head. A delicate cable knit that conjured the image of a thriving bee hive; a honeycomb.
It wasn't until recently that I actually had the time to get my needles out and finally create this pattern. And I have to say, it didn't disappoint!
I especially love the 3d effect of the right and left cables as the create the sweet honeycomb pattern. So thick and cozy!
While I made a scarf, this pattern can be expanded to whatever size you want with an 8 stitch repeat + 6 for the edge. So feel free to follow the pattern as is to create a beautiful scarf, or expand it for a baby blanket or lap quilt!
It really is a simple cable knit pattern that comes together quickly.
I started knitting it on a rainy day a few weeks ago and was able to finish a few rows before my attentions were needed elsewhere.
While my daytime knitting opportunities were slim, I was able to finish this project in just about a week of evening knitting time!
Most of the time I'm watching a show in the evenings to wind down before heading to bed, and I like to have something to do with my hands.
Knitting is the perfect TV watching activity!
Please note that since I live in Texas I don't have need of a long flowing scarf very often, so this scarf is the perfect length of warmer climates that occasionally have a cold day. I have knitted mine to 40-inches long, however the pattern is written to be adjustable to whatever length you prefer!
Honeycomb Cable Knit Scarf Pattern
Don't let the cable stitches keep you away from this pattern, they are a lot easier than you think! This is a wonderful cable scarf pattern for knitters of all skill level!
This thick and fluffy cable knit scarf is crafted look give the look of a honeycomb pattern with a garter stitch border. While the pattern is impressive with a right and left cable stitch, it's also quick and easy to make!
You will need:
- US Size 7 knitting needles
- 1 skein worsted weight yarn (I used “I Love This Yarn” in ivory from Hobby Lobby”)
- Tapestry Needle (to weave in the ends)
- Double Pointed or Cable Needle (you just need something to hold your stitches)
Finished size as written is 5 inches wide by 40 inches long. However, you can make it longer by repeating the pattern. To increase the width, expand the pattern with an 8 stitch repeat + 6 for the edge.
18 Stitches x 23 Rows = 4"
Abbreviations & Skills:
k – knit
p – purl
RC (4 stitch right cable) - Slip 2 stitches to cable needle and hold in back, k2, k2 from cable needle
LC (4 stitch left cable) - Slip 2 stitches to cable needle and hold in front, k2, k2 from cable needle
Cast On 30 sts
Row 1: Knit across
Row 2: k3, p24, k3
Row 3: k3, *RC, LC, repeat from * to the last 3 stitches, k3
Row 4: k3, p24, k3
Row 5: Knit across
Row 6: k3, p24, k3
Row 7: k3, *LC, RC, repeat from * to the last 3 stitches, k3
Row 8: k3, p24, k3
Repeat Rows 1-8 until desired length
Note: If you'd like an ad-free, printable version of this pattern, you can grab it HERE!