Monday, August 20, 2007

Ribs and Cables

Continued from this post.

My intention was to spin a yarn that would be suitable to knit the neck gaiter from the book One Skein. I was shooting for a worsted weight, but ended up with a bulky weight instead. I tried to adjust the pattern to work with the yarn, but I didn't have much luck, so I decided to knit a scarf instead.

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Pattern: A combination a couple of different patterns from the Rib & Cable Quartet
Book: One Skein
Yarn: 2 ply spun from J. Knits 100% Merino Wool Roving
Color: Iowa
Needles: US 9 straight
Finished Size: 5" wide by 38" long

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This scarf is for John. It's long enough to go around his neck and tuck into a jacket or vest, but short enough not to get in the way when he's casting a line into the water. It will be perfect for winter nights on the pier or other extreme weather fishing he's famous for.

I enjoyed knitting with this yarn which is extremely soft and squishy. It spun up round and smooth and I really like the way it looks in ribs and cables.

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14 comments:

  1. The scarf came out wonderfully! The yarn looks so nice and squishy! It makes me wish that I could just touch it. Great job!

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  2. I love the colour of the yarn -- so autumny. And you turned it into such a beautiful scarf.

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  3. It looks very soft and cozy. Very nice job of making the yarn and knitting the scarf!

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  4. Beautiful scarf! Your yarn really looks so soft and warm. Love the warm color you chose.

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  5. I love my new scarf. I'm already hoping for some cool weather so I can wear it.

    Thanks for the concern about keeping me warm in Extreme Fishing conditions. It's hard to imagine cool weather in the middle of August but before long I'll be wrapping up to keep warm.

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  6. I think it turned out really well. I love the color variations. It's a wonderful masculine scarf. Your spinning is really paying off!

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  7. It looks so soft and warm and cozy!

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  8. It looks so soft and squishy - and the color is really nice. It really did knit up into somethig great!

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  9. It's just lovely.

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  10. Oh, that is gorgeous! You did a wonderful job on the yarn and the scarf. I really need to try to spin thicker yarn! It looks so soft and cushy!

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  11. Love the scarf!! The yarn is incredible, it looks sooo soft.
    Great job!

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  12. Mmmm. Your scarf does look warm and cozy, even if it is 100 degree outside today. I looked at John's blog, and it seems to me that you are enabling him (LOL) Now he'll be even more tempted to go out in those frigid temps!

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  13. Lovely! The scarf was the right choice for this handspun!

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  14. It's beautiful and I love the depth of the colors and the very subtle variegation. What gorgeous spinning and knitting!

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~Tracy