Sunday, October 08, 2006

Biting off more than I can chew

I had a nice plan for my scarf (had being the operative word). A nice simple cabled scarf based off my favorite cabled sweater. I even had it all charted out and was ready to begin on it.

And then I happened to stop in at Barnes & Noble.

They had a table full of discounted knitting books... including Stitchionary 2, which is dedicated to cables. It's full of great cable designs, and I just had to have it. I brought it home and looked through it more closely and picked out all the ones I really liked, and then went through those and picked out my very favorite one.

Of course, the one I liked best for this project is one that has cabling on EVERY RIGHT SIDE ROW. *sigh* I am such a glutton for punishment! :)

So, I designed a scarf based on that fancy cable... here's a picture of the start of it. Roughly 1 and a half repeats done (:

Marachino, the beginning

Let's see... 60" (or so) at 2.5" per repeat... that's at least 24 repeats. I think I'm going to be right down to the wire with this one.


Blogger Paula said...

Man, that's one fancy cable. It must just eat up the yarn. Better weigh it after a couple more repeats to make sure you have enough. Looks great though.

3:51 AM  
Blogger VickiC said...

What a beautiful colour, what a beautiful pattern, what beautiful knitting. Stick with it. Your pal with love it.

3:52 AM  
Blogger wovengold said...

Gorgeous. Wow.

8:47 AM  
Blogger Gigi said...

GORGEOUS! There is no other word for it! :0D

12:16 PM  
Blogger Beck said...

Don't worry, quite a few of us are going to take it down to the wire! I'm only about halfway done on my scarf for my pal and it's a pretty simple pattern.

12:43 PM  
Blogger Whitney said...

I LOVE that pattern!!! It's so pretty and I am sure that your pal will appreciate it.

2:12 PM  
Blogger CynCyn said...

simply gorgeous design... and shown off so well by the yarn.

4:43 PM  
Blogger Bonnie D. said...

Beautiful scarf. I'm making a similar design as you and I'm sure I'll be down to the wire, too!

4:48 PM  
Blogger Pennie said...

nice cable pattern and i love the color.

1:01 AM  

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