Monday, June 29, 2009
I made some more headway with the cable knit scarf. When it stops being fun, I take a break from it. Cables make the stitches tight, so my hands get tired faster on that row with the crossover as well as the next row after that. Then the tension goes back to normal. It's a six row repeat so after about 18 rows it's time to put it away for awhile or even til another day.
I started a new cable scarf with front cables, back cables and horseshoe cables. First I tried it with Caron soft yarn and the mistakes were too hard to correct. It doesn't hold it's loops if you pull the needle out of a stitch to correct a cable. So I unraveled that and started again with basic Red Heart yarn. I don't like the way it feels as much but it's a lot easier to see and fix mistakes. I know the photos look like a salmon color but it's really a dusty rose pink.