Yes, I Know It's Summer

Well, it's September at least, but here in Ohio the temperature has reached 90 degrees Fahrenheit almost every day this week. Still, I have knitted a scarf. As a diversion from making sweaters, I have been working on a cable scarf that I have admired for some time but never got around to making for myself. I made this last year in ivory cotton for one of my daughters, but this one is for me.

It's made with a mostly wool yarn from Australia called Cleckheaton Country 8ply Naturals and size 6US needles. I liked the natural flecks of varying color mixed with the subtle green. The pattern is from Knit Scarves!, a fun book with some very fun scarf patterns for when you bet bored with just the plain old stuff.

6 comments:

Alifan said...

Great Robyn... you have reminded me I have knitted lots of scarves, did I make you one pea? will try and get a photo of them!!!!!

Like the cable R....

peahen said...

I'm dead impressed, Robyn. I have yet to learn how to do cable, and I imagine it's incredibly difficult. It's a smashing scarf. I love the tassels too.

Yes, B, you did make me a hat and scarf. It was the first time I'd seen eskimo yarn, and I was amazed. You really value something that someone's spent a long time making. I'll send you a picture if you like.

Robyn said...

Thanks, both of you. Pea, the cables are surprisingly simple. I was intimidated at first until I sat down and actually tried one. Once I saw how the needles and yarn work together to shape the things, and I memorized the 12-row pattern, it turned into a fun project.

peahen said...

That's great news and encouraging. I saw these mittens the other day and was tempted. Now I'll definitely give them a go! (Especially as I discovered a yarn shop in town which is having a closing down sale! Bad news for my bank balance.)

Robyn said...

Those mittens look adorable, and Debbie Bliss Cashmerino is very nice. One of the sweater I want to make uses baby cashmerino. Go for it.

Granny of Twins said...

Love the tassels