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Topic: Cabled Tweed Scarf  (Read 4164 times)
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« on: November 17, 2008 08:30:53 PM »

Alright... so I remember there being a post, quite some time ago... let me see if I can find it, and post it...

Update:  Here's the link - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=266884.0

Anywho, it was a cabled men's scarf, and I quite liked it!  I had showed it to my boy, and he came to like it as well, and hinted that I should make him one for when he goes to Chicago (the "windy city") for Thanksgiving this November!  So I happily took on the project!

It was the first time I knit something for someone else!

I used the photo from the previous board as inspiration.  I used a cable pattern in one of my books, and someone on Ravelry suggested the border idea, to keep it from rolling in.  I love the way that everything came together.  I also kept track of the pattern I used... so if anyone is curious, I have it all written down and I wouldn't mind typing it up for those who want it.

The last photo was from when I had just started.  It shows the color of the scarf a lot better!

Let me know what you think!  I really hope he likes it...  Embarrassed

The finished product is 57" long, and I would estimate about 10" wide!
« Last Edit: November 17, 2008 08:33:37 PM by Cinderelly » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2008 01:23:21 AM »

thats actually a really cool scarf =D  you did a really awesome job

i'm just starting knitting, so things like that look far far too complex

how did he like it?

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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2008 03:47:18 AM »

I love the color and the pattern. Tho it looks too hard for me!

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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2008 06:12:55 AM »

really cool!  I hope he likes it!  I'm curious about how you did the edges....
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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2008 09:09:33 AM »

how difficult was it?? Huh

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« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2008 09:26:29 AM »

Don't be discouraged by how this scarf looks!!  It is not as complex as you think!  To be honest... it's the first scarf that I have knit since the one I tried to make when I was eight years old.  Otherwise, my other completed projects are only a cabled yoga mat bag, some calorimetry, a lace hat, a pair of mary jane slippers and some cup warmers.

The middle of the diamonds are just seed stitch (just knits and purls - nothing complicated!) and the outside is the backside of stockinette stitch.  The diamonds themselves are cables, but they're very simple.

The edging is done like this (with three stitches on each end of the scarf):
On a right side row: knit 1, bring the yarn forward and slip 1 purl-wise (and move it back), knit 1.
On a wrong side row: bring the yarn forward and slip 1 purl-wise (and move it back), knit 1, bring the yarn forward and slip 1 purl-wise (and move it back).

That's it!  It's super simple.  The only thing... is that the pattern only repeats itself every 61 rows.  So it's a pattern that you actually have to pay attention to what you're doing for maybe the first one or two pattern runs (or diamonds) and then after that, I only went back to my pattern notes when I was coming to the points of the diamonds.

how did he like it?

I just mailed it yesterday, to him.  It will take five days before I find out!!
« Last Edit: November 18, 2008 09:27:10 AM by Cinderelly » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2008 12:51:05 PM »

That is beautiful!  I would like the pattern.  This is the perfect item for a male gift.
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2008 03:33:39 PM »

That looks great, I love how the edges aren't all rolly and would love to learn how to do that. 

I agree, the design would work for either a man or a woman!

« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2008 03:33:52 PM »

It's lovely! Smiley Do you have the pattern, cause that would be stellar. Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2008 05:10:18 PM »

oooh i love this!!
i'm definitely interested in the pattern, will you please please post it???
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