I noticed that many people are searching for this pattern when they get to my site so I contacted Sue at Adirondack Yarns in Lake Placid and got her approval to post the Braided Cable Alpaca Scarf pattern. Enjoy!
Braided Cable Alpaca Scarf
2 skeins of Catalina Baby Alpaca chunky (109 yards each, 3.5 sts & 4.5 rows = 1" on #10.5 needle, 100 grams or 3.5 ounces each)
US 10 needles
Gauge: It's a scarf, let's be adventurous . . .
C6F - Slip 3 sts onto cable needle & hold to the front, knit 3 sts, then knit the 3 sts from the cable needle
C6B - Slip 3 sts onto cable needle & hold to the back, knit 3 sts, then knit the 3 sts from the cable needle
Cast on 24 sts
Row 1: *C6F* repeat 4 times
Row 2: P
Row 3: K
Row 4: P
Row 5: K3, *C6B* repeat 3 times, K3
Row 6: P
Row 7: K
Row 8: P
Repeat these 8 rows until desired length is reached.
Here is a close up of the cables (please excuse my poor photography skills - it's actually red yarn and this further proves I'm a knitter, not a photographer)