Dare I...?

So, my present collection of projects in progress is about to dissapear.  As I am going to be spening Labor Day at a secluded lake house I can't think of anything better to do than gather supplies to start a new project!  For some reason I have this voice in my head telling me to make a Cable Scarf...and it is a forcefull voice!

Is this a dumb idea for a new knitter?  How hard (honestly) is this endevor going to be?  I really have the burning desire to try it!  Does anyone have any cool basic Cable-Scarf patterns?  Resources?

 Dare I...?

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Tallguy's picture

Oh, absolutely go for it! 

Oh, absolutely go for it!  There is nothing complicated about cables.  Heck, it's still one stitch at a time, and only knits and purls.  Some are out of order -- that's it.  Very simple really.  (make sure you tell people it was really hard and you had to concentrate all the time, and you were exhausted doing it -- they like to hear stories like that).  There are lots of patterns out there.  Scarves take longer to do --- ever think of doing a dishcloth with heavier cotton?  Good way to practice!

VillageKnittiot's picture

 ChrisN15720    Did a

 ChrisN15720    Did a nice Cabled scarf.  If you check out his blog you can see what it looks like in white.  If you look at the website listed, you'll see the pattern and also in a darker color. (I like Chris' version better).  Cables are fairly easy, just slipping some stitches onto a cable needle (if you can find them, I'd get the wooden str8 ones, they seem easier to use and knit off of. ) and then just knitting them off. Basically you're just knitting stitches out of order.   For handy video instructions check out http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/advanced_techniques/   there are little videos there under 'Decorative Stitches.   Once you see how easy they are, you'll love doing them.

Pattern for Chris' Good Ol' Cabled Scarf: http://www.yarnagogo.com/good_ole_cabled_scarf/

charmingbilly's picture

go for it......but be sure

go for it......but be sure to include some cables in your tension swatch just to get a feel for the process before you're all up in it with the project Cool

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charmingbilly's picture

go for it......but be sure

go for it......but be sure to include some cables in your tension swatch just to get a feel for the process before you're all up in it with the project Cool

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YarnGuy716's picture

Cables really aren't as hard

Cables really aren't as hard as they look.  Remember, it's all just knits and purls. Wink

I say go for it, have fun doing it and wear it proudly when you are done! 

I say GO FOR IT! too. 

I say GO FOR IT! too.  Cables aren't difficult--you just slip a few stitches onto a special needle and knit them out of order.  You just have to watch whether you hold the cable needle in front or in back as that determines which direction the cable will "twist".

Warren's picture

Go for it!  My first

Go for it!  My first project I took on was a cable-knit sweater.  I have no regrets!

klamathsteve's picture

Ha newknitter,Go to the yarn

Ha newknitter,Go to the yarn store and get a pattern for something alittle easier to cable for the first project.  I did some felted cabled mittens for my first cabling project.  That way you can tell early if your going to like it.

Have fun and good luck.    Steve

MMario's picture

It's still just one stitch

It's still just one stitch at a time...so go for it! Try googling for the 'Irish Hiking Scarf" many have reported success with that as their first cable project.

MMario - I don't live in the 21st Century - but I play a character who does.