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Topic: a superfast, super easy cable scarf, without cable needles[update- new tutorial]  (Read 2484 times)
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« on: December 24, 2007 10:11:20 AM »

in the 'stitch and bitch nation' book, there is a scarf that i believe is called a cheat cable scarf, or something like that. well, i loved the idea of it, but already bought lion brand wool ease thick and quick for my christmas gift scarfs. what did i do? well i fixed up the pattern of course and loved the results of my even more cheatful cheat cable scarf. so i made one for a friend and this one i just finished for my grand mother, who is going to get it tonight. i thought she deserved one, she did teach me to knit after all..
merry christmas grandma!!


modeled by me. for those who want to know, the scarf itself is about 5 1/2 ft long.


and modeled by my floor.


and a better view of both sides. the back (left) is basically ribbed, but mines a bit wonkey for some reason. and the front is cabled. pretty amazing.

EDIT!!
my grandmother loved it! and now i can continue to create one for myself, but first...

heres the tutorial. i am sorry if it is a bit confusing, but if you are confused, just let me know. ill answer any questions.
also note that this is the first tutorial i've ever made, so be kind.

materials-
size 13 US needles
yarn- lion brand wool ease (you will need 2)

gauge- 9st/4in

CO 13 st

row 1- K1, P2. repeat until one is left on the row, end K1

row 2- p1. heres where it gets confusing. K on the SECOND stitch on the left needle. don't move anything yet. then K on the FIRST stitch on the left needle. pull off those two stitches from the left needle. you should now have 3 st on your right needle. this is what makes your cable. if it helps, you are just making a cable stitch, but not taking any stitches off on a cable needle. after doing those first three stitches, repeat P, K second, K first, until one is left on the row, end P1

continue the row 1[back] and row 2[front] sequence until desired length, and voila! a beautiful new scarf.  Cheesy
« Last Edit: December 25, 2007 07:28:25 PM by GracefuLxDisasteR » THIS ROCKS   Logged
ConfusableBlonde
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2007 10:50:53 AM »

I would love the pattern! I'm all about quick knits and easy cables!
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« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2007 11:34:58 AM »

Me too!  That's awesome.
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hellamanic
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2007 11:40:00 AM »

Im new to knitting. is that just using two strands of yarn per stitch?
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« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2007 12:15:16 PM »

That color is beautiful! I would love the pattern. What yarn did you use?
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« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2007 12:20:25 PM »

this is so cute!

i dig it, i'd love the pattern.
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« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2007 01:15:10 PM »

Love it!
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« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2007 08:32:07 PM »

it's beautiful!
i would love a pattern.
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« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2007 08:35:20 PM »

That is a beautiful scarf!!
and I'm quite fond of your necklace too. haha
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« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2007 02:30:11 AM »

Just like everyone said, it's beautiful!  What kind of yarn did you use?  I'd love to replicate your scarf.  Smiley
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