Archive for February, 2013


My 1st real cable project!

Hey everyone!

Wow! I just realized that I have 125 followers! I can’t believe that! Thank you to everyone who is interested in my newbie knitting adventures!

So, I have just recently started a 2-color cable scarf for my father-in-law, Wim.

Here is the first pic of the blue starting repeats. You may be able to see that I have just started to put the black colorway in on this shot. 

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It is my version of the Irish Hiking Scarf on Ravelry, which can be seen here:  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/irish-hiking-scarf

The pattern is beautiful, and the best of all is that it is free! I love beautifully written/designed free patterns. I chose the blue to match Wim’s eyes. He has gorgeous white hair, a square jaw, and his eyes are blue like this yarn. The 2nd color I chose was black because his winter coat is black, and these 2 colors pop and complement each other. I am using Berroco Comfort Worsted in the colorways of Licorice 9734 and Berroco Vintage in colorway 5178-Violetta.

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I know that would make one think this is a purple yarn, but looking at it right now, it is so blue.. I can see tiny bits of purple in it but the bits are so tiny that the blue takes over and dominates this colorway. It is just gorgeous no matter how I turn it in the light. 

The yarn links below are for Vintage and Comfort respectively.

http://www.berroco.com/sites/default/files/yarn//vintage_lg.jpg

http://www.berroco.com/yarns/berroco-comfort

I love working with the 2 different yarns for this project. They have the same gauge on a size 9 needle, which is 4 stitches per inch. Gauge wasn’t critical for this project, so I just checked it for my peace of mind. I am using my Signature size 9 circulars in an effort to use the needles, LOL.. and to see how well they work for worsted weight yarns. The pattern called for a size 8 needle, and I just wanted to make this scarf a wee bit larger without having to cast on more than the 42 stitches. 

I will make another blog post once I have completed the next 2 pattern repeats in black so that ya’ll can see how it looks with both colors.

I also have this shawl on another pair of needles, but I have to find the SD card that the beginning pics are on.. This shawl is turning out gorgeous as well. 

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Be on the lookout for a blog post about that soon! I am doing it in my mother-in-law’s favorite colorway of purple, and I am using Claudia Hand Painted yarn to do this project. It looks different depending on the lighting in the room. 

Until later..

Linda

How much yarn can one girl have? Stay tuned.. I know that my stash isn’t anywhere near as big as some.. but to me it is overwhelming.. As such I will be posting it for sale where ever I can.. Keep watching!

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