Thursday, October 05, 2006

Here and There Cables

Pattern: Here and There Cables from Scarf Style by Pam Allen

Yarn: Knit Picks Andean Silk in color Olive - 6.5 balls

Needles: US 7

Dates: August 18 - October 5, 2006

This was the scarf that never ended (or at least it felt like it). Because of the cables it took a million stitches to get the right width, and a million rows to make it just a tiny bit longer. Oi! But in the end it was worth it. It came out gorgeous and soft and I think my father-in-law is really going to like it.

This was my first time working with Andean Silk, and I really liked it. I had originally started this scarf in Knit Picks Shamrock, and that was just horrible - very stiff and scratchy and uck! But the Andean Silk was soft and silky and drapes beautifully. And it's especially soft after adding a tiny bit of conditioner to the rinse cycle when I washed it.

But mostly I'm just glad to have this over with so I can move on with my life (or rather, my other Christmas projects)!

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