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mel.b
06-29-2007, 06:29 AM
I've just started the Irish Hiking Scarf. This is my first go at cables and I'm loving it:inlove: So easy and so fun, and it looks fantastic:cheering:

I'm using Malabrigo Chunky in Pink Frost. This is the first time I have used Malabrigo and I completely understand why people are in love with it. I don't know how I am going to go back to knitting with other wool now:roflhard:

Anyway, here is my scarf (started last night)...

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d198/meldives/various001.jpg

Mel.b

Susan P.
06-29-2007, 07:22 AM
Lovely..cables are fun once you are into the rhythm of doing them :)

knitkat
06-29-2007, 09:52 AM
Lovely..reminds me that I really need to make this scarf!

Mariblue
06-29-2007, 10:44 AM
That's looking great! :cheering:

Kaydee
06-29-2007, 10:58 AM
Very nice!

Chel
06-29-2007, 11:34 AM
Very pretty-and PINK!!!!

:)

ADAllen
06-29-2007, 11:59 AM
I'm not normally a fan of pink, but this scarf is great.

Robinknits
06-29-2007, 03:10 PM
Looks great and I love the pink!

UnspeakableJoy
06-29-2007, 03:56 PM
It's so pretty!! I :heart: it!! I haven't tried cables yet, but your scarf inspires me to try!

feministmama
06-29-2007, 04:11 PM
oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo o:heart:

Arielluria
06-29-2007, 04:46 PM
Beautiful! I bought some yarn today to start my first one too.
:muah:

PaperGirl
06-29-2007, 05:20 PM
Pretty! I think I may put this in my ever growing list!

mel.b
06-29-2007, 06:55 PM
Thanks everyone:hug: I actually have two pink scarfs OTN at the moment! but this one is definately my favourite with both the colour and wool (I mean, C'mon, it IS Malabrigo afterall:roflhard:)

Mel.b

auburnchick
06-29-2007, 11:57 PM
Lovely..reminds me that I really need to make this scarf!


Me too!

I love the yarn you're using!

KnittingNat
07-01-2007, 06:53 AM
great cables and LOVELY color! Can't wait to order some Malabrigo...

karendawn
07-03-2007, 02:28 PM
Looks great! :cheering:

And also familiar as I knit the same scarf using the same yarn (except I don't think mine was chunky, but it is the same color): My Irish Hiking Scarf (http://whatkarenknits.blogspot.com/2006/12/my-scarf-in-mmmmalabrigo.html)

ArtLady1981
07-04-2007, 03:48 AM
I've just started the Irish Hiking Scarf. This is my first go at cables and I'm loving it:inlove: So easy and so fun, and it looks fantastic:cheering:

I'm using Malabrigo Chunky in Pink Frost. This is the first time I have used Malabrigo and I completely understand why people are in love with it. I don't know how I am going to go back to knitting with other wool now:roflhard:

Anyway, here is my scarf (started last night)...

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d198/meldives/various001.jpg

Mel.b


What qualities do you like best about the yarn? I keep hearing abou it...but have never touched any...am wondering if I need to get some!

Where is the pattern for the Irish scarf? Is it a free online pattern? Seems to me I saw it somewhere...but I couldn't find the link nor the pattern on my computer!

dakatzmeow
07-04-2007, 06:46 AM
luscious!

karendawn
07-04-2007, 08:32 AM
What qualities do you like best about the yarn? I keep hearing abou it...but have never touched any...am wondering if I need to get some!

Where is the pattern for the Irish scarf? Is it a free online pattern? Seems to me I saw it somewhere...but I couldn't find the link nor the pattern on my computer!

Malabrigo is just incredibly soft. You truly do have to get some and feel it for yourself. I love wearing my scarf. When I bought some more Malabrigo at a yarn store, the woman at the counter asked if she could touch it. Usually I don't want people fondling my yarn, but I completely understood the compulsion to touch the Malabrigo and let her.

Here's the pattern for the Irish Hiking Scarf (http://www.helloyarn.com/irishhikingscarf.pdf).

Arielluria
07-04-2007, 12:16 PM
I'm enjoying making my first one and loving it. I started it for my husband's aunt, but I'm thinking starting another one for her. I thought it would be nice to double the size and do it in the round so the cables are always visible. Has anyone ever done that?

