Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Last-Minute: Waves of Grace Scarf

Hi Knitters,

I want to give you a little early Christmas present. I made this scarf for my sister's Christmas gift, and since I had so much fun making it, I thought you all might too! It's the perfect thing for that quick last-minute gift you need since it works up fast with bulky yarn on big needles, just what we knitters need this close to Christmas. The name came about because as I was knitting it, I went through some times when I needed waves of grace from Jesus. Now this is my first pattern I've ever written, so I'm sorry if there's any mistakes. I came across a cable pattern in an old book, and I'm not sure if this is exactly the same, but it's close. The instructions were vague, so I just made stuff up as I went along.

Waves of Grace Scarf

This pattern is for personal use only. Do not reproduce this pattern elsewhere.

Finished measurements: 6 inches wide by 54 inches long


Yarn: Sean Sheep Lilydale (90% Acrylic/10% Nylon; 75 grams/123 yards (or any bulky weight yarn would work) - 2 balls

Needles: US 13 (9mm)

Tools: cable needle, yarn needle, scissors


k knit

p purl

sl slip


Cast on 26 sts.

*slip the first stitch of every row, this just makes a nice neat edge.

Row 1: knit

Row 2: purl

Row 3: make sure to slip the first stitch of this row also *sl next 3 sts on cable needle and leave at front of work, k3, k3 sts from cable needle, k6* repeat till 1st left, k1

Row 4: purl

Row 5: knit

Row 6: purl

Row 7: make sure to slip the first stitch of this row also *k6, sl next 3 sts on cable needle and leave at back of work, k3, k3 sts from cable needle* repeat till 1st left, k1

Row 8: purl

Row 9: knit

Row 10: purl

Repeat rows 3-10 until the scarf measures 54 inches long, or however long you want to make it. I just kept knitting until I used up most of the yarn. I bound off after row 10 by just turning to the next row and bound off in knit stitch, however, to make it look a bit better I would probably bind off in purl stitch on a row 10.

Well, that's it. I sure hope you all enjoy making this scarf, and please let me know what you think!

Merry Christmas!!


  1. i saw this made up on ravelry. it's a gorgeous lush design, thanks!

  2. Thank you for your kind comment! I'm so glad you like the design :-)

  3. I really want a scarf like this.. but i don't know how to kint!!

  4. This is a beautiful scarf! I can't wait to give it a go.

    FYI: I found the link to your site via Pinterest.

  5. Hi, for step 7, do you do one cable and then another one right after? I find this pattern pretty, although I did modify it a bit. I'm making everything a stitch bigger and the space between the new cables bigger, having another 2 rows between them since I saw this and figured I could mix some things up since I have about 100 yards less than hers, and wanted it warm enough.. Lovely pattern to begin with though c:

    1. Hi Mariah,
      Yes, on row 7 you do the cables one after another across the row. Your scarf sounds lovely and I enjoy seeing everyone making their own adjustments to the pattern to get a scarf that suits their tastes :) Have fun!!