Another day, another scarf. I’m starting to feel like I’m doomed to live out my days knitting scarves for people.
But imagine my delight when my dad specifically requested cables (A man! Who likes cables!) Since I love cables, and the