Sand Waves Cable Scarf

sand_wave_scarf_side_3Every winter season I like to update my wardrobe with a few new scarfs and hats… I just like to add new colours and designs as they are lovely accessories and they always keep you warm!

I went to my local yarn shop and I saw this beautiful mustard colour yarn that it was too tempting not to buy… So I ended up buying it and now I had to figure out what pattern should I go for.

I have to admit that each pattern appears different based on the yarn colour you work on, so I normally like to knit a little sample of the pattern in order to get a better idea how it would look like. For this one, I tried three different patterns until I came across the Sand Cable Cowl Made By Rachel.

The sand wave cable pattern is much simpler than it seems and you can choose to make either a long infinity scarf, which you can wrap around, as I did, or a smaller cowl scarf.

I modified slightly the original pattern as I wanted mine a bit wider. Note that cables usually make the scarf a bit tighter than you expect based on the initial cast on. (This applies also to this particular pattern).



Yarn: Slightly chunky, mixed wool (30%) and acrylic (70%).

Straight needles: The yarn suggested size 6mm, but I usually go for two sizes up as I like the scarf a little chunky and bouncy. I used needles size 8mm.

Gauge: 3.5 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch


Stitch Abbreviations:

RS: Right Side

WS: Wrong Side

K: Knit

P: Purl

6-st RC: Slip 3 sts to cn (cable needle) & hold to back, k3, k3 from cn
6-st LC (WS): Sl 3 sts to cn and hold to front, p3, p3 from cn

Pattern Instructions:

1. Cast on 60 stitches (you can cast on as many as you want the, but they must be in a multiple of 12)

2. Start knitting following the pattern below:

Row 1 & 3 (RS): Knit
Row 2 & 4: Purl
Row 5: *6-st RC, K6; repeat from *
Row 6 & 8: Purl
Row 7 & 9: Knit
Row 10 (WS): *6-st LC, P6, repeat to end
Repeat rows 1-10 until you reach the desired length

This is how the pattern will look based on the instructions above:


3. Bind off and sew the two ends (seams) together to create an infinity (or cowl) scarf.

4. You can find some useful tutorials for knitting seams via the links below:

Finishing Off: How to complete your infinity scarf

How to seam ends together to join cast and bind off edges (Video)