Wheee…! It’s been less than a week since my holidays started and I have finished a scarf! More importantly, this is the very very first time that I tried knitting cables! Oh dear oh dear, can you see me jumping as I am typing this? (And the song ‘Forever Young’ that is currently playing on my computer is also getting my heart pumping and fist punching.)
Enough of the nonsense. Let’s talk about the scarf!
It’s originally called the Mega Cabled Scarf and I got the free pattern from here. But because of the yarn that I used and the winter that is so cold right here in Sydney, I’m calling it the “Oh Shivers, Keep Me Warm Scarf“. (And also because I am rather lame and I like interesting names.)
I made it using Moda Vera’s Shiver yarn in purple. It’s 100% acrylic with a really soft texture. I only used 2 balls of it for the main body of the scarf but I think I used around 1/3 of the 3rd ball for that 2 massive pom poms.
Talking about the pom poms! I have never seen and never made such massive pom poms. Trimming the pom poms really made my eyes water and my nose itch. I think I breathed in quite a bit of the fibres.
And this is the close-up of the gorgeous cables. I mean gorgeous in theory but perhaps not so much in this scarf since this is my first time trying cables. The cable stitch is one of the wonderful things that can be created with knitting.
Did I mention that I knitted this pattern without using any cables needles? Yeah, I have no cables needles with me but I do have many knitting needles of different sizes. I think you can imagine what I did. It was a mess but I got used to it as I went along. You could probably guess which end of the scarf is the one where I started knitting. It’s the end with the wonky cable stitches…
Last but not least, this scarf is not for me! I made this for a friend of mine. Maybe I’ll be able to post some pictures of her wearing it after I have given it to her. That will happen in a few months’ time.