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Meadow Vine Reversible Cable Scarf: Knitting Pattern

This Meadow Vine Reversible Cable Scarf Knitting Pattern creates a beautiful interlocking design inspired by nature.

This full-sized adult scarf is knitted in chunky yarn with alternating rope cable columns that display equally on both sides. However you wear your scarf, the interwoven cable texture will be visible.

Find your free knitting instructions further down on this page. You may also purchase my ad-free printable pdf pattern in my Studio Knit Pattern Shop.

Meadow Vine Reversible Cable Scarf in green yarn displayed on mannequin.
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🧣 Knitted Scarf Project Details

Skill Level: Intermediate

Here’s an intermediate-level project for knitters comfortable with cable techniques.

Scarf Size

This pattern creates a one-size adult knitted scarf.

  • Unblocked: 6.5 inches (16.5 cm) wide and 70 inches (178 cm) long
  • Blocked: 7 inches (18 cm) wide and 76 inches (193 cm) long
Green reversible cable knitted scarf on mannequin at Studio Knit.

Knitted Flat and Bottom-Up

This scarf pattern is a rectangular shape knitted flat on straight needles bottom-up from the cast-on edge.

Swatch Gauge

Knitting Gauge (unblocked):
24 stitches and 16 rows = 4 x 4 inches in the Vine Cable Stitch Pattern (see below)

Since this is a one-size accessory, I personally feel that getting the correct gauge is not imperative. However, you may create your gauge swatch if desired, adjusting as needed.

Active Time to Complete

I estimate this pattern takes approximately 24 to 32 hours to complete.

Want to knit it faster? You may adjust your length and/or width accordingly if desired. Additionally, you may modify this pattern with different yarn weights and appropriately sized knitting needles.

📖 Printable Knitting Pattern (ad-free)

My ad-free printable pdf pattern of this scarf design is available for purchase in my Studio Knit Pattern Shop. A great way to support my knitting work!

You may also find this pattern in my Etsy, LoveCrafts, and Ravelry Pattern Store. Want the free written pattern instructions? Continue reading this page!

Thumbnail of knitting pattern for Meadow Vine Scarf by Studio Knit.

🧶 Knitting Supplies

Yarn: Bulky Weight #5
Yardage: 400 – 440 yards (366 – 402 m)
Feel free to select any fiber and colors of your choice.

Knitting materials of yarn, straight needles, scissors, cable needle, and tapestry needle for scarf.

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Suggested: Malabrigo Chunky, color 037 Lettuce (uses 4 of the 104-yard skeins) available at these online yarn shops.

Substitution #1: Cascade 128 Superwash, color Moss

Substitution #2: Lion Brand Yarn Hue & Me Bulky Yarn, color Fatigues


Knitting Needles: 10.5 US (6.5 mm) 10″ or longer


Cable Needle

Tapestry Needle


Blocking Mats and T-Pins (optional)

📺 Watch Video Tutorial

and never miss a stitch

Long Reversible Cable Scarf in green yarn on mannequin designed by Studio Knit.

💡 Knitting Techniques

The full video tutorial demonstrates all knitting techniques.

📌 Reversible Cable Pattern Design

Interlocking Cable Design

  • We are knitting 5 columns of 4/4 cable ropes.
  • Columns 1, 3, and 5 are knit with a 4/4 Right Crossing cable.
  • Columns 2 and 4 are knit with a 4/4 Left Crossing cable.
Reversible Cable Scarf in green yarn designed by Studio Knit.

🎈 Knitting Instructions Step-by-Step

Step 1: Cast On

Cast on 40 stitches onto your needle with the long-tail method.

Cast On 40 Stitches of green bulky weight yarn onto a white knitting needle.

Step 2: Set-Up Rows

To begin your scarf, knit 8 rows in the 2×2 Rib Stitch.

All Rows: * K2, P2 *

2x2 Rib stitch knitting on needle with green color yarn.

Step 3: Reversible Meadow Vine Cable Rows

4/4R: Right Crossing Reversible Cable

  • Slip 4 stitches and hold to the back.
  • Knit 2 and Purl 2 stitches from the main needle.
  • Knit 2 and Purl 2 stitches from the cable needle.
Demonstration of 4/4R Right Crossing Reversible Cable.


4/4L: Left Crossing Reversible Cable

  • Slip 4 stitches and hold to the front.
  • Knit 2 and Purl 2 stitches from the main needle.
  • Knit 2 and Purl 2 stitches from the cable needle.
Demonstration of 4/4L Left Crossing Reversible Cable.


Vine Cable Stitch Pattern

Knitting Chart of the Meadow Vine Reversible Cable Pattern.

Row 1: * K2, P2 *

Row 2: * K2, P2 *

Row 3: 4/4R, K2, P2, K2, P2, 4/4R, K2, P2, K2, P2, 4/4R

Row 4: * K2, P2 *

Row 5: * K2, P2 *

Row 6: * K2, P2 *

Row 7: K2, P2, K2, P2, 4/4L, K2, P2, K2, P2, 4/4L, K2, P2, K2, P2

Row 8: * K2, P2 *

Repeat Rows 1 – 8 until your scarf measures 67.5″ from the cast-on edge, ending at Row 4.

Vine Cable Stitch Pattern rows 1 through 8 on knitting needle.

Step 4: Final Rows

To finish your scarf, knit 9 rows in the 2×2 Rib Stitch.

All Rows: * K2, P2 *

Finishing with 9 rows in 2x2 Rib Stitch for reversible cable scarf.

Step 5: Cast Off All Stitches

As I did in my samples, you may keep it simple and cast off in the standard way. Alternatively, you may wish to cast off in-pattern for 2×2 ribbing.

Step 6: Finishing

  • Cut your yarn.
  • For the best results, I encourage blocking your piece. As a result, doing so allows the Meadow Vine cable texture to display beautifully, as well as creating a more pliable piece. If blocking is new to you, I suggest reviewing this great tutorial on blocking wool knitting by Brooklyn Tweed.
  • Weave in all ends.
Wet blocking cable scarf.

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Happy knitting to you!

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