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,
End with 4 rows of seed stitch, k1
This is a quick project that is easy for beginners as well. You can make a fuzzy scarf like this from many materials such as fun fur, but I prefer Paton’s Cha Cha. For a thicker scarf, use two balls of yarn held together.
For this scarf:
1 ball Paton’s Cha Cha
10 1/2 needles (6.5mm)
Gauge: 5 stitches equals 1 inch
Cast on 15 stitches
Row 1: K1, P1, continue to end
Row 2: K1, P1, continue to end
Continue until scarf is about 24 inches in length.
K1,P1 5 times- you should have 5 stitches remaining on right needle.
Turn and P1,K1,P1,K1,P1
Turn and P1,K1,P1,K1 P1
Continue until this mid section is about 1 inch long
Rejoin middle to the rest of the scarf:
Continue rest of row: K1, P1, K1, P1, K1
Next Row: K1, P1, continue to end
Continue for about 4 more inches or to the length you desire.
I finally finished it. It did not take as long as I thought it would, but of course I was overly eager to get it done. The pattern is fairly simple. I used 4 skeins of Lana Grossa Secondo in white (200 grams). I also used 4 containers (about 100) clear beads from Jo-Ann Fabric. They are 2/0 Czech Glass E-Beads from Beader’s Paradise.
This is my first pattern, so please bare with me.
String approximately 50 beads on. Cast on 78 stitches with size 6 needles. Gauge is approximately 6 stitches, 4 rows per inch but it is a stretchy yarn and pattern, so gauge is not necessary.
Row 1 – Purl 1, add one bead, Knit 4, Purl 1, add one bead, Repeat- continue to last stitch, add one Bead, Purl 1
Row 2 – Knit 1, Purl 4, Knit 1, Repeat till end.
Row 3 – Purl1, Knit 4, Purl 1, Repeat till end
Row 4- Repeat row 2
Continue this until you run out of beads, then continue without beads. When you get to the fourth skein, string the remaining beads (approximately 50). Repeat the four rows until you run out beads. Scarf should be about 20 inches wide when stretched out and 60 inches long.
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.