Sure, here’s a description and a free pattern for a cable stitch scarf for men:


A cable stitch scarf is a classic and timeless accessory that adds a touch of sophistication and warmth to any man’s wardrobe. Whether you’re a seasoned knitter or a beginner looking for a new challenge, this pattern will guide you through creating a cozy and stylish scarf. The cable stitch, with its twisted and intertwined design, gives the scarf a textured and rugged appearance, making it perfect for men of all ages.

Materials You’ll Need:

  • Worsted weight yarn in your preferred color (approximately 200-250 yards)
  • Knitting needles, size US 8 (5 mm)
  • Cable needle
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends


Cast On:

  1. Start by casting on 40 stitches. You can adjust the width by adding or subtracting stitches in multiples of 8, but 40 stitches should give you a good width for a men’s scarf.

Row 1 (Right Side):

  1. K4, P4 across the row.

Row 2 (Wrong Side):

  1. P4, K4 across the row.

Row 3:

  1. K4, P4 across the row.

Row 4:

  1. P4, K4 across the row.

Row 5:

  1. K4, P4 across the row.

Row 6:

  1. P4, K4 across the row.

Row 7:

  1. C4B, P4 across the row. (To make a C4B, slip the next 2 stitches onto the cable needle and hold them in the back of your work, knit the next 2 stitches, then knit the 2 stitches from the cable needle.)

Row 8:

  1. P4, K4 across the row.

Repeat Rows 1-8:

Continue repeating Rows 1-8 until your scarf reaches the desired length, typically around 60-70 inches for an adult scarf.

Bind Off:

When you’re ready to finish your scarf, bind off all stitches in pattern.


Weave in any loose ends using a yarn needle. Block your scarf if necessary to give it a polished look. Blocking involves gently wetting the scarf, shaping it to the desired dimensions, and allowing it to dry flat.

Your cable stitch scarf for men is now complete! It’s a wonderful gift for loved ones or a fantastic addition to your own winter wardrobe. The classic cable design adds a touch of elegance to any outfit while keeping you warm and cozy on chilly days. Enjoy your knitting!