Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Scarf that Would Never End

While surfing the internet I found this cool pattern (called Palindrome) for a reversible cable scarf. I'd always wanted to learn how to do this, and jumped all over this pattern to do just that. The pattern is simple and just the thing to learn a thing or two about reversible cables.


So I jumped right in, cast on, and started stitching. And kept stitching. And stitching. I don't know what it was, but this scarf took FOREVER! I kept putting it around my neck with the ignorant hope that it would finally be long enough (and I could move on, already!) and, in moments smacking of deja vu, it never seemed to be. I used well over twice the yardage that I would use on a similar length scarf, and when it finally got long enough to throw around my neck, FINALLY bound off the thing!


But it turned out quite nice. It's not as long as I like scarves to be (I used up all of my white cotton/wool blend, so I couldn't add anymore length - hooray for a reason to end!), but it is squishy and warm and quite nice to look at. Even though I was at the point of pulling my hair out from sheer exhaustion over this scarf, I'd recommend the pattern to anyone who wants to learn reversible cables. I know, not the greatest review, but really, it is a nice scarf.


So on the needles now is a Ruffle Scarf. I think I'm about half done. It is knit lengthwise on a circular needle and is a really simple knit. When I'm done with it I'll tell you how to make one, too!


Magnolia Handspun said...

Very beautiful scarf. It looks lovely on you.

Roxanne said...

Pretty! I love the color on you. I can't wait to see your ruffle scarf. I have it all queued up for myself after the holidays.

Goes by the name of Anna said...

Oooh - that looks lovely! I've had my eye on this pattern for a while, so this is just another reason I need to get off my behind and knit it!

Erin Wallace said...

Thanks so much for the lovely comments! Make sure you have a lot of yarn if you want to make this one! I was AMAZED at how much yarn it took! But it is nice and pretty, so it was all worth it.

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