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jdee
10-15-2006, 07:33 PM
I wrote about this project in the General forum. This is a scarf I'm making for my husband's daughter for Christmas. I've always shied away from cables, thinking they would be so difficult, but they're not at all.

craftymom
10-15-2006, 07:44 PM
Very pretty!

ae
10-15-2006, 09:19 PM
that looks great! :cheering: (makes me want to try cables...)

gardenmommy
10-15-2006, 09:31 PM
It's beautiful! Can't wait to see it finished!

fluffypechey
10-15-2006, 10:26 PM
that looks great! :cheering: (makes me want to try cables...)


Me Too!!!

That looks gorgeous.


:hug: Sharon

Amber
10-15-2006, 10:57 PM
Beautiful!

jjminarcik
10-15-2006, 11:04 PM
Great job! :cheering: :cheering:

Jenelle
10-15-2006, 11:30 PM
That's going to look great when its finished! :cheering:

mwedzi
10-16-2006, 11:56 AM
Looks great! See, now don't you wish you had tried cables earlier? Just like many said in the post on what they wish they knew when they were new, to not waste time being afraid to try things. Good job.

Is this the Irish Hiking Scarf pattern?

Jan in CA
10-16-2006, 12:35 PM
That's so pretty! The cool thing about cables is they look hard and people are duly impressed. :teehee:

rebecca
10-16-2006, 02:16 PM
So pretty! What a great gift!

jdee
10-18-2006, 12:29 AM
You're all so wonderful, I just love coming to knitting help.

Well, I had a bit of bad luck with my scarf, but all is well now. I had dropped a stitch, and THOUGHT I'd picked it back up. I was nearing the last 20, or so, rows, when I picked it up to have a look. Way back where I'd dropped my stitch, I had picked up the wrong loop, throwing the pattern way off in that spot. I had to frog all the way back to that point, which was half the scarf, and start over. :waah:

But it's fine now. I've already gotten back up to the point where I was. Oh, well. I'm just glad I looked. I'd have hated to finish the whole thing, only to find that I'd messed up. I'll post another pic, as soon as it's completed.

DreamWeaver
10-18-2006, 02:27 AM
That's really pretty :happydance:

Rorshach
10-18-2006, 02:29 AM
Excellent job so far on that. One thing I've noticed, is that the things that look really intricate, like lace, or cabling is actually pretty easy, as long as you understand where you're going with it. Keep it up and you'll do just great! :thumbsup:

mrs desert rain
10-18-2006, 09:34 AM
very pretty -- and it looks ultra soft. what are you using?

AnreeAce
10-18-2006, 09:42 AM
I'm sorry you had to frog back so much of the scarf. It always breaks my heart when I have to do that. But you know how it is, you rip back if the mistake is all you can see when you look at the project!

It looks great in the earlier pic! Keep it up, and don't forget to take more pics when it's done!

jdee
10-18-2006, 03:08 PM
very pretty -- and it looks ultra soft. what are you using?

It is very soft. I'm using Debbie Bliss, cashmerino DK. It's the first time I've ever used it. We usually don't spend this much money on yarn, but since it's a Christmas gift, we decided to get this yarn. The pattern called for the pure cashmere, but that's not in my budget, even when I splurge.

jdee
10-18-2006, 08:27 PM
Well, I've got it completed, and I need to block it, but I've got a question...

I usually use acrylic yarns, and block my projects by shaping and pinning them to a towel, spritzing them lightly with a water bottle, and letting it dry flat. Can I block cashmerino yarn the same way? I've never used it, and I don't know.

Cristy
10-18-2006, 08:55 PM
I can't answer your blocking question but I'd love to know where I can find that pattern...

KnittyKitty
10-18-2006, 08:56 PM
Ooo! Beautiful! I can't wait to see the finished product!

jdee
10-18-2006, 11:34 PM
I can't answer your blocking question but I'd love to know where I can find that pattern...

It's in the Debbie Bliss Pure Cashmere book. If I can find someone with a scanner, I can send it to you.

jdee
10-24-2006, 08:38 PM
I finished the cabled scarf, and am in the midst of blocking. I just wanted to post some new pictures....

jdee
10-24-2006, 08:39 PM
Here is a picture of a hat that I'm making to go with the scarf. This will be my first hat.

mks22300
10-24-2006, 09:21 PM
It all looks great! I love that scarf!!

jdee
10-26-2006, 08:23 PM
Well, I had to unravel my hat. :wall: The pattern is worked flat, then seamed up the back. I knew I was taking a chance, because I make terrible looking seams. I've decided to make the hat again, but this time, I've joined it in the round. I guess that will work.

kemp
10-27-2006, 09:06 AM
The scarf turned out great!

rebecca
10-27-2006, 11:53 AM
Love the scarf!
I always have to knit hats to go with my scarves, too :wink:

CarmenIbanez
10-27-2006, 04:27 PM
I am so so so happy for you. Isn't it awesome to knit something really beautiful? You just look at it and thing, "I did that!". Must be how Mikey felt when he painted the Sistene Chapel, huh?

It's lovely and you are going to love wearing it, GREAT JOB!

MrsSquirty
10-27-2006, 05:55 PM
wow they are great

i jsut need a cable needle now beforei can try it lol wonder if i can talk Hubby into buying me a cable needle tomorrow :teehee:

keep up the good work though

might get round to posting some of my finished items soon hehe

Hsiaokuo62
10-27-2006, 07:04 PM
I love the way the yarns looks so soft, and the cables show really well on it. Is that a seed st between the cables? Sorry to hear about the frogging, been there, done that!!

Pink Dandelion
10-27-2006, 07:33 PM
Awww sorry about needing to rip back :pout: that's always so frustrating.

Looks like a great 'first cables' project! I :heart: cables :hug:

meg
10-27-2006, 11:20 PM
looks great!!! :cheering:

jdee
10-28-2006, 12:56 AM
I love the way the yarns looks so soft, and the cables show really well on it. Is that a seed st between the cables? Sorry to hear about the frogging, been there, done that!!

it is a pattern that when finished, looks like lace. I'm not sure what it's called. you slip 1 with yarn in front, knit 1 then pass you sl over, then yarn front again before beginning the six knit stitches that will become your cable. Does that make since? The hat is done in moss/seed stitch. There wasn't a hat pattern to match the scarf (I guess because of the lacy part), so I just picked out one I liked.

Thank you for all the compliments. I really am proud of the way it looks, and I will never fear cables again. :oops: If fact, I can't believe I feared them in the first place.

jamiejeans
10-28-2006, 09:05 PM
lovely! Its so funny how a technique can look so complicated and then when you do it, its like "This is nothing!"