Monday, February 20, 2012

Reversible Cables!

In knitting, one of my favorite design elements are cables. You make a cable by moving some stitches onto another needle and basically knitting them out of order.

But most of the time, cables only look good from the front of the garment. On a sweater, that doesn't really matter (unless you really want to wear it inside out...). But on something like a scarf where you see both sides, you know one of those sides won't look as good.

Unless you can design some reversible cables. And that's exactly why I wanted to try this scarf by Kris Hanson. This was another of my gift scarves, and for this friend I was looking to make something very classy. When I saw the awesome texture on this pattern, I knew I'd found it.

The pattern uses ribbing to make the cables look the same on the front and the back. The middle cable is offset, which makes this really cool ripple effect across the pattern.

I went for a bamboo acrylic blend yarn, which was very soft and had a nice sheen. It might have been just a little bit too soft for this design, since it felt almost a little "mushy."

And here it is all tied up and ready for delivery!

What do you think? What kind of scarf says "you"?


Brave Brooke said...

Those are beautiful cables! Awesome find and great knitting!

Just Jaime said...

Very beautiful! I'm so impressed by your knitting!

Heather Landry said...

I really love the texture on that scarf! I don't think I've ever worn a scarf once, but that one would be too cute to pass up.

Tracy said...

Such a pretty scarf, the colour is so soft.
I don't think I have ever done a reverse cable before.

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