The Irish Hiking Scarf is finished. The cable pattern was nice, simple and went pretty quick. I was able to follow along after a repeat or two without the pattern at all. I finished it in just over a week. It was perfect knitting for sitting in front of the television at night after work. I really liked working with this yarn. It had a strong feel but a nice soft texture, almost buttery.
The cables sure do eat up a lot of yarn; I used up every bit of the skein. I had just a foot or two left over. I think next time I'd like to make a larger scarf. The wool I picked knit up thick and warm. I think it would wrap around a little easier if it was just a little longer. It is just a little heavy for me. My husband decided that the color suited him so he has laid claim to the scarf. I am glad it found an owner.
Pattern: Irish Hiking Scarf from Hello Yarn
Yarn: 1 skein of Fleece Artist
Blue Face Leicester Aran;
color Flagstone Pathway;
250 grams/375 meters
Needles: addi TURBO -US# 8/5.0 mm
Finished Width: 5 inches
Finished Length: 57 inches
Date Started: February 3, 2007
Date Finished: February 9, 2007
This is only my second try at cables and now I'm thinking about starting a sweater I have been eyeing that has a cable border. I've been thinking of trying the Cardigan for Arwen pattern. I have a bunch of DB Alpaca Silk in my stash that could work. I'm not sure if the yarn will work well for the sweater though. I'm afraid the alpaca won't show the cables that well and may be too heavy. Maybe the silk will help out. Any thoughts or experience with an alpaca silk combo that you'd share?