So, this week I’ve been working on a project that checks off a bunch of little boxes for me. I love when what I’m working on meets more than one objective. This cable scarf is going to:
- give my eldest the scarf he is in need of
- use yarn that needed to be re-purposed
- be my example when I teach cables at crochet guild next week
- help me with my big project.
Remember those socks I stitched for my son…twice? Well, I finally got the first pair pulled apart and it made all these balls of brown yarn.
I didn’t want to just throw them in my stash, because they would likely never be seen again. So, when he mentioned that he could use a scarf I started thinking that this would be the yarn to do it in.
Then, I was asked to teach a cable stitch at our next monthly crochet guild meeting. I said sure and asked if they could find a pattern for me, maybe a scarf, since I was thinking that a brown cable scarf would be perfect for my son. Well, I was looking for cowl patterns and accidentally found the exact scarf I had been picturing. It was decided that this would make a very nice pattern for our meeting.
Turns out it wasn’t surprising that I was picturing that scarf as I’ve probably seen it 50 times in the Dec ’06/Jan ’07 issue of Crochet Today. Luckily for our guild, and you, it is now available to download here.
This is my progress so far
and a close-up of the cable detail
Now, the pattern itself calls for one color of worsted weight yarn, but I wasn’t going to let that stop me from getting what I wanted out of it. So, two colors of chunky it is. It’s turning out a bit stiffer than if I’d used the worsted weight, but I’m very happy with it and I think my son will be, too. I should have it finished for my stitching update on Monday.