WIP - Irish Hiking Scarf

I've started the Irish Hiking Scarf. It's my first attempt at doing cables and I have to say that cables are very cool. They're much easier than I had imagined they would be.

I'm using Caron Simply Soft Shadows yarn and am liking the effect so far.

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BronxKnit's picture

That looks really nice. I was surprised at how easy cables could be when I first played around with them. The yarn is fantastic and lends itself to that scarf nicely. Where did you find the pattern?

BK

MasonM's picture

Thanks, I'm really liking the yarn. I found the pattern at KnittingHelp.com under their Free Patterns section.

Mason

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Tallguy's picture

Oh, very nice!! Glad you attempted this one.

Yes, cables are very easy to do, actually. Once you get into them, there is a nice rhythm to it and it's so great to see how the texture shows up.

You have a really cool colourway happening there! Very nice!

MasonM's picture

Thanks. I had been wanting to learn cables as I am slowly working my way towards attempting a sweater.

Mason

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kiwiknitter's picture

Obviously, you're a natural knitter! You've come a long way since you first duked it out with that bleeding scarf that caused you so much grief. I think the work you're doing is wonderful.

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MasonM's picture

Thanks. I think doing socks for a while helped a lot. I've been doing them top down but am getting ready to attempt two toe up socks at once.

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MMario's picture

I think I've got to agree with kiwiknitter - you are a natural.

Looking good!

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MasonM's picture

Thanks, I don't know about being a natural but I like to think I've improved a little. :D

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Knipper's picture

Great looking scarf. Cables look intimidating but once you do them, I found it became quite easy and adds a great look to a project. Just have to remember that they use a bit more yarn so I have to take that into consideration when deciding how much yardage to get. Keep it up, the stitches look very even - looks like you are hooked.

MasonM's picture

Thanks. I think that cables can make a pretty simple project look really complicated. A nice little 'secret weapon' lol

Mason

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