Saturday, July 15, 2006

Ribbed Cable Muffler Pattern

Yarn: Approx. 700 yards/250 grams sportweight yarn
Needles: Size 4.5 mm for casting on and binding off. Size 3.75 mm for knitting. Yarn needle for weaving in ends.

Notes: m1 = Increase by knitting in back of stitch.
slip1 = On WS, slip purlwise and on RS, slip knitwise.
c8b6 = cable 8 behind 6. Place 8 st on cable needle in back, work next 6 st (k2, p2, k2), work 8 st from cable needle (p2, k2, p2, k2). The stitches on the cable needle change in this row from k to p or p to k in order to preserve the ribbing pattern. Cables are staggered. They are crossed every 12 rows, with row C crossing the outer and center cables and row D crossing the two flank cables.

Knit the cast-on row. With a 4.5 mm needle cast on, long-tail, 75 st.
Knit an increase row. WS. Switch to a 3.75 mm needle and slip 1, p1, (k1, m1, p2, k2, p2) x 10, k1, m1, p2. [86 st]
Knit row A. RS. Slip 1, k1, (p2, k2) x 20, p2, k2.
Knit row B. WS. Slip 1, p1, (k2, p2) x 20, k2, p2.
Knit row C. RS. Slip 1, k1, p2, (c8b6, p2, (k2, p2) x 4) x 2, c8b6, p2, k2.
*Knit rows B, A, B, A, B.
Knit row D. RS. Slip 1, k1, p2, ((k2, p2) x 4, c8b6, p2) x 2, (k2, p2) x 4, k2.
Knit rows B, A, B, A, B, C.
Repeat from * until desired length.
Knit row B, then row A.
Knit a decrease row. WS. Slip 1, p1, (k2tog, p2, k2, p2) x 10, k2tog, p2. [75 st]
With a 4.5 mm needle, bind off, knitting the knit stitches and purling the purls.
Weave in ends.