Monday, July 24, 2006

Cables aren't really THAT bad..


After getting a cable needle the other day, I was itching to learn how to actually use it. It was surprisingly easy. I found a pattern online that didn't look too difficult, and I cast on. It knit up in no time, although I did make it a little shorter than normal because it is going to my step-sister who is 12. It is another Christmas gift, of course!



Since I wasn't accustomed to using the cable needle, I probably should have started off on something that required a few less stitches to be put on the cable needle. Apparantly, I knit a little too snug, and it was a struggle to get all 8 stitches off the needle. It got better towards the end, but you really can't tell too much of a difference. It is a really lovely pattern.



As I was finishing up the scarf, Jasmine refused to get off my lap. So, to get her back I made her wear the scarf for awhile. She didn't seem to mind, but is giving the camera the meanest look I think I've ever seen.

Pattern: Quick Knit Reversible Rib Scarf - Free!
Cost: About $3 in Caron Simply Soft stash yarn
Time: 8-10 hours Posted by Picasa

5 comments:

Claudia said...

So pretty! I just got a cable needle, too, and I guess I'm going to start with the Irish Hiking scarf. Just need to print off the pattern and try it!

Sarah said...

That's a really cool pattern. Now are you and your cable needle ready for a big aran sweater?

Nicole said...

Nice scarf - soon you'll be doing complex and twisty cables like in Rogue!

http://www.girlfromauntie.com/patterns/shop/rogue/detail.php

http://staciesadventures.blogspot.com said...

I love it, and I love the color you chose from your stash too--so soft looking. I was about to start the Irish Hiking Scarf, but these monster cables are so dramatic and impressive that I'm rethinking it. Sounds like this one knit up really fast.
~Stacie

Monika said...

The scarf looks real good. I've saved the pattern for later use. I like the color too and I'm afraid of your kitty, if looks could kill! ;o)