KT120
07-04-2007, 02:08 PM
That scarf is beauuuuutiful and that color looks great! I'm going to make one for my father starting next week. If I do a good job I will attempt one for myself (but in malabrigo for me).

nadja la claire
07-04-2007, 03:01 PM
That looks so soft and cozy. I love the color.

:muah: :hug:

Nadja xxx

mel.b
07-04-2007, 09:46 PM
Thanks again everyone:hug: The scarf is growing beautifully...I will try and post another picture tonight. I would love to use Malabrigo and this pattern to make a blanket as it's soo nice and warm laying on my lap while knitting, but could you imagine the cost and time!

Someone asked what was so good about Malabrigo. It is so soft and warm, but to knit with, it just glides through your fingers and feels so good. It's unlike any wool I have ever used before and I don't know how I am going to knit with anything else ever again!

Mel

Arielluria
07-07-2007, 10:48 AM
I can't BELIEVE how fast mine is going!!!!!! I'm already half done, and I like long scarves! I have ideas for my next one already. I'm keeping THIS one! ;).........and hope to make an even more special one for my husband's aunt for Christmas!xxx

Arielluria
07-07-2007, 11:06 AM
Have y'all seen the Wrist Warmers (http://irishhikingknitalong.blogspot.com/2004/12/irish-hiking-wrist-warmers.html) on the IHS KA Blog?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/delia_ann/aaihwwfull.jpg

Reminds me of Fetching (http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer06/PATTfetching.html):
http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer06/IMAGES/fetchingBEAUTY.jpg

Oh.........and I love these Buttoned-Up Fingerless Gloves (http://www.straw.com/cpy/patterns/mikado-buttonup-gloves.html)......add some IHS cables to it and it would be dynamite!

http://www.straw.com/cpy/patterns/images/mikado-button-up-gloves2.jpg
:flirt:

nadja la claire
07-07-2007, 05:11 PM
What qualities do you like best about the yarn? I keep hearing abou it...but have never touched any...am wondering if I need to get some!

Where is the pattern for the Irish scarf? Is it a free online pattern? Seems to me I saw it somewhere...but I couldn't find the link nor the pattern on my computer!

YOU NEED TO GET SOME!!!!! It is so soooooft and it knits up beautifully. :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: You must, must, must experience the Mmmmmmmmmmalabrigo!!!!!!!!

:muah: :hug:

Nadja :knitting:

Andrea31
07-09-2007, 12:41 PM
Very pretty. I love malabrigo and this color looks fabulous!

Arielluria
07-09-2007, 12:46 PM
I'm in the same boat. Can't wait to actually try that Malabrigo!

kbagel
07-09-2007, 11:43 PM
I was thinking of knitting thie Irish Hiking Scarf using Malabrigo Chunky but I like really wide scarves. Do you know how wide yours is?
Thanks,
Kristin

mel.b
07-10-2007, 07:47 AM
Hi Kbagel,

My IHS in Malabrigo Chunky is 7 1/2 inches wide. I'm using size 5.5mm needles (US9). Personally due to the thickness of the wool and the chunkiness of the pattern and cables I wouldn't do it any wider. I think it would just be too bulky around your neck. I've used 3 skeins of Malabrigo so far and my scarf is 52 inches long. I probably want to do another half skein or so.

HTH,
Mel.b

Jaxhil
07-13-2007, 05:46 PM
ooooh, it's gorgeous!! :muah:

Arielluria
07-19-2007, 07:29 PM
Here's my first one. It's pretty long, though you can't tell by my 1' tall model ;). I did it in exactly 1 week and it was a blast. 2nd one already started, for a Christmas present.

Our model is Cricket ;)

Arielluria
07-19-2007, 07:36 PM
My pics didn't take. I re-posted here (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showthread.php?p=910584#post910584) and on my blog.

Arielluria
07-19-2007, 07:55 PM
OK, trying again! For some reason when you try to edit and add a pic, it never works! I think I forgot to hit the "upload" button the first time. More pics of Cricket in scarf on my blog (http://luknits.blogspot.com/2007/07/my-first-irish-hiking-scarf.html).

mulene
07-20-2007, 02:10 PM
Love the pinky IHS =D Love this pattern it works so well with your choice of yarn too. I must make another!