It looks difficult but it's actually an easy cable pattern. It's the crossed arrow cable stitch pattern. CO 28 stitches for a 6 inch width. For a 9 inch height I repeated rows 1-16, 2 times total, then did rows 1-12. I used a 10.5 needle.
This is called the 3 stranded "braid" knitted cable stitch pattern. This piece is 6 x 9 inches. I made it this way because of a charity BUT you may just want to use the cable pattern itself. That way you can change the surround stitches. If that's the case, I have the cable pattern in a dark red font in bold. The instructional PDF, if you wish to download it, is available immediately (no wait) at http://www.mediafire.com/download/n9kxrvor46eo40m/3_stranded_w_ribbing.pdf
I was a beginner knitter when I started doing cables. It take just a little practice. This
is a good beginner cable pattern. I say that because you are only using the cable needle
every other Right Side row. I surrounded the cable pattern with ribbing and
Approx. 40 yards of worsted weight yarn
(In Stockinette Stitch) is 4.5 stitches and 5 rows per inch
stitch - For the moss stitch border you will (K1 P1)x2 on the Right Side rows
you will knit the purls and purl the knits on the Wrong Side rows
= Right cross on 6 stitches, Slip 3
Stitch to cable needle, and hold in
Knit 3 stitches then knit the 3 from the cable needle.
= Left cross on 6 stitches, Slip 3
Stitch to cable needle, and hold in front.
3 stitches then knit the 3 from the cable needle.
PATTERN: Cable pattern in red
1, 3: 4 Moss, K3, P2, K9, P2, K3, 4 Moss
2, 4: 4 Moss, P3, K2, P9, K2, P3, 4 Moss
5: 4 Moss, K3, P2, K9, P2, K3, 4 Moss
6, 8,10: 4 Moss, P3, K2, P9, K2, P3, 4 Moss
7: 4 Moss, K3, P2, RC K3, P2, K3, 4 Moss
9: 4 Moss, K3, P2, K9, P2, K3, 4 Moss
11: 4 Moss, K3, P2, K3 LC, P2, K3, 4 Moss
12: 4 Moss, P3, K2, P9, K2, P3, 4 Moss
rows 5-12 for cable pattern
make this exact piece do Rows 1-12,
then do Rows (5 thru 12)4
Loom Scarf made with a circular loom, the red one. I used Lionbrand Wool Ease Quick & Thick. "Fisherman" I used the entire skein. You might want to buy 2 if you want a longer scarf. With 1 skein it measured 42 inches long. It's 6 1/4 width when using 16 posts. It was done in stockinette stitch using the "knit over" stitch. I included links to instructional videos from http://www.youtube.com/ in case you are new to looms.