Cables and Knitting

Posted by Caroline Hershey

Brioche Stitch Cable Scarf

brioche-scarfWe have developed an interest in cables recently especially reversible cables. What a cool scarf you can make if it doesn’t matter which side is out. Lily Chin has several patterns developed with this technique. Scouting around on the internet, I found this pattern on FireFlower Knits and gave it a try. It is a reversible cable scarf with a brioche stitch cable. I think it is a knockout if I do say so myself. The yarn is from Fiesta Yarns called Watermark. The brioche stitch makes it a little more complicated than it needs to be to just make a reversible cable but it turned out lovely. This has hooked me but good! If you want the web address to get the pattern, email, and I’ll send it.

3 Responses to “Cables and Knitting”

  1. Michelle Ehrich Says:

    My friend Sarah wore that exact same scarf in purple to our critique group meeting the other night! It was gorgeous. I may have to make one.

    By the way, I finished the hoodie with the Blackberry Carodan Farm wool. It’s on my Ravelry page.

  2. Caroline Says:

    Your blackberry hoodie is lovely. So glad I was able to see part of it in progress. Tell me more about using the embroidery thread for sewing it together. Isn’t that too fine and will cut the yarn at some point?

  3. Michelle Ehrich Says:

    I read about the embroidery thread on a discussion board on Ravelry. The idea is that you can use it for mattress stitch because it will slip through easily when you pull it tight, but it won’t break the way yarn can. I imagine it might not be the best solution for a delicate yarn, but for the worsted wool it worked very well. I used all the plies together to keep it slippery, but strong. I don’t know yet how it will hold up over the long term!

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