Seeking Warmth

It has been quite cold here the last few days.  In response to that, I tend to gravitate toward projects that will offer some kind of warmth.  Today, I finished a cowl.  It’s called the Integral Entrelac Cowl by Kate Winkler.  The cowl is knit in the round instead of flat like Entrelac is usually worked. I used my hand spun yarn to knit the cowl. I am quite pleased with the way the finished project turned out.

 

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I look forward to wearing it.  The lovely colors and the promise of warmth are truly appealing.

 

Thanks for allowing me to share with you!

Lacey

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An Old Pattern For The New Blog

Today I will be posting a cabled scarf pattern that I wrote.  The pattern is inspired by the Urban Zen Cabled Hat by Margaret MacInnes.  For this pattern any worsted weight yarn will do nicely.  I used size 8 needles, but feel free to use needles that give you the look you want.   Just a quick reminder, the edges did tend to curl just a bit, so blocking will be necessary.

 

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Isaac’s Scarf**

Recommended yarn:

Worsted Weight

Recommended needles:   5 mm

Gauge:

20 sts = 4 inches in stockinette (since this is a scarf pattern gauge isn’t really all that important though so don’t stress out if yours is off a bit)

Key:

k : knit

p : purl

p2tog : purl 2 together

k2tog : knit 2 together

c2r : slip one stitch onto cable needle, leave at back, k1, k stitch from cable                                   needle

c2l : slip one stitch onto cable needle, leave at front, k1, k stitch from cable                                   needle

Cast on 33 stitches

Rows 1 through 10: knit each row

Pattern Rows:

1: k5, p5, c2r, c2l, p5, c2r, c2l, p5, k5

2: k10, p4, k5, p4, k10

3: k5, p5, k4, p5, k4, p5, k5

4: k10, p4, k5, p4, k10

Repeat pattern rows until scarf is desired length.  Then do 10 more rows of knitting each row and cast off.

** This pattern was inspired by the Urban Zen Cabled Hat designed by Margaret MacInnis.

Note:  You can also do a slip stitch edge if you prefer a “neater” looking edge.