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superchloe
« on: January 16, 2008 07:29:52 PM »

... has anyone done it? how does it turn out?

here's the dilemma, basically. my friend's birthday is soon, and I don't have time to go out and get new yarn. but she said she saw a grey cabled scarf at a store that her mom wouldn't let her get. the thing is, the only grey yarn I have is 100% wool. so how do cables felt up?
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redwitch
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2008 08:51:17 PM »

I've seen them felted and they looked good but that is not to say every cable stitch pattern in any wool will look good. I'd say do a swatch.
Have you ruled out doing an unfelted cabled scarf?

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soozeq
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2008 09:49:18 PM »

Yes, you don't have to felt it. Mostly untextured yarn in a solid or tweed would look good in cables. There's an easy pattern here http://www.cometosilver.com/patterns/palindrome.htm that looks good in selfstriping yarn.
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slmoses
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2008 05:30:42 AM »

There's an easy pattern here http://www.cometosilver.com/patterns/palindrome.htm that looks good in selfstriping yarn.

That pattern also looks fab in a solid. I just finished mine in grey simply soft. I'm going to try to post some pictures later today, so look out for it!
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superchloe
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2008 01:53:17 PM »

the thing is though, the only yarn I've got is wool.
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PrettyCranium
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2008 02:21:38 PM »

Even if you just use wool, you can do it without felting -- you just can't wash it in the washing machine.
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soozeq
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2008 07:30:46 PM »

Yeah, the only thing with wool is that you can't just throw it in the laundry with everything else. Hand washing a scarf doesn't have to take much time though, fill your sink with lukewarm water, add a little shampoo, poke all the scarf down underwater, let sit a few minutes, drain, and rinse the same way. Roll up in a towel to get most of the water out, then lay over another towel or hang on the towel rack to dry.
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