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Achernar features delicate, interlocking cables worked in a sport-weight yarn. This medium-sized scarf looks great with the Shedir hat in Knitty’s breast cancer awareness mini-issue.

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materials
finished size yarn
Approx. 6in/15cm wide by 54in/135cm long without fringe

3 skeins Gedifra Cashmerino (58% merino wool, 30% acrylic, 12% superwash cashmere; 146yds/135m per 1.75oz/50g ball), shown in color #1446
Note: This pattern looks best if it is aggressively blocked open to highlight the cables and reduce the fabric's natural tendency to curl. When choosing a substitute yarn, make sure to choose one that can be blocked; yarns with a higher percent of acrylic may not work well for this pattern.

gauge

Approx. 24 sts/32 rows = 4in/10cm across both Pattern A and Pattern B
Note: Exact gauge for this project is not important. However, be sure to wash and block your swatch before checking gauge.

needles

1 set US 4/3.5mm 16” needles, or size needed to obtain gauge Cable needle
Note: This project will go a lot faster if you can cable without a cable needle. For instructions on how to cable without a cable needle, visit: Wendy Knits (http://wendyknits.net/knit/cablelesson.htm) Grumperina (http://www.grumperina.com/cables.htm)

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directions
Achernar has three sections: four set up rows; the main body of the scarf, which consists of alternating stretches of Pattern A and Pattern B; and five end rows.

set up rows
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Cast on 43 stitches. (RS) Slip the first stitch knitwise, then [p1, k1] to the end. (WS) Slip the first stitch purlwise, then *[k1, p1] twice, m1, k1, p1, k1, p1. Repeat from * until 2 sts remain, k1, p1. Slip the first stitch knitwise, then p1, *k1, p1, T2F, T2B, p1, k1, p1. Repeat from * until last stitch, k1. Slip the first stitch purlwise, then knit the knits and purl the purls as they face you.

main scarf body
6. 7. 8. 9.

Work 5 repeats of Pattern A. Work 4 repeats of Pattern B. Repeat steps 6-7 5 more times, or until scarf is approx. 4.5in/11.25cm shorter than desired length. Work 5 repeats of Pattern A.

end rows

10. (RS) Slip the first stitch knitwise, then p1, *k1, p2, C2B, p2, k1, p1. Repeat from * until last stitch, p1. 11. (WS) Slip the first stitch purlwise, then knit the knits and purl the purls as they face you.

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12. Slip the first stitch knitwise, then p1, *k1, p1, T2B, T2F, p1, k1, p1. Repeat from * until last stitch, k1. 13. Slip the first stitch purlwise, then *k1, p1, k1, p2tog, [k1, p1] twice. Repeat from * until 2 sts remain, k1, p1. 14. Slip the first stitch knitwise, then [p1, k1] to the end. At the same time, bind off.

finishing

15. If desired, add fringe. 16. Wash and block the scarf. Be sure to block aggressively and pin the scarf to approx. 6in/15cm wide in order to open up the cable pattern and stop the scarf from curling.

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pattern a
Row 1 (RS): Slip the first stitch knitwise, then p1, *k1, p2, C2B, p2, k1, p1. Repeat from * until last stitch, k1. Rows 2, 4, 6, and 8 (WS): Slip the first stitch purlwise, then knit the knits and purl the purls as they face you. Row 3: Row 5: Row 7: Slip the first stitch knitwise, then p1, *[T2F, T2B] twice, p1. Repeat from * until last stitch, k1. Slip the first stitch knitwise, then p1, *p1, [C2F, p2] twice. Repeat from * until last stitch, k1. Slip the first stitch knitwise, then p1, *[T2B, T2F] twice, p1. Repeat from * until last stitch, k1.

Repeat rows 1-8 4 more times (40 rows total) before moving on to Pattern B or the end rows.

pattern b
Row 1 (RS): Slip the first stitch knitwise, then p1, k1, *p2, C2B, p2, C3B. Repeat from * 3 more times, then p2, C2B, p2, k1, p1, k1. Rows 2-8: Work the same as rows 2-8 of Pattern A.

Repeat rows 1-8 3 more times (32 rows total) before returning to Pattern A.

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chart
The below chart illustrates how the different pieces of the scarf flow together. Both right side and wrong side rows are charted for the set up and end rows. Only right side rows are charted for Pattern A and Pattern B.

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key to chart symbols/pattern abbreviations
k on RS; p on WS p on RS; k on WS Make 1 purl stitch on RS of work Slip stitch knitwise Slip stitch purlwise No stitch WS: p2tog T2B Slip next stitch to cable needle and hold to back; k1, then p1 from cable needle Slip next stitch to cable needle and hold to front; p1, then k1 from cable needle Slip next stitch to cable needle and hold to back; k1, then k1 from cable needle Slip next stitch to cable needle and hold to front; k1, then k1 from cable needle Slip next two stitches to cable needle and hold to back; k1, slip the purl stitch from the cable needle to the left needle, p1, then k1 from cable needle

T2F

C2B

C2F

C3B

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fine print
This pattern is free for personal and non-profit/charity use only. Please do not knit items for profit or resale from this pattern or use this pattern for other commercial purposes. If you would like to use this pattern for commercial purposes, please email yvonne@spamcop.net Please do not distribute copies of this pattern in print, electronically, or in any other format, for free or for pay.

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