Mystery Scarf unveiled

Ta-da!

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Here it is, worn by the happy recipient.

And here it is, poised for its close-up:
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This was a fun project, there was enough happening to keep me interested through the many inches, but nothing too challenging either. I found the free pattern here. I decided to make it using two colors, as requested by my dearly beloved, and used a really soft alpaca/merino blend (I forget the brand name, I will have to update this post later).

I did encounter a problem, which was my own fault, not the pattern’s.
As I proceeded to make the seed stitch edge longer – a momentary lapse in judgement: I actually thought it would look better – I realized that because of the way the cables flare out into the seed stitch part, I was getting a “skirt” effect.
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Like this.

But even though I was aware of the problem, I kept knitting and knitting, wondering whether I should frog or not frog, knit-knit-knit… until I was too far along into the cable portion to actually frog it and start over. So I took a deep breath and decided to cut the damn skirt and see what happened…
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How scary is this?

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After the skirtectomy

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Removing the little bits of yarn, praying for proper healing of the wound.

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Well, this doesn’t look too bad, let’s just bind off in pattern…

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Oooh, much more handsome without the skirt.

All in all, I’m really happy with this, and I was delighted to see Gabe departing for work with his new scarf proudly draped around his neck, ready to brave the California weather.

2 thoughts on “Mystery Scarf unveiled

  1. Wow, doesn’t he look sharp with in his blazer and scarf! Alright, I am going to have to have you over for a knit night so you can teach me cable. I tried to learn on my own, but the stitch that twists the cable always stretches out really horribly. We moved to Pasadena, so it would be a bit of a drive, though.

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