the cj scarf story
The CJ Scarf was one of my first designs. Named after my sister CJ.
I never published it so I have decided to put it up for a free pattern for you all to enjoy!
It is a tube style scarf worked in the round, the body is stockinette stitch with a simple cable running up the middle.
On either end there are simple increases and decreases to create a taper.
Which are then sinched closed with poms attached on either end.
Supplies you need
2 skeins DK superwash merino or similar yarn approximately 200g/ 400yds
181g total used in sample **If you desire to make it longer more yardage will be required**
US10/ 6mm 24” or larger circular needles or size needed to match gauge or alternatively DPN
Cable needle or DPN for cabling
2 medium sized poms (which will require extra yardage) or faux fur pom which I highly recommend)
**Pattern is written using the magic loop method.**
8 stitches x 11 rows = 2” in stockinette
**gauge is not super critical for this pattern. You want to be as close as you can to 2” to meet yardage estimate.**
Skill level: Advanced beginner/ Intermediate
KFB- Knit front and Back (increase 1 stitch)
K2TOG – Knit to stitches together (decrease 1 stitch)
SSK – Slip as if to knit Slip as if to knit K both together
C4B – Slip 4 stitches to cable needle hold to the back of work, Knit 4 stitches off left needle, Knit stitches off cable needle
C4F – Slip 4 stitches to cable needle hold to the front of work, Knit 4 stitches of left needle, Knit stitches off cable needle
** Notes throughout pattern are indicated by **
Please read through the pattern before starting!
the Cj scarf pattern
Cast on 24 sts using preferred cast on method. Split stitches evenly 12 on each using magic loop method.
Join to work in the round.
**For this, I used long tail cast on. You may cast on using DPN if you are not comfortable with magic loop. I would recommend using 3 DPN split 12, 6, 6 The cable will be worked on the DPN with 24 stitches, after increases**
**leave about 6 – 8 inch tail to use when cinching the end to add pom**
**Alternate Cast on 48 stitches split evenly on magic loop, or DPN 24, 12, 12.
By doing this you will be skipping the decrease and increase taper rows.
You can still sinch the ends closed to use poms or alternatively block flat and add fringe
Knit 10 rows stockinette and jump to Set up Round**
R1-5: K in stockinette – 24
R6: K1, KFB, K to last 2sts on needle, KFB, K2, KFB, K to last 2, KFB, K1 +4 sts
R7: K each st
Repeat R6 and R7 until you have a total of 48 sts
Setup Round: K2, P4, K12, P4, K to end
R1: (Cable row) K2, P4, C4B, K4, P4, K to end
R2 – R5: K2, P4, K12, P4, K to end
R6: (Cable row) K2, P4, K4, C4F, P4, K to end
R7-R10: K2, P4, K12, P4, K to end
Repeat R1 – R10 roughly 30 times or until desired length.
**When I began the decrease rows I had approx. 25g of yarn left.**
If decreasing Repeat R1 one last time.
**For Alternate Cast on K 10 round stockinette and cast off using preferred method**
R1: K all sts – 48
R2: K1, SSK, K to last 3 on needle, K2TOG, K2, SSK, K to last 3, K2TOG, K1 -4 sts
R3: K all sts
Repeat R2 and R3 until you have 24 sts
Once you have completed decreases work stockinette for 4 rows and cast off leaving 6 – 8 inch tail for cinching end and attaching pom.
Block your scarf to open up cable stitches.
Once blocked, cinch ends closed by weaving tail through cast on edge. Add your pom to both ends…. Stay warm!
Please do not copy any portion of this pattern and use it as your own.
The CJ Scarf copywrite belongs to Teresa Stankard, Fuzzywhatknots L.L.C.
Do feel free to make as many as you want and share this blog post with whoever you think would like it!
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This pattern has not been tested.
If you find errors or need pattern support feel free to contact me via Instagram here or through the website contact form!
Teresa is the jack of all trades behind FuzzyWhatKnots Fibers. Teresa resides in Pennsylvania with her Husband, daughter and cat. When she’s not slinging yarn or splashing dye she enjoys a scenic hike or a good book