Friday, November 19, 2010

Knit 8 Cabled Scarf Version 2

A few months ago, I was desperate for a quick knitting project that had something in it that would challenge me. Fortunately, Knit 8 had just come into the shop where I work, so I was able to look through it and pick something to knit.

I was able to find the perfect project, a stylish narrow scarf in two colours with an interesting cable design.

For version 2 of the cabled scarf the pattern calls for 3 balls of Soho Summer DK cotton Fog 250 and 2 balls of Alpaca Silk Georgette 255 Musk, however I managed to complete the scarf with only 2 balls of Soho Summer DK cotton and 1 ball of Alpaca Silk Georgette. As I didn't have any Musk, I used Peony 757, which is a slightly lighter shade of pink. The scarf is knitted on 10.0mm single pointed knitting needles, making it very quick to knit, which is what I was looking for.

Knitting Process
 The scarf was very quick to knit, as I had hoped and was quite easy once I got the hang of doing the cables. For my first try at doing (the dreaded) cables, I was pleased with how I went, cables are definitely not as hard as they're said to be. 
 The scarf took about one and a half weeks to knit, which was pretty much the time frame I wanted to knit it, so I was very happy with how quickly it knitted up.
Apart from not using as much yarn as the pattern said it would, I didn't find any errors in the pattern and as the scarf is very stylish, the Fog and Peony looking slightly sophisticated together, I am exceedingly happy with how it turned out.