Friday, April 3, 2015

Classic Cables

When my husband and I received a week's worth of groceries from co-workers, I wanted to show my eternal gratitude by knitting up something special.  A "go to" gift of a scarf wouldn't do.  I had to have an extra special pattern for these special ladies.

I found the "Zurich" scarf on for free.  I immediately fell in love with the cable pattern and set to work on two in their respective favorite colors.  I used Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in Deep Purple and Rose with a Size 8 (5.00 mm) needles.  Each scarf took three skeins each. The cable pattern was easy to follow and I soon memorized the pattern.  Additionally the seed stitch border kept the edges from rolling in.  

I was a little worried about the blocking process because of the acrylic yarn.  I wet each scarf completely in the sink, rolled them in a tower to squeeze out the excess water and laid them across the back of my sofa, slightly stretching the width.  It took them a couple days to dry, but the result was a soft fabric with a nice drape.  Can't wait to give them to the recipients.