It's a goal of mine for this year.
Miles and miles of cables.
Hours of time spent knitting and counting
to creating cable stitches.
Viewable from the front side ONLY ! ! !
I'm blocking and thinking,
"What's the sense in knitting this many cable stitches
only to have a 'right side' and a 'wrong side' ???
This is freakin' crazy.
Why spend ALL THIS TIME to have only half a scarf ???"
Of course, this conversation with Myself didn't happen 'til I was finished knitting this Christmas gift and already blocking it . . .
on the day before Christmas.
That's the precise moment I vowed to
never knit a one-side-only cable scarf,
or cardi fronts, for that matter.
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It came to mind that
Lily Chin is known for her technique of REVERSIBLE CABLES.
In two shakes of a lamb's tail I grabbed my %-off coupon, Hubby's Gift Card and before ya knew it
we were at Barnes & Noble having a Starbuck's Tall Decaf, this book on the table before me.
From the moment it came through our frontdoor it's been open to one page and then another.
What a time I'm having exploring all the possibilities.
Right now it's at my knitting chair opened to
Lily's reversible staghorn cable tutorial.
Here's a snap of her example:
and the beginning of her tutorial for my own sample:
I cast on the recommended number of stitches and knit up my own sample.
It looks pretty darn good.
This Staghorn Reversible Cable Scarf is my first attempt using this newly-learned technique.
I'll be posting a few pics along the way to show my progress.
The yarn is a merino/cashmere blend that's soooo soft.
Perfect for a scarf to wrap 'round and 'round your neck to
keep the cold weather away.
This is being knit as a gift, there's no rush to get it finished.
I'll be taking my leisure to enjoy the knit along the way.
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Thanks for coming by to spend a few moments with me. Love havin' ya ! ! !