Finished The Irish Hiking Scarf

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I finally finished the scarf tonight. I guess it came out ok for my first attempt at cables.

Now to start the hat.

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It looks very nice, I agree with everyone about the mistakes. You have to practice and get experience, as you get experience things get better. I like the color as it does not take away from the cables, your selection was very clever.

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Thanks. Mason Linux:

Thanks.

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teejtc's picture

"came out ok"??!?!? It's

"came out ok"??!?!? It's incredible!

Beautiful job!

Grace and Peace,
`tim

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Thank you, but it does have

Thank you, but it does have a number of mistakes in it that just don't show in the photo. But as long as I keep improving I'm happy.

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TomH's picture

Great scarf. And it's long

Great scarf. And it's long enough to be comfortable and practical.

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Thanks. Yeah, I hate short

Thanks. Yeah, I hate short scarves. I plan to make a really long one later on.

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MMario's picture

Looks great! The

Looks great! The variagation is slow enough to let the cables show - yet it's not "just" a cabled scarf. Good Job!

MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!

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Thanks, I wasn't too sure

Thanks, I wasn't too sure about the Shadows yarn at first but I do like the end effect.

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Bill's picture

Mason...it's

Mason...it's TERRRRRIFIC!!!
just look how far you've come in just a few months!

Darrel's picture

Truly! That looks super

Truly! That looks super nice!

Don't be too hard on yourself about mistakes... I think the most important thing to note is your progress. You made a beautiful scarf! I can't wait to see how the hat turns out!

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Thanks. I didn't actually

Thanks. I didn't actually start progressing until I stopped worrying so much about mistakes. Unless I catch it right away (I'm getting better about that) or it's just a horribly obvious one, I just call it a design feature and keep going.

I finally learned how to 'read' my knitting (it just came to all of a sudden) which has really cut down on the mistakes.

I've cast on the hat and have it under way.

Mason

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Bill's picture

" finally learned how to

" finally learned how to 'read' my knitting"
...Isn't that a wonderful feeling!
syddenly you don't feel as lost and confused about what you're doing...

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Yeah it really makes a

Yeah it really makes a difference.

Mason

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MMario's picture

Absolultamentaly! and then

Absolultamentaly! and then one day you catch yourself "reading" someone's sweater or scarf - while they are wearing it!

MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!

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LOL it's already

LOL it's already happened.

Mason

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Thanks, I really enjoyed

Thanks, I really enjoyed doing the cables.

Mason

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YugiDean's picture

Beautiful! I like that

Beautiful! I like that cable pattern a lot. I might have to gank it. :-)

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Thanks Mason Linux: because

Thanks

Mason

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BronxKnit's picture

That looks great, I really

That looks great, I really like the color way; it makes me think of New Hampshire around this time with all the leaves changing and the tourists on the Kankamangus Highway.

The hat is a snap, I have made two so far and it looks like they will be my go to gift this season. Especially after I found Donegal Tweed at a yarn store for seven dollars a skein.

Happy Knitting.

BK

Walrus and Carpenter

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Thanks, I kinda had fall

Thanks, I kinda had fall colors in mind when I selected the yarn.

I'm going to be using Silver's Palindrome for the hat using the same yarn as the scarf.

Mason

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