Finished scarf is 8 to 9 inches wide and approximately 80 inches long.
Needles – sizes 11 and 15
Yarn – Jaeger Natural Fleece, 6 skeins. This is a bulky yarn with a ball band gauge of 10 stitches to 4 inches
With size 11 needle, cast on 36 stitches
Work in k1 p1 ribbing for 10 rows
Change to size 15 needles
Work in k6 p6 ribbing for 8 rows then start pattern
Row 1 – place first 6 st on holder (these will be 6 knit stitches) and hold to front, knit next 6 stitches (even though you’ve been purling them), knit 6 stitches from holder, #place next 6 st on holder and hold to front, purl next 6 st, knit 6 st from holder, repeat from #
Row 2, 4, 6, 8 – p 6, k 6, p 6, k 6, p 12
Row 3, 5, 7 – k 12, p6, k6, p6, k6
Row 9 – knit 6, #place next 6 stitches on holder and hold to back, purl 6 stitches, knit 6 from holder. Repeat once from #, knit last 6 stitches.
Row 10, 12, 14, 16 – p 12, k6, p6, k6, p6.
Row 11, 13, 15 – k6, p6, k6, p6, k12
Repeat rows 1-16 until scarf is approximately 75 inches long and end your cable patterning on either a row 8 or a row 16.
Change to size 11 needles and work 10 rows of k1 p1 ribbing.
The first and last 6 stitches of every row are knit on the front side and purled on the back side, so you’ll have a k12 on the beginning or end of each front side row, depending on where in the pattern you are (12 on the right for rows 1-8 and 12 on the left for rows 9-16). Follow the stitching on the cable rows carefully to maintain the correct stitches because sometimes you’ll be changing from purls to knits with a cable cross.
I really looked closely at the original scarf and only for the first 8 rows does this scarf have the purl side showing at the left side of the scarf, where you start out on size 15s with the k6 p6 ribbing.
The scarf blocks nicely. It definitely gets longer when blocked. I did a wet block then laid it out on some towels on the floor in a room with a ceiling fan. It took about 24 hours to dry.