Honeycomb Cable Knit Scarf

Welcome to my free pattern for this honeycomb cable scarf!

The yarn used in this project was the inspiration for the theme and texture. The colour reminded me of honeycomb and honeybees and summer yet the yarn was so chunky and soft it was perfect for winter. I decided to take the two, summer colours and winter patterns and pair them together to create this honeycomb textured scarf.

What you’ll need:

  • Approximately 330 meters or 3 x 100g chunky weight yarn. For this project I used Women’s Institute Soft and Chunky Yarn in Mustard from my local Hobby Craft – available here
  • US Size 11 (8mm) Knitting needles.
  • Cable needle of equivalent size
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle (to weave in ends)


  • K – Knit
  • P – Purl
  • T2B – Twist two back – place the first stitch on the cable needle and hold in the back, knit the second stitch, purl the first stitch from the cable needle.
  • T2F – Twist two front – Place the first stitch on the cable needle and hold in the front, purl the second stitch, knit the first stitch from the cable needle
  • * – Repeat sequence


Difficulty: Intermediate skill, knowledge of cable knitting required

Gauge: 13 stitches and 15 rows = 4 inches or 10cm with 8mm knitting needles

This pattern uses a long tail cast on.

The cable is knit over a 4 row repeat.


Cast on 30 stitches.

Row 1: K1, *T2B, T2f repeat from * until last stitch, K1

Row 2: Purl all stitches

Row 3: K1, *T2f, T2B repeat from * until last stitch, K1

Row 4: Purl all stitches


Repeat rows 1-4 until scarf measures approximately 65-70 inches.

Note: cast off purl-wise on the final row 4 of pattern. 


Weave in ends.

Finishing/ Fringing:

Measure and cut 42 pieces of yarn at 14 inches each.

Take three strands of yarn for each fringe and thread through the cast on and off edges of the scarf. You want your fringe to sit where the cable crosses over and you should have 7 fringe pieces on each end of the scarf. (as below).

And here’s the finished product! I am so in love with this pattern.

If you make your own Honeycomb Cable scarf with this pattern, I would love to see it! You can share your photos on my Facebook page, tag me on Twitter (@zocreates) or Instagram (@zoe.creates) and you can use the hashtag #zoecreates.

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Happy Making!



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