Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Cables Are Not So Scary

Since I've taken up knitting, most of my subscribed-to magazines collect dust. So I figured if I subscribe to Vogue Knitting, I might actually read one of my magazines for a change.

My first issue, Winter 2005, arrived, and it featured this sweater and scarf pattern:

The scarf kind of blends in with the sweater here...

I had just purchased some super soft Blue Sky Alpaca that had no specific project associated with it -- so I decided to make the scarf. (Let's not be crazy -- taking on the sweater might land me right in the looney bin.)

I adjusted the pattern a bit to make the scarf less wide. The original called for about 120 cast on stitches -- I adjusted to 62.

Here's what I've got after one skein: 11 inches

The cables are really easy and the bobbles are truly not so hard. Knitting the four final stitches together is a bit annoying, but there's only one bobble in a 16 row repeat, which means there will be 30 bobbles in the finished scarf. Maybe by bobble 28 I'll be the master of K4tog!

One skein down. Four to go.


riseyp said...

absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!

Vanessa said...

It looks so beautiful!
I've been wanting to try cables but am intimidated by them - they sound so tricky.

Valerie said...

Awesome!!! Looks wonderful. I'm not up to the cables challenge yet.

Hey, what happened with the "cute felted bag"? Did you change handles?

Marissa said...

So fancy!