Here comes another design that's been years in the making. I had the crazy idea to make a cable scarf as a tube--knit in the round so that there was no bad side. I know, I've seen the cool reversible cable patterns out there, but I wanted to do the cables traditionally, not in rib stitch. Of course, the scarf would have to have a matching hat, as I do have a penchant for the matching sets--I'm such a dork!
I would like for you to meet Mabel. She's a super-long, knitted cable tube featuring a braid cable and an irregular cable with k3/p2's in between. I made mine on 2 circular needles, but dpn work as well.
Essentially, you end up with a double scarf. If you need warmth, try this one out.
Here's a closer view of the cables. This sample is knit with Patons Classic Wool. I love this yarn, and I love blue & brown.
It's a little bulky when you're working it up, but it blocks out nice and compact. I can't wait until it gets cold enough to wear this one!
Cables on both sides--see?
The hat finishes out to 21" circumference, but because of the rib pattern, will fit a variety of head sizes.
Now you know what the peek was a week or so ago, and I mentioned Andrea--well, she was the tester on this pattern.
Congratulations, Andrea! (She just got married a couple of weekends ago.)