Lemon Curd Scarf

A work in progress, only about 1/4 done, made to go with the Lemon Curd Slouch and the mittens.

Poor picture quality…. too lazy to set up a nice picture!


2 Skeins Knit Picks, City Tweed HW in Lemon Curd
6.00mm needles

Cast on 40 stitches
Row 1: P3,  K6, P2, K5, P1, K6, P1, K5, P2, K6, P3
Row 2: K3, P6, K2, P5, K1, P6, K1, P5,  K2, P6, K3
Row 3: Repeat Row 1
Row 4: Repeat row 2
Row 5: P3, CF3, P2, K5, P1, K6, P1, K5, P2, CF3, P3
Row 6: Repeat row 2
Row 7: Repeat row 1
Row 8: Repeat row 2
Row 9: P3, CF3, P2, K5, P1, CF3, P1, K5, P2, CF3, P3
Row 10: Repeat row 2
Repeat rows 1-10 as many times as you’d like until you reach the desired length of scarf!

*CF3- Cable- slip 3 of your stitches onto cable needle, hold to front, knit next 3 stitches, then knit the three stitches from cable needle
P.S. All of you who are wondering where the pattern from the mittens came from, THIS IS THE LINK TO THE MITTENS, unfortunately it’s not my pattern (I only say unfortunately because it’s a gorgeous pattern and I think the writer did a phenomenal job on these mittens, they’re absolutely beautiful!) and also I get asked about once a day where this pattern came from, so CLICK ON THIS LINK and it’ll take you to Subliminal Rabbit’s blog where she has graciously offered the pattern for free!



47 thoughts on “Lemon Curd Scarf

  1. Faye- Sorry about that. The pattern should be fixed now. P3, CF3*, P2, K5, P1, K6, P1, K5, P2, CF3, P3 is correct.

  2. It means put three stitches onto a cable needle, hold to the front of your work, knit the next 3 stitches and then knit the 3 stitches from your cable needle. There are Youtube video’s that show how to do it if you need any more help!! that’s how I learned most of the stuff I know!

  3. Your patterns are refreshing & lovely, thank-you for sharing them! I’ve downloaded several over the past couple of weeks from Knitting Pattern Central’s site, the ones I check out always lead to your site! Keep on knitting! 🙂

  4. I am also looking for the lemon curd mitten pattern, and agree with Nancy that this would be a great set to knit. Love the slouch and scarf.

  5. I am so glad to finally be able to find some decent free patterns for knitting things for my granddaughters and great=granddaughters. Thanks loads.

  6. Thanks for the reply Ali – but I don’t know what a standard size cable needle is. Sorry just starting out with cables. Sorry to be such a pest about it.

  7. Marlene- no worries. If you go to a craft store, or any knitting store, basically anywhere that sells yarn or needles and just ask them for a cable needle they should be able to help you out. I’ve only ever seen one size of them, so it shouldn’t be hard for them to track one down for you. It looks like this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cable_needle.jpg
    If you don’t want to have to go buy a cable needle you can always bend a paperclip or something into that basic shape and use that. In a pinch I’ve used wire, or even a small double pointed needle.

  8. Thank you Ali – I do have a double pointed needle I can use. But my mom always had different sizes of cable needles – I would guess they make a bigger or smaller cable. But I like your idea.

    Have a wonderful weekend.


  9. I don’t seem to be able to knit this. Looks nothing like picture. Mine has no cable down the center, but cables on both sides. Looked at the directions and don’t see anything to show cable in center. What am I doing wrong

  10. Hi,
    Rows 1 & 2 add up to 40 stitches. Row 5 adds up to 34 stitches and Row 9 adds up to 31 stitches. How does that work? I’m a beginner and this doesn’t work for me. What am I missing?……………..Lynda J from the Oregon Coast

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  12. I have finished approx 18 inches of the scarf and it seems to be rolling together which is frustrating me. Do you have any suggestions?

  13. It will curl until you block it. If you did not use a natural fiber (wool, etc) it will probably stay curled. If you are ok with un-doing it and starting over you could always make the last 2 stitches on either side into stockinette stitch and that should take care of the curling issue. Good luck!

  14. I am anxious to make this scarf pattern but nothing in the instructions suggest a beginning and ending border. I would think three rows of garder stitch pattern would be appropriate. If not, than perhaps some tassels would enhance the appearance. I am an experienced, and avid knitter but not clever enough to design patterns. Look forward to your reply. Thank you kindly.

  15. This is really and I love the color. Unfortunately I only K stitch, but I make scarves, shawls, baby blankets, anything square or rectangular like crazy! Must get up the nerve to venture out. I ‘m pretty sure I can purl, just haven’t had practice, but the cable stitch is the one I really want to learn. Beautiful design! Thank you.

  16. Reblogged this on A World Created and commented:
    Reblogging this so I’ll have it at hand. I really want to try this soon. It’s gorgeous, and will be a great beginner cable pattern, I think. Hopefully I can give it a try soon.

  17. I sure would love to make your Lemon Curd Scarf. I have had to restart it. I have read the other comments and seen the correction for CF*, and thanks you for that. My question is, in order to have three cables on the scarf, could I replace row 9 for row 5 and have the pattern & # of stitches come out right? Would it come out looking like your picture? I am a new knitter 😉
    Many thanks, Margo

  18. Sue, on row 9 there is a CP3 in the middle. Margo, you could do that, but the middle cable would be smaller, like the side ones.

  19. I have a question, though. Should the directions read “repeat rows 3-10” instead of “repeat rows 1-10”?

  20. Hi, if i were to increase the stitches as I’m using a 4mm needle with a different type of yarn, what would be the pattern required to achieve the same look?

  21. I knitted this for my granddaughter, and it turned out GREAT! I think I’m going to make one for myself, too. Along with the hat!

  22. Angela, to achieve the same look, you shouldn’t change the pattern. However, using the 6mm needles, the scarf I knitted ended up being pretty wide. You might want to try knitting the first 22 rows and see how wide it turns out. By then, if you need to add a few more stitches, I would add them as the purl stitches in between the cables (on the right side; on the wrong side you would knit them). But it would still look a little different.

  23. This pattern has a different number of stitches on the CF3 rows. 31 and 40 stitches on the others. Needs a correction in the instructions.

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  25. Hello. I’m not sure if you’re still reading this thread, but you ask for 2 skeins of yarn for this pattern. Is each skein 50g or 100g’s? What is the total grams of wool needed? Thank you.

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