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« on: July 10, 2009 03:04:41 PM »

My son loves all things Celtic, so I wanted to make him a scarf with some kind of braided cable pattern on it. Now, don't get me wrong. I love cables. But let me tell you, a 6 foot scarf with an intricate cable pattern is enough to make you wonder why you ever thought that was a good idea.  Wink



It took several tries to find just the right cable pattern. Not too skinny, not too wide... The frustration fuelled a couple of blog posts.  Cheesy

Anyway. This one was just right. It's from Melissa Leapman's Cables Untangled. It was actually part of the cable motif on the front of a man's sweater. Then I added some twists and some purls and a border.

It's Bernat Cashmere Natural Blends in Coal. The scarf took about 3.75 skeins. I had another left over, so I decided to make a matching hat.


This time, I used the same cable pattern I used on the scarf and stood it up vertically on the hat. The rest of the hat is 2X2 rib. This took the one whole skein and what was left from the scarf.
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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2009 03:20:04 PM »

Wow, that's amazing!  Such an ambitious project.  When I first saw the photo I thought it was a hallway or table runner!  I think you did a great job with your cable choice too, it looks "just right".  Your son is lucky to have such a thoughtful mother and it looks great, very beautifully executed!  I am hitting 'this rocks'!
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2009 06:26:49 AM »

Thanks! I hope he likes it. I've put it away as part of my Christmas knitting. (Trying something new this year--not waiting until November to start!)

The problem with making something like this is that now I really want to gift it!
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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2009 07:05:37 PM »

Very very pretty pattern. Nice yarn color too.

One day I will learn simple cables.

Do I spy part of a cute kitty also in the picture?
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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2009 07:25:27 PM »

Ah yes. That is Achilles. He "helps" me with my knitting.
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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2009 12:52:18 PM »

Great project, looks really cosy (and also like a like of hard work!).

I love your knitting assistant too!
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