So here’s my first knitting post! I just started working on this scarf a couple of weeks ago. I tabbed the pattern for a reversible cable scarf last year in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2010/2011 issue, but it is also available as a download here.
I’m such a sucker for cables – it keeps things interesting – and this one caught my eye since it’s a pretty wide and long scarf. The knitted measurements are about 13” w x 65” h. I’ve knitted about 20” so far – yay! I’m a big fan of cables and this has a right cable and left cable on either side of a large double cable. In between each cable the scarf is knit in a seed stitch. It’s like a scarf sampler!
Since it’s a scarf, I don’t really pay attention to the yarn recommendations and just use what feels nice and has a beautiful color. When I started knitting scarves I’d use really nice 100% wool, but after I put all that work into it, the scarf would feel too scratchy against my skin. Now I just use a soft acrylic or blend. So for this project, I’m using 2 skeins of Caron Simply Soft in Pagoda 0014. The color is this beautiful blue/teal color. I had been in Michael’s a number of months ago and cruised the yarn aisle and came across this yarn. Also, since I knew it would be a while before I used it, picking up a yarn without a dye-lot was probably a smart choice in case I need to go back and buy or order more skeins.
So I’m about a third of the way through…About 15 rows back I realized I really messed up one of the cables. If you look at the pictures, you can see one of the cables looks loosely wavy in one area. I was too far ahead to go back and redo it. Oh well. I figure the scarf will be so long, it will be hardly noticeable. I’ll always know it’s there though. Doh!!