View Full Version : Braided Cable Scarf

01-05-2009, 10:28 AM
OK, so this is my very first knitting project (other than the practice yarn I learned to knit/purl on.) I've been told I chose an ambitious first thing to do. LOL After about a gazillion re-starts, it's gotten to be about 4 feet long so far.

01-05-2009, 10:58 AM
Very pretty. Quite ambitious for a first project! You did great. I try to be pretty ambitious too, I say jump right in and try things!

01-05-2009, 10:59 AM
Wow, that's great! It looks fantastic. I admire you. I am a first timer too and I am knitting a simple scarf all in knit stitch for my dad. Keep up the good work! :knitting:

PS I too have restarted mine a zillion times. ;)

01-05-2009, 11:32 AM
Way to go on your first project, it looks great!! :happydance:

01-05-2009, 11:40 AM
great work! :thumbsup:

01-05-2009, 12:00 PM
Very pretty! And excellent work for a first project! Good job.

01-05-2009, 12:11 PM
I think that it's absolutely drop dead gorgeous:thumbsup:! I'm such a sucker for cables scarves, it's just so pretty:inlove:! WTG for your first project! Now you can do anything:cheering:

01-05-2009, 12:13 PM
Ditto what KnittingNat said - I love, love, love cables! And that is really pretty. If this is your first "real" project, then I'd say you have a bright knitting future ahead of you! Nice job!! :woohoo:


01-05-2009, 04:01 PM
Thank you all for your kind words of encouragement and praise. :aww: I'm extremely excited that it's turning out so well and can hardly wait to see what else I can do. LOL

01-05-2009, 04:05 PM
That's just gorgeous! Is that your own pattern or is it from a book or online? I only ask because this is EXACTLY the kind of pattern I've been looking for for a couple of years, and I've never been able to find it.

You're doing an amazing job! Keep at it and you'll be making all kinds of fun stuff soon! :yay:

01-05-2009, 04:40 PM
Oh, that cable is beautiful!!!!!

01-05-2009, 05:52 PM
Great job!

01-05-2009, 06:08 PM
Thanks!! *big proud smile*

Ladyjessica, no, it's not my own pattern, but rather a free one I found on the net. The link to the site is here. (http://www.mimknits.com)

01-05-2009, 06:57 PM
Ambitious indeed! I couldn't even look at cabled projects until a few months ago. Great job!! :thumbsup:

01-05-2009, 07:46 PM
Fantastic job! This just goes to show that you should limit yourself because someone says something is too hard for a beginner. Good on you for taking it on. Your cable looks great. :cheering:

01-05-2009, 08:00 PM
Terrific job and beautifully done!!

Hats off to you for being so ambitious, I think making 'difficult' items makes and keeps knitting more interesting. =)

01-05-2009, 08:02 PM
Love your scarf! The pattern is great and so is the knitting.

01-05-2009, 10:29 PM
Susan, thank you so much for that link! I'm definitely going to put this on my to-do list. Thanks again! :hug:

01-06-2009, 08:47 AM
OMG - you new knitters producing FOs like this put me to shame!!! I'm embarrassed to tell you how long it took me to do cables after learning to knit!

01-06-2009, 09:59 AM
Hi Susan!! =)

I just printed the instructions from the link you provided. I really love the look of the yarn in your scarf, would you tell us what you used?

01-06-2009, 04:01 PM
Thank you all again for the kind words. I'm still at it. Gotta get a whole 6 feet before I can claim it as a FO. LOL

Sure, I'm happy to share what I used. I am actually knitting with two colors together, both Elsebeth Lavold's Silky Tweed. One is blue and the other green. (Color #'s 08 and 03) Don't ask which is which, as I only have the wrappers in my knitting bag, but can't recall which one came off which skein. :teehee:

01-06-2009, 04:16 PM
That is so beautiful and looks so chunky and warm. Great job!!

01-07-2009, 05:00 AM
It is really really gorgeous, and I simply love the yarn to pieces! WOWZER!