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knittedrobot08
« on: December 12, 2009 11:49:27 AM »

I knitted my mom a scarf for Christmas. It took a lot of effort to finish up this beauty. I got the cable pattern from a book called "Encyclopedia of Knitting" by Donna Kooler, but I'm prety sure you could find the cable pattern somewhere online too. I just added five knit stiches to the beginning and end of every row. The scarf measures 53" in length.



and here's the detail of the cable



Great story about the yarn. It's supersaver yarn by Red Heart. I got the Medium Thyme color about a year and a half ago and finally used it. Well, I only had one skein of it. So I went over to Joann's to go buy another. Turns out it's a discontinued color there. I had to use "sportweight" of the same color and brand of yarn in order to finish the scarf. I kind of doubt my mom will tell the difference, but I can! I guess I learned the lesson of making sure you have enough yarn before starting a monster project.
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Wendie
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2009 12:22:19 PM »

gorgeous, I love the cable and the color!
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jedimindcrafter
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2009 01:13:41 PM »

This is such a beautiful scarf!! Your mom is a lucky lady!  Smiley
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knittedrobot08
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2009 01:19:57 PM »

Thanks! I think this is actually my first full length cable scarf now that I think about it. They can be daunting at times, and they require a lot more thought to make sure they turn out right. When I first started knitting cables as a teenager, I only managed about half a scarf length, so this is quite an accomplishment for me! Grin
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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2009 04:09:10 PM »

Beautiful scarf!  The color of it is so rich.

I love cables, but I've never knit a whole scarf from them.  You're right -- they're daunting!
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Muria
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2009 04:43:41 PM »

That's a lovely cable pattern (and the color is pretty, too)!  It takes a lot of perseverence to finish a scarf, especially a cabled scarf!  Great job!  (and I'm inanely babbling so I can comment and mark the name of the cable pattern in case I get a sudden interest in playing with cables, because it's a great looking cable.)
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« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2009 10:35:20 PM »

Oh my gosh! That cable pattern is gorgeous! I loooove the color also. I have yet to try out cables.

PS. Awesome dog!
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« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2009 08:19:54 PM »

Your scarf looks awesome...I love the cabling. Thumbs up! Your dog looks like he wants a scarf just like it.
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« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2009 08:28:54 PM »

He's a five month old German Shepherd puppy that thinks that it's okay to hop around like a little nut all the time while I'm knitting. Shortly before as well as shortly after taking the pic, he attempted attacking the scarf like it was his own toy haha. A little tough to get things done when he tries biting the yarn and running with it.  Tongue
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« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2009 08:55:59 AM »

Lovely cable, this will be a hit I'm sure!
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