Cabled Sachet

Posted by Caroline Hershey

A simple but lovely knitted project, perfect for quick knitting and last minute gifts. Just fill with lavendar for a sweet, sweet fragrance.

Here’s the pattern I used for KnitXperience this fall when we were studying cables.

Cabled Sachet
50g ball Cotton yarn
Size 6 knitting needles 

Front Cross (FC): sl 2 sts to dpn and hold in front, p1, then k2 from dpn.
Back Cross (BC): sl 1 st to dpn and hold in back, k2, then p1 from dpn.

Close Braid Cable (from Barbara Walker)
Panel of 13 sts
Row 1: (Wrong side) K3, p4, k2, p2, k2.
Row 2: P2, FC, BC, FC, P2.
Row 3: and all subsequent wrong-side rows, knit all knit sts and purl all purl sts.
Row 4: P3, sl next 2 sts to dpn and hold in back, k2, then k2 from dpn; p2, k2, p2.
Row 6: P2, BC, FC, BC, P2.
Row 8: P2, k2, p2, sl next 2 sts to dpn and hold in front, k2, then k2 from dpn; p3.
Repeat Rows 1-8

CO 31 sts
Work 4 rows in 1×1 rib.
Begin Row 1 working cable over center13 sts. On either side of the cable work 7 purl sts and 2 knit stitches and on subsequent rows knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts for these sts on either side of the cable panel.
Repeat cable panel 5 times or as long as you want.
Repeat 4 rows rib.
Bind off.
Fill with lavender (may put lavender in small bag inside the knitted bag)

Reversible Cabled Scarf pattern

Posted by Caroline Hershey

Here’s the pattern for the reversible cabled scarf we knitted at KnitXperience this November. We knitted it with Elsebeth Lavold’s Silky Flamme.

Cabled Scarf Pattern

 by Melissa Abbott 

Using heavy worsted weight or bulky wt yarn and size 10.5 needles
 CO 32 sts

Set Up Rows
2 rows K1, P1 rib


Row 1: 4/4 cable RC, (K1, P1) 4 times, 4/4 cable RC, (K1, P1) 4 times

Rows 2-4 Knit the knit stitches and purl the purl stitches

Row 5: (K1, P1) 4 times, 4/4 cable LC, (K1, P1) 4 times, 4/4 cable LC

Rows 6-8 Knit the knit stitches and purl the purl stitches

 Continue pattern repeat until several yards left,

End with 2 rows K1, P1 rib

4/4 RC – Sl 4 sts to cable needle & hold in back, [K1, P1] 2 times, [K1, P1] from cable needle
4/4 LC – Sl 4 sts to cable needle & hold in front, [K1, P1] 2 times, [K1, P1] from cable needle


Reversible Cable Scarf

Posted by Caroline Hershey



Melissa completed her reversible cable scarf she began at the Retreat and used 2 balls of Silky Flamme by Elsebeth Lavold. The cable pattern gives the scarf a lovely scalloped edging.

She is raiding the shop today to see which yarn she is going to use to knit the Minimalist Sweater. Hmmm. I think I will have to double check her knitting bag before she leaves to make sure some Zauberball hasn’t jumped in there. HA!

Fingerless Mittens

Posted by Caroline Hershey

After knitting 26 or more autumn leaves for the KnitXperience Retreat, I had a ton of odds and ends left over of the Silk Garden DK yarn because I wanted each one to be a different mittenscolor so I pulled the balls all apart to get to the colors I wanted. Needless to say I had a mess (which our cat Click loves) and I really did want to do something with the remains. I needed a pair of fingerless mittens for myself and voila, got one done and on to the next one. (The drawback being the nasty number of ends I had to secure at the end.)

I used this pattern I found on the internet (scroll down on the right side of her blog), changed it a little because I didn’t want the flip top and wanted my thumb to have some air. Other than that, I knitted it the same. I tell you, this is the easiest pattern for mittens. Try it out. And if you’re striping in the ribbing, don’t forget the neat trick when you change colors, to knit that first row with the new color to avoid the color change bumps. Oh yes, the magic loops is grand for this!

KnitXperience 2010

Posted by Caroline Hershey

We had a wonderful group of ladies attending the KnitXperience 2010. They knitted cabled bookmarks as their intro to cabling and then launched into a reversible cabled scarf. All was fun, a little challenging, and the location was lovely. Check out the photos below.

Our group.


Just some of the lovely scarves and bookmarks created.


As always, the mountains did not disappoint us with their beauty.

To view all the photos from the weekend go the KnitXperience 2010. Mark your calendar for next year’s event, KnitXperience 2011, Nov. 11-13, and plan to join us.

Cosmo Scarf

Posted by Caroline Hershey

Reversible Cabled Scarf

The road trip did yield ample time to try out the new Cosmo yarn that we received last week. It became very interesting trying to knit on the PA turnpike. Boy! Is that ever a rough road. I decided to make a reversible cables scarf, and crossing thecosmo-scarf-1 cables while crossing the potholes was a feat. But I worked a large enough sample to judge what the yarn is like. Besides making a scrumptious, soft, and all around lovely scarf, the yarn is great to work with, not splitty and moves over the needles very well. Definitely one to knit with.

This is a simple pattern with a 4 stitch reversible cable. We are teaching cabling and reversible cables at our KnitXperience Retreat in November.

Don’t forget that the Cosmo yarn is currently our Featured Product. Find out more here on the Blog under Featured Product post.

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