Thursday, December 29, 2005


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Does anyone recognize this scarf pattern? Yes, it's the Irish Hiking Scarf. I'm knitting it for my husband from yarn that he selected (Jo Sharp Silkroad Tweed in Ivy). It works up quickly and is an easy pattern to memorize. No wonder it's so popular. When I first started knitting, I mistakenly thought that knitting cables was something reserved for only the very advanced knitter. However, I soon learned not to judge the difficulty of a knitting technique solely on the complexity of the result. Cables look complicated, but they are not. If you have never tried them, I would recommend this pattern as a good place to start.

P.S. I think I'm finally getting back to normal after having the flu for a week. It's no fun to be sick at Christmas, but I was still able to have a good time. I just had to rest more than usual. It was great to see my daughter, but hard to have our visit come to an end. Miss you already, Robyn!


  1. looks gorgeous! love that pattern and love the tweedy yarn. I felt the same way about cables when I first started knitting!

  2. gorgeous scarf! I love that pattern too. It's so classic. I know that your husband will appreciate your thoughtfulness. He's a lucky man!

    Glad to hear that you're feeling better and that you had a nice x-mas. There is nothing better at x-mas than being surrounded by those that you love.

  3. i loved that pattern too! i made mine of alpaca it is soooo soft! i love to cable just b/c it looks so hard, and it isn't!

  4. Lucky hubby! This is beautiful. I'm running out of people to knit scarves for- time to make more friends. :0) Glad to hear you're feeling better. Not a good way to spend Christmas.

  5. Glad you are feeling better. The Irish Hiking Scarf looks great! I'm glad you launched out to try cables; they are classic and yes, complicated looking! My brother was so impressed with the cabled hat I just finished! Happy New Year!

  6. Hi, thanks for commenting on my blog - always nice to know a new neighbor! As you saw on my blog I am doing this scarf also. I am enjoying it. I love the tweed that you used.


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