Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Gift for oldest son....maybe

My son called me last winter and wanted a scarf. So guess wouldn't hurt to make him one. After about 5 inches I put it down and forgot what one of the abbreviations was and when I went back it through me all off. Typical. So I started over this summer, and have found it a very pretty pattern once I didn't have so many stitches on the needles.
Here is the pattern. It can also be found as a free download on Ravelry or on my page on Ravelry.com
Cable Scarf
Designed by Melanie Smith
All Rights Reserved
Difficulty: Easy to Intermediate
400 yards of DK or worsted weight yarn
Size 7 needle
Cable needle
Yarn needle

Gauge: When knitting a scarf gauge is not all the important. Start with size 7 needles after about 4 inches of knitting check to see if you like the feel. If so keep knitting, If not change to a larger needle if you want it more open and soft. Smaller if you would prefer to have it more firm. Change the needle size if you are not pleased with the feel of the knitted fabric.

Special stitches:
CBC3: Slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold to back. Knit the next 3 Sts, and then knit the 3 Sts from the cable needle.
SKP: slip next stitch, K1, pass slipped stitch over
SK2P: Slip next stitch, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over

Cast on 32
Knit 2 rows.
Row 1: K2, K6*YO, SKP, K1, K2tog, YO, K6, repeat to last 2 sts. K2.
Row 2: and all even rows: K2, purl to last 2 Sts, K2
Row 3: K2, K7 * YO, SK2P (remeber this is a double decrease slip one, knit 2 toghter and pass slip stitch over), YO, K8, YO, SK2P, YO, K7, K2
Row 5: repeat row 1
Row 7:K2, CBC3,K1,YO,SK2P,YO,K1,CB3,K1,YO,SK2P,YO,K1,CB3,K2
Repeat until desired length ending on Row 4.
Knit 2 rows
Bind off. Block lightly and enjoy.

The basket weave blanket I was making for my granddaugher fell through the loop so am making her the "Little Huggy Baby Blanket " It was going okay until I started the main part and found that I hadn't had enough casts (by 2 short I mean). Had to start over hope will have a picture for you next Time.

Happy Knitting

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