Sorry I haven’t been around lately. After the wedding, the visitors, the honeymoon and the job stress, I wound up taking a small hiatus from knitting. I made some Christmas ornaments for family members. Now, I’m preparing to go back to NY for Christmas and while they enjoy their snowstorm, I know I am going to freeze. Living in Southwest Florida has been a blessing for me, but has spoiled me to cold weather. I used a pattern from ravelry to make a floppy beret to keep my head warm and wanted to make a scarf that would go.
This is my Triple Cabled Scarf made with Plymouth Alpaca Prima yarn double strandled with size 10 straight needles. I am in love with this scarf! The yarn had been in my collection for well over a year, waiting for the perfect project. Thank you Gabriella’s Yarn Shop for this! She no longer has this in stock, but she has many many great yarns.
Cabled Gauge 18 stitches x 4 in / 4 rows x 1 in
C4F = hold 2 stitches to front with cable needle. Knit 2 from left needle, then knit 2 from cable needle to create left twisting 4 stitch cable.
Cast on 24 stitches on size 10 needles
Knit first 4 rows in seed stitch (k1p1k1 to end)
Row 5 – k1 p1 k1 p2 k4 p1 k4 p1 k4 p2 k1 p1 k1
Row 6 – k1 p1 k1 k2 p4 k1 p4 k1 p4 k2 k1 p1 k1
Row 7 – k1 p1 k1 p2 c4f p1 c4f p1 c4f p1 k1 p1 k1
Row 8 – repeat row 6
Repeat rows 5-8 until you’ve reached desired length,
I was wandering through ravelry and the many groups that I have joined there when I stumbled upon Gabriella’s post. She wants to donate at least 50 scarves to the Abused Women’s Shelter here in Naples by Christmas. My mind immediately started rumbling through ideas. I have a stash of many scarves that I’ve finished with fun fur and similar materials that I’ve tried to sell before. I made some mad money last year with these fuzzy scarves but I have plenty of extras. I also have a tremendous stash that has overtaken my bedroom. I have yarn in tubs, under the bed, in dresser drawers and even in the walk in closet. If you think that’s bad- half my closet is books instead of clothes.
I pulled everything into the livingroom so I would have no choice but to go through everything and organize it. I put my needles away and even found a helpful tip online to organize circular needles. I put them in clear binder slots that would normally hold my patterns and other important papers. I have them in order from size 0-15. I went through yarn, winding and untangling. I now am the proud owner of an organized mess. I have to destash and what better way then by helping others.
I also love that I can make scarves because I can create new designs. I am brainstorming on what might work and still look good. I just wish that I was giving these to people who’d appreciate the warmth of a good scarf. We live in Southwest Florida and a scarf is rarely needed here.
I haven’t spoken to Gabriella yet but I do know that she is setting up kits for the project. She is merely looking for people to volunteer their time and energy. If you are interested in helping, Gabriella’s contact information can be found on her website http://ready2knit.com. I will try to keep everyone updated in the meantime.
I am working on this scarf to wear on my wedding day. It is made of Secondo yarn from Lana Grossa. I bought four skeins of it from Gabriella’s Yarn Shop in Naples, Fl. It is a simple ribbing worked from p1, add one bead, k4, p1, add one bead, repeat til last stitch, p1. I’m using four packages of beads from Joannes, and will bead the beginning and end but not the middle. This will be absolutely gorgeous with my off white halter top wedding dress.
I am looking forward to my small wedding on the beach to my loving fiance who puts up with my many ecentricities. We’re planning a very simple ceremony at sunset with a few friends and family members. If I had more time, I’d probably be knitting my wedding dress, but three months was not enough time at all. I decided I’d probably tear my own hair out. I want something of my own creation, so I will have the scarf and I will be knitting my own garter belt.