Thursday, April 09, 2009

Here and there cables scarf

Yay! It is done:


This one felt like it might have gone on forever... but I'm soo very glad I plugged along because the end result is pretty.


Joe was joking that maybe Carmen wouldn't like it, and that I should keep it. Tempting as that sounds, it is going out in the mail this weekend to my dear friend.


Now I wonder how she'll feel about my handsome fella getting in a few model shots? Lovely scarf plus a few random dog hairs? Aah she knows me well enough, she'd probably expect nothing less.


So, the details:
  • Pattern: 'Here and There Cables' by the incredibly talented Norah Gaughan (from the book 'scarf STYLE, Interweave Knits')

  • Yarn: Red Rocks Fiber Works 'Paradise' (yes it is true to it's name) in colourway 'Green Grass'

  • Mods: None really to speak of... I used a US 6 needle (instead of a 7) as that worked better with the thickness of the yarn. Pattern calls for you to knit for 72inches. I just carried on until I ran out of yarn - ending up at 64 inches long by 6.5 inches wide (after blocking).

It feels good when the effort invested was worth it!

20 comments:

Judy said...

This is just gorgeous. So much prettier than in the book.

Betsy said...

Sam! It's absolutely beautiful...and totally worth the wait. Mine is moving along at a great clip now...using size 3 needles and the Handmaiden Camelspin - veeerrryy soft! I promise pictures when it's done.

Oiyi said...

Pretty is an understatement. It's fabulous! And that shawl pin is perfect.

Anonymous said...

Hmm! Nice scarf tied around the neck!

Luni said...

That is so pretty! I'm sure your friend will love it, dog hairs or no.

Bea said...

Wow. Love this. I know your friend will too.

theknittingcowgirl said...

Oh Sam, it is gorgeous! :-) the pattern, the color, the pin!!! And your dog too!! He is so sweetie!

Kim said...

I love it!

I really like how the cables form such a neat edging and that pin is perfect.

Carmen is very lucky :)

Knitting by the Pond said...

Wow, your scarf is amazing! I love the color! Love your model too!

WandaWoman said...

Love it! Your scarf looks wonderful.

Judy said...

Thanks for the kind comments about Sienna. I used Malibrigio in the Olive colorway. I bought this from Mary Kay last spring.

tiennie said...

Wow! That is really truly beautiful!

blueberries in the fields said...

gorgeous scarf ! looks good on doggy! hope you spent a wonderful Easter weekend :)
monique

StarSpry said...

It's beautiful Sam, and I love your model :)

hyeknitter said...

So pretty! Love the color and the pattern.

Emma said...

Beautiful scarf! The colour goes so well with the pattern!

amanda said...

This is just so pretty! I can see why it would be difficult to pass on but I'll bet Carmen is reaaly pleased with it.

peaknits said...

What a gorgeouf scarf! I love it - and the model is pretty sweet too!

peaknits said...

What a gorgeouf scarf! I love it - and the model is pretty sweet too!

Terri Lynn said...

It is such a beautiful pattern, I too have been tempted to make this one! Love your doggy pics!