Two colour cables look like complex magic but are as easy to work as a standard cable! This scarf combines an interesting two colour cable at each end with relaxing garter stitch in the centre.

What's covered in this workshop?

This Teachable course goes hand-in-hand with the included written Muileata Scarf knitting pattern so you'll never be left wondering how to approach a section.

Some of the techniques covered in this course are:

  • Long Tail Cast on
  • Cable Basics
  • Edging
  • Two Colour Cable tutorial
  • Working cable and edge stitches
  • Increasing and decreasing in cable pattern
  • Tightening up your stitches
  • Finishing

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Wondering About the Muileata Scarf?

Press play on this video and Carol will explain pattern construction and some of the tips and techniques you'll find inside this learn to knit course:

Meet Your Teacher

Carol trained initially as a textile artist and then as a structural engineer. While both of these backgrounds are very different the influences can be seen in her design work which is well-shaped, flattering to wear and enjoyable to knit.

She strives to design clothing with a difference: not overly complex, but still giving a very unique end product. She likes to work with different construction methods, so long as they enhance the knitting experience and make for a more intuitively put-together knitted item.

Carol has been widely published in books and magazine and travels the world teaching in yarn shops and fibre festivals. The classes she teaches cover a wide range of subjects from cables and chart reading, through garment shaping and customisation right through to short rows and colourwork. In her classes you'll move from learning the basics to refining your knitting skills and fixing problems.

Pattern Information

Two colour cables look like complex magic but are in fact as easy to work as a standard cable! This scarf combines an interesting two colour cable at each end with relaxing garter stitch in the centre.


One Size


Width: 9” / 23 cm

Length: 77” / 195.5 cm


Stolen Stitches ‘Blasta’ (60% Fine Irish Wool, 40% New Zealand Wool; 232 yds / 212 m per 3.6 oz / 100 g); colours:

C1: Burgundy Twist; 2 skeins; C2: Liath; 1 skein.

Approx Yardage: C1: 418 yds / 382 m; C2: 232 yds / 212 m


US size 7 / 4.5 mm needles straight or circ

Always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed, as every knitter’s gauge is unique.

2 markers, plus 3 more optional, locking stitch marker to mark right side of work, cable needle, tapestry needle.


18 sts and 35 rows = 4” / 10 cm Garter Stitch blocked

26 sts and 38 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Cable Pattern blocked

Would you like a yarn kit?

Yarn kits are available for all of our project workshops. You can find the exact colour that Carol chose herself or choose from colour combinations provided.

Muileata is knit using our Blasta yarn. Blasta is known for phenomenal stitch definition with a soft, rustic charm and 60% Irish fleece. It's the result of Project Homegrown with Donegal Yarns. By working on a good selection from the various breeds with improved sorting and grading, they have established an excellent yarn that is comfortable to knit with and wear. The blend contains 60% Fine Irish with 40% New Zealand Lambswool.

So if you'd like to pick up a yarn kit or put your own colour combinations together just click the button below: