I've got a doctorate in music collecting dust while I stay at home with my two children. Crafting, and knitting in particular, keeps me from going mad. This blog is a glimpse into my creative life.
Thursday, June 05, 2008
Finished! Classic cable scarf
Pattern: Cable scarf from Classic Knits by Erika Knight Yarn: Savoy, a merino/silk blend in aran weight, about 2.5 skeins. I bought 4 skeins, so I've got quite a bit leftover that I'm not sure what to do with (charity hat?). This yarn is super soft and the color is a brilliant, saturated red (I can't do justice to the color with my limited photographic skills), but it doesn't feel very durable. There's no way I'd knit a whole sweater out of it. Needles: size 7 Gauge: I didn't bother to check, since it's just a scarf, but I think my gauge may have turned out a little tighter than the pattern called for Comments: What a cool pattern! I thought the construction was clever from start to finish, what with the little keyhole and cables going in different directions and all. It still took several months from start to finish because I kept putting it down for other projects (I am fickle that way.) In fact, I finished the scarf at least two months ago, then didn't get around to blocking it until about 2 weeks ago, and I'm just now getting around to blogging it. Made for: Not sure. Maybe me. Maybe I'll save it for a Christmas gift. Summer is upon us and it will be a while before anyone needs a warm wooly scarf, so I can store it away until I decide.