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Old 12-07-2007, 04:53 PM   #1
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FO: Finally Finished! Viking Knits Cabled Scarf!
Well, I never thought the day would come! I finally finished this Viking Knits Cabled scarf! It is my pattern, sorta. I took the Viking Cable pattern from Elsebeth Lavold's first book, then added other stitches around it to make it into a scarf.

I originally had big ideas to make this scarf 70" long.
But, alas, the boredom got to me. I settled for 48".
For short me (5' tall, barely)...48" will do! If this had been a gift
scarf for a tall guy, I woulda continued. I have 3 skeins of the Rowan Tapestry still remaining, which will become a hat and fingerless gloves (maybe "Fetching"!) someday. But, not now.

I blocked the scarf using wires and heavy mist. It really made short work of the blocking process! No more pin "pulls/pimples"!
And, the heavy misting really tamed the scarf pattern cables.

Well here are my photos, overkill once again!



Around the neck view:


Another view:


A closeup view of my cables using Rowan Tapestry. Three skeins, btw.


Here is a photo (below) of the diagram/sketch of the cable, as seen in the pages of her book. I want to give credit where credit is due! Her book is still on sale at Amazon.com by the way. Click HERE
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Old 12-07-2007, 05:02 PM   #2
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I love it and that colorway is beautiful.

Could you write a pattern for that? I'd love to make one of those.
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I absolutely love it. I love the cable and the colorway. I can't wait to start some fancier cables after my Christmas knittin is done.
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The scarf is really amazing. Your work is beautiful, as usual.
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Gorgeous, I wish I liked doing cables or I'd try my hand at something so detailed, lovely!!
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What a beautiful work! This Viking Knitting is a must-have, apparently! And the Rowan Tapestry colours give a sort of a northern, Scandinavian look to it...
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How did you block it with wire?
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Old 12-07-2007, 06:55 PM   #8
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That is the most beautiful hand knitted scarf I've ever seen!
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Old 12-07-2007, 06:58 PM   #9
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Sooooo pretty in that yarn! Just beautiful!!!!
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Gorgeous knitting! I love Lavold's cables.
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