Just under the weather wire! A new scarf is up for winter duty before the cold sets in:
This scarf will be warm in another way: it carries memories of family. It was my primary travel project over the last three weeks. We flew to Kansas to visit my sister-in-law and, although I had a more compact lace project with me too, this is the one I pulled out. Simply put, I could work it in poor light and/or without glasses! For some reason the cable needle didn’t feel cumbersome. I guess I’ve gotten used to the motions of grabbing it, using it, and wedging it away (I tuck one end under a leg so it stays put). By the time of our Thanksgiving visit to my family the scarf was 3 feet long … but that was train travel. It’s less cramped than the plane. Edit: I mentioned in an earlier post that I was working out my purl technique and so the stockinette part of this scarf is a little flaky looking. It definitely looks smoother at the end (yay!). I’m sure your scarf (if you choose to knit one) will look even better …
Alright, alright, let’s get to the meat of this post: the pattern! The Plait Cable Scarf pattern is now officially added my Free Patterns page. I’m no expert, so there could be ambiguities. And I did use my own abbreviations for the cabling process. I will gladly explain or clarify and apologize in advance for the possibility of errors. I’ve read and re-read it, but you never know … please share any suggestions for improvement; it will help me write better patterns in the future!
EDIT on 3/11/08: There was an error in the original plait cable scarf pattern which I corrected a while ago but the link above still pointed to the old version. I’m sorry about that and have fixed the link. If you’ve printed the pattern out, please double-check that you have the new one. The name of the newer file is “plait-cable-scarf-v2.pdf” and there is a red note (kinda like this one!) at the end of the printout.