A cable motif commands just the right amount of attention while you’re knitting and admiration while you’re wearing. Our Emblem Scarf delivers both with a splash of classic cablework that lands in an eye-stopping place!

Emblem Scarf | Purl Soho

A big diamond of ribbed cables at the scarf’s very tips breaks the pattern to somehow suggest both a city grid and a garden trellis. Knit up in our Linen Quill Worsted, the yarn tells a similar urban-but-rural story: a blend of fine highland wool, alpaca and linen that’s as practical and durable as it is beautiful!

Emblem Scarf | Purl Soho

The colors range from moody Kettle Black to sweet Crocus Bud, 28 shades, in all put every kind of cable on the table. Here we used a kick of Super Orange, so zesty you can almost taste it, with ribs you want to squeeze!

Emblem Scarf | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton.

Materials

Emblem Scarf | Purl Soho
  • 4 skeins of Purl Soho’s Linen Quill Worsted, 50% fine highland wool, 35% alpaca, and 15% linen. Each skein is 164 yards; approximately 540 yards required. We used the color Super Orange.
  • US 7 circular or straight needles
  • Cable stitch holder

Gauge

26 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in 2 x 2 rib, stretch blocked

Size

Finished Dimensions: 8¼ inches wide x 68 inches long

Notes

Selvage Slip Stitches

At selvages, slip all slip stitches purlwise with yarn in front.

Cables

NOTE: When slipping cable stitches, slip stitches purlwise with yarn in back.

Left Cross (LC): Slip 2 stitches onto cable stitch holder and hold in front of work, p1, then k2 from cable stitch holder.

Right Cross (RC): Slip 1 stitch onto cable stitch holder and hold in back of work, k2, then p1 from cable stitch holder.

Cable 4 Front (C4F): Slip 2 stitches onto cable stitch holder and hold in front of work, k2, then k2 from cable stitch holder.

Cable 4 Back (C4B): Slip 2 stitches onto cable stitch holder and hold in back of work, k2, then k2 from cable stitch holder.

For more information about making cables, visit our Cable Tutorial. While it shows a 6-stitch cable and this pattern uses 3- or 4-stitch ones, the technique is the same!

Cable Pattern: Written Instructions

Row 1 (right side): [K2, p2] 6 times, LC (see Notes), RC (see Notes), *p2, k2 repeat from * to end of row.

Row 2 (wrong side): Slip 1 (See Notes), p1, [k2, p2] 5 times, k3, p4, k3, *p2, k2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, p1, slip 1 (see Notes).

Row 3: [K2, p2] 5 times, k2, p3, C4F (see Notes), p3, *k2, p2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k2.

Row 4: Slip 1, p1, [k2, p2] 5 times, k3, p4, k3, *p2, k2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, p1, slip 1.

Row 5: [K2, p2] 6 times, RC, LC, *p2, k2 repeat from * to end of row.

Row 6: Slip 1, p1, *k2, p2, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k2, p1, slip 1.

Row 7: [K2, p2] 5 times, LC, RC, p2, LC, RC, *p2, k2, repeat from * to end of row.

Row 8: Slip 1, p1, [k2, p2] 4 times, k3, p4, k4, p4, k3, *p2, k2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, p1, slip 1.

Row 9: [K2, p2] 4 times, k2, p3, C4B (see Notes), p4, C4B, p3, *k2, p2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k2.

Row 10: Slip 1, p1, [k2, p2] 4 times, k3, p4, k4, p4, k3, *p2, k2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, p1, slip 1.

Row 11: [K2, p2] 5 times, RC, LC, p2, RC, LC, *p2, k2, repeat from * to end of row.

Row 12: Slip 1, p1, *k2, p2, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k2, p1, slip 1.

Row 13: [K2, p2] 4 times, [LC, RC, p2] 3 times, *k2, p2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k2.

Row 14: Slip 1, p1, [k2, p2] 3 times, k3, [p4, k4] twice, p4, k3, *p2, k2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, p1, slip 1.

Row 15: [K2, p2] 3 times, k2, p3, [C4F, p4] twice, C4F, p3, *k2, p2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k2.

Row 16: Slip 1, p1, [k2, p2] 3 times, k3, [p4, k4] twice p4, k3, *p2, k2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, p1, slip 1.

Row 17: [K2, p2] 4 times, [RC, LC, p2] 3 times, *k2, p2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k2.

Row 18: Slip 1, p1, *k2, p2, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k2, p1, slip 1.

Row 19: [K2, p2] 3 times, [LC, RC, p2] 4 times, *k2, p2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k2.

Row 20: Slip 1, p1, [k2, p2] twice, k3, [p4, k4] 3 times, p4, k3, *p2, k2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, p1, slip 1.

Row 21: [K2, p2] twice, k2, p3, [C4B, p4] 3 times, C4B, p3, *k2, p2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k2.

Row 22: Slip 1, p1, [k2, p2] twice, k3, [p4, k4] 3 times, p4, k3, *p2, k2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, p1, slip 1.

Row 23: [K2, p2] 3 times, [RC, LC, p2] 4 times, *k2, p2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k2.

Row 24: Slip 1, p1, *k2, p2, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k2, p1, slip 1.

Row 25: [K2, p2] twice, [LC, RC, p2] 5 times, k2, p2, k2.

Row 26: Slip 1, p1, k2, p2, k3, [p4, k4] 4 times, p4, k3, p2, k2, p1, slip 1.

Row 27: K2, p2, k2, p3, [C4F, p4] 4 times, C4F, p3, k2, p2, k2.

Row 28: Slip 1, p1, k2, p2, k3, [p4, k4] 4 times, p4, k3, p2, k2, p1, slip 1.

Row 29: [K2, p2] twice, [RC, LC, p2] 5 times, k2, p2, k2.

Row 30: Slip 1, p1, *k2, p2, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k2, p1, slip 1.

Row 31: K2, p2, [LC, RC, p2] 6 times, k2.

Row 32: Slip 1, p1, k3, [p4, k4] 5 times, p4, k3, p1, slip 1.

Row 33: K2, p3, [C4B, p4] 5 times, C4B, p3, k2.

Row 34: Slip 1, p1, k3, [p4, k4] 5 times, p4, k3, p1, slip 1.

Row 35: K2, p2, [RC, LC, p2] 6 times, k2.

Row 36: Slip 1, p1, *k2, p2, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k2, p1, slip 1.

Row 37: [K2, p2] twice, [LC, RC, p2] 5 times, k2, p2, k2.

Row 38: Slip 1, p1, k2, p2, k3, [p4, k4] 4 times, p4, k3, p2, k2, p1, slip 1.

Row 39: K2, p2, k2, p3, [C4F, p4] 4 times, C4F, p3, k2, p2, k2.

Row 40: Slip 1, p1, k2, p2, k3, [p4, k4] 4 times, p4, k3, p2, k2, p1, slip 1.

Row 41: [K2, p2] twice, [RC, LC, p2] 5 times, k2, p2, k2.

Row 42: Slip 1, p1, *k2, p2, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k2, p1, slip 1.

Row 43: [K2, p2] 3 times, [LC, RC, p2] 4 times, *k2, p2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k2.

Row 44: Slip 1, p1, [k2, p2] twice, k3, [p4, k4] 3 times, p4, k3, *p2, k2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, p1, slip 1.

Row 45: [K2, p2] twice, k2, p3, [C4B, p4] 3 times, C4B, p3, *k2, p2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k2.

Row 46: Slip 1, p1, [k2, p2] twice, k3, [p4, k4] 3 times, p4, k3, *p2, k2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, p1, slip 1.

Row 47: [K2, p2] 3 times, [RC, LC, p2] 4 times, *k2, p2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k2.

Row 48: Slip 1, p1, *k2, p2, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k2, p1, slip 1.

Row 49: [K2, p2] 4 times, [LC, RC, p2] 3 times, *k2, p2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k2.

Row 50: Slip 1, p1, [k2, p2] 3 times, k3, [p4, k4] twice, p4, k3, *p2, k2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, p1, slip 1.

Row 51: [K2, p2] 3 times, k2, p3, [C4F, p4] twice, C4F, p3, *k2, p2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k2.

Row 52: Slip 1, p1, [k2, p2] 3 times, k3, [p4, k4] twice p4, k3, *p2, k2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, p1, slip 1.

Row 53: [K2, p2] 4 times, [RC, LC, p2] 3 times, *k2, p2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k2.

Row 54: Slip 1, p1, *k2, p2, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k2, p1, slip 1.

Row 55: [K2, p2] 5 times, LC, RC, p2, LC, RC, *p2, k2, repeat from * to end of row.

Row 56: Slip 1, p1, [k2, p2] 4 times, k3, p4, k4, p4, k3, *p2, k2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, p1, slip 1.

Row 57: [K2, p2] 4 times, k2, p3, C4B, p4, C4B, p3, *k2, p2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k2.

Row 58: Slip 1, p1, [k2, p2] 4 times, k3, p4, k4, p4, k3, *p2, k2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, p1, slip 1.

Row 59: [K2, p2] 5 times, RC, LC, p2, RC, LC, *p2, k2, repeat from * to end of row.

Row 60: Slip 1, p1, *k2, p2, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k2, p1, slip 1.

Row 61 (right side): [K2, p2] 6 times, LC, RC, *p2, k2 repeat from * to end of row.

Row 62 (wrong side): Slip 1, p1, [k2, p2] 5 times, k3, p4, k3, *p2, k2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, p1, slip 1.

Row 63: [K2, p2] 5 times, k2, p3, C4F, p3, *k2, p2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k2.

Row 64: Slip 1, p1, [k2, p2] 5 times, k3, p4, k3, *p2, k2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, p1, slip 1.

Row 65: [K2, p2] 6 times, RC, LC, *p2, k2 repeat from * to end of row.

Row 66: Slip 1, p1, *k2, p2, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k2, p1, slip 1.

Cable Pattern: Chart

Start in the bottom right corner of the Chart and work right-side (odd number) rows from right to left, and wrong-side (even number) rows from left to right.

Emblem Scarf | Purl Soho
Emblem Scarf | Purl Soho

Pattern

Begin

Cast on 54 stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.

Set-Up Row (wrong side): Slip 1 with yarn in front (wyif, see Notes), p1, *k2, p2, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k2, p1, slip 1 wyif (see Notes).

Row 1 (right side): *K2, p2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k2.

Row 2 (wrong side): Slip 1 wyif, p1, *k2, p2, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k2, p1, slip 1 wyif.

Work Cable

Work Rows 1–66 of Cable Pattern (either from Written Instructions or Chart, both above).

Continue In 2×2 Rib

Row 1 (right side): *K2, p2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k2.

Row 2 (wrong side): Slip 1 wyif, p1, *k2, p2, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k2, p1, slip 1 wyif.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 61 inches from cast-on edge (or 10½ inches less than desired scarf length), ending with Row 1.

Work Cable

Repeat Rows 1–66 of Cable Pattern.

End

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 of Continue in 2×2 Rib section one time.

With right side facing you, bind off all stitches in 2×2 Rib pattern.

Weave in ends and wet block.

Emblem Scarf | Purl Soho
Emblem Scarf | Purl Soho