I decided to make my Grandpa a scarf for Christmas and settled on the Irish Hiking Scarf from Hello Yarn. After knitting in to it for awhile I realized it was too wide for a SC winter. I re-vamped it to fit what I wanted as well as I hated the garter stitch edge. I decided to post the alterations. Pic will come soon. Original pattern can be found Here.
worsted weight yarn, I used Plymouth Encore
size 8 needles (i find circ to be better than straight needles)
cable needle or DP
Cast on 32 ST
Row 1 (WS) p3, k3, p6, k3, p2, k3, p6, k3, p3
Row 2 (RS) k3, p3, k6, p3, k2, p3, k6, p3, k3
on the next rows you will slip the first and last stitch with yarn in front
Row 3 (WS) sl1, p2, k3, p6, k3, p2, k3, p6, k3, p2, sl1
Row 4 (RS) k3, p3, k6, p3, k2, p3, k6, p3, k3
Row's 5, 7, 9 same as 3 and all subsequent WS rows will follow this
Row's 6, 8 same as R2/4
Row 10 (RS) k3, p3, C6F, p3, k2, p3, C6F, p3, k3
C6F= slip 1st 3 ST onto cable needle or DP, knit next 3 ST, then knit 3 ST on cable needle.
Knit until desired length ending on Row 9.