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 ravelry.com 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.