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« on: October 06, 2013 11:53:49 AM »

My Husband really liked a hood I made myself that had some basic cables and asked me if I could make similar one for him. Only he wanted a hooded scarf and a different hood shape and for the cables to meet up differently. So a totally different project.

I found this pattern http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/simple-celtic-cable on ravelry and loved it. Although I have done several patterns with cables they were no where this advanced. When I first started the project I had to have silence and it still took me almost 15 minutes to finish a row. It took me a year to finish the whole thing, working off and on, mostly off. I even blocked this project, I feel so accomplished  Cheesy

The scarf portion is a basic 6 stitch twist cable (I don't know if it has a proper name), the Celtic cable then another twist cable, I also did a few rows of seed stitch along the ends. The hood is seed stitch with a braid cable along the bottom. I finished it all up with a single crochet around the edges. Overall I am very happy with it, the only thing I would do differently is I would leave more stitches between the twist cable and the Celtic cable. I put 2 purl stitches and I think it looks smooshed even after blocking.

I used 6 skeins of Lions Brand Alpine Wool in Barley color.

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I put so much work in this I am tempted to move to a colder climate just so my Husband can wear it more often. We live in south GA and we are still having 80 degree days, I worked up a sweat just modeling it to take the pictures  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2013 12:31:48 PM »

I love those cables. Don't even joke about colder weather, I live in Canada and as soon as September hit, the sun disappeared. Super gloomy.

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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2013 02:21:01 PM »

That is an amazing piece! Maybe you guys can take a trip to a snowy place or something.

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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2013 04:39:26 PM »

Beautiful! I'm sure it took massive concentration to finish the cables Smiley.

« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2013 01:36:09 AM »

That is just beautiful!  Shocked  I haven't quite made the foray into cabled knitting, but this makes me want to try! So gorgeous!
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« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2013 07:07:35 AM »

I'm certainly super impressed with this!

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« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2013 11:59:48 AM »

Thank you everyone for the nice comments.

TheMistressT ~ We are planning a Thanksgiving trip to Ohio so hopefully it will be chilly enough for winter wear.

AmberKat ~ Cables are what made me want to learn how to knit. You should give them a try, I thought they were going to be so much harder then they are.

« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2013 02:47:56 PM »

Wow makes me want to make one!

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