Lately, I’ve had all kinds of GTD energy, picking up languishing design WIPS that are mostly done, but abandoned for one excuse or another (I have an infinite supply of excuses). I don’t know exactly what’s prompting me to pick up old projects, but it’s probably some combination of forcing myself to work out at the gym, boredom, chagrin that I abandoned them in the first place (especially this one that was completely finished except for formatting into my pattern template), a desire to drop the phrase “passive income” into casual conversation, and a need to feel productive while binge-watching New Tricks (love Brian “Memory” Lane) and A Touch of Frost.
My friend Angie took the photos at her little farm in June 2015 (!). And then we ate a delicious chicken dinner.*
Pattern Details: Shire Scarf by Robin Allen | A Texas Girl Knits
A knitter once had a desire
For a scarf of cables entire
Right and wrong must look same
For that’s playing the game
And here is the winner called Shire!
Shire is a heavily cabled scarf that uses 4-stitch cable crossings on both right and wrong sides to produce alternating bands of cables and lattice. And it’s reversible! Both sides look the same, but are not identical.
- Written and charted instructions
- Sizing options
- Looks great on both sides
Knitting, purling, cabling. (Cabling without a cable needle would be very helpful.)
One. Approximately 6” (15cm) x 68” (173cm).
Valley Yarns Northampton 100% wool; 247yd/226m per 100g skein Natural; 2 skeins.
1 pair size US 8 (5mm) needles.
Cable needle, yarn needle, removable stitch marker.
34 sts/26 rows = 4” (10cm) in cable pattern, blocked.
20 sts/28 rows = 4” (10cm) in stockinette stitch, blocked.
To Ponder: The weaker the body is, the more it commands; the stronger it is, the more it obeys. |-John-Jacques Rousseau-|