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GinnyG
03-09-2008, 10:07 AM
It seems like forever since I actually finished something.
Here is my first baby blanket, for my first grandchild (due 9/2). I used Aunt Pearl's cable blanket pattern and Red Heat "soft Baby" (had to overcome my hatred for acrylic yarn, but wanted someting washable). I did use the pattern modifications suggested here, the original pattern did not add stitches when the cable started resulting in a "pucker". I "made two" stitches for each cable.

AND, in a rare occurance, I had two projects on the needles. The baby blanket and I made a scarf using the Saxon Braid from the Cable Jacket (Maleknitter posted a bit ago). I covet this cable jacket pattern and now after making a scarf I actually think I might be able to manage the sweater, it's the same pattern with a simple cable in between the repeats. The scarf is made from Lamb's Pride Bulky and was a great way to "get a handle" on the cable stitch pattern. The bulky yarn has great stitch definition and was easy to work with.

mwhite
03-09-2008, 10:36 AM
Ginny, those are both VERY nice and the Saxon braid is stunning! I gotta go find that post by maleknitter!

ritaw
03-09-2008, 10:37 AM
Stunning work :)

dreamsherl
03-09-2008, 10:44 AM
Very nice. I find that a scarf is a very satisfying project the can be completed quickly.

GinnyG
03-09-2008, 10:47 AM
Ginny, those are both VERY nice and the Saxon braid is stunning! I gotta go find that post by maleknitter!

Here is the link to the pattern:
http://www.prima.co.uk/index.php/v1/Cable_jacket (http://www.prima.co.uk/index.php/v1/Cable_jacket)


And here is the link to the post:
http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=75439&highlight=Maleknitter

dustinac
03-09-2008, 10:58 AM
:inlove: they are lovely!! Great job :thumbsup:

sue in canada
03-09-2008, 10:59 AM
They are both beautiful. Great work.

Jaxhil
03-09-2008, 11:27 AM
Both are absolutely GORGEOUS-great job!

Karina
03-09-2008, 11:30 AM
They both look great. thanks for the link, will have to try making that scarf.

Lollilulu
03-09-2008, 11:57 AM
The Saxon braid looks fantastic!

Ginnyb
03-09-2008, 01:11 PM
These are beautiful! The saxon braid is gorgeous!
Ginny

mhansen
03-09-2008, 01:17 PM
Beautiful!!

KnitWit1987
03-09-2008, 01:20 PM
I LOVE LOVE LOVE :inlove: the scarf its look G-R-REAT!!!:yay:

Lima
03-09-2008, 01:21 PM
i LOVE CABLED SCARF!!!:muah:

Pjusken
03-09-2008, 01:28 PM
Ooooh I love those! That braid is absolutely lovely.

mdog182
03-09-2008, 04:02 PM
both projects look awesome! i especially like the saxon braid scarf.

ah
03-09-2008, 06:50 PM
Both look just great! The washable baby blanket will be much appreciated.

knit2btied
03-10-2008, 05:01 PM
Congratulations on your coming grandchild! That'll be SO much fun! You are way ahead of the game in getting a blanket knitted already! (smile)

Both projects are absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing them.

Knit4Pie
03-10-2008, 09:55 PM
I love them both...and I've already bookmarked that scarf. I plan to change my hat and scarf for next winter and THAT'S the scarf I want. Now to find a hat to go with it!

GinnyG
03-11-2008, 05:17 AM
I love them both...and I've already bookmarked that scarf. I plan to change my hat and scarf for next winter and THAT'S the scarf I want. Now to find a hat to go with it!

Funny you should say that, I have enough yarn left for a hat and have been trying to figure out WHAT hat!

Suggestions???

monzogary
03-11-2008, 09:00 AM
Gorgeous work! I love cables.

TheGoldenKnitch
03-11-2008, 11:36 AM
Those look great! I am green with envy! I'm brand new to knitting and still working on my first boring ol' garter stitch scarf...I love cables so much, I can't wait until I'm good enough to knit with them!

GinnyG
03-11-2008, 11:48 AM
Those look great! I am green with envy! I'm brand new to knitting and still working on my first boring ol' garter stitch scarf...I love cables so much, I can't wait until I'm good enough to knit with them!

You will be amazed at how easy cables REALLY are!!!!!!!!! If you can knit and purl you can cable!

TheGoldenKnitch
03-14-2008, 04:17 PM
Ooh, yay! I can't wait till I'm here posting my first cabled project!

KnittingNat
03-14-2008, 07:50 PM
Beautiful! Cables are an addiction, aren't they?

snowbear
03-14-2008, 10:07 PM
Just awesome. You rock.. You do realize we need to see the precious grandchild in that blanket once the baby has made his/her debut!

GinnyG
03-15-2008, 08:18 AM
hehehehehehe yes cables are addicting!!!

rorygilmore
03-15-2008, 07:57 PM
Both are so nice, I can't pick a favorite! :inlove:

KniftyKnitterGal
03-15-2008, 08:09 PM
Where did you find the pattern for that Saxon Braid?!?!? I want to make that!

GinnyG
03-15-2008, 08:31 PM
Where did you find the pattern for that Saxon Braid?!?!? I want to make that!
The braid is the main cable in this sweater:
http://www.prima.co.uk/index.php/v1/Cable_jacket (http://www.prima.co.uk/index.php/v1/Cable_jacket)

I am planning to start the jacket and wanted to "practice" the cable.

Maria2009
03-16-2008, 04:54 AM
wow wow is all i can say,everything looks amazing:)

dmknits
03-24-2008, 06:04 PM
They both look great, but I especially love the scarf!

Hygiene Mama
03-26-2008, 09:27 AM
Beautiful!:heart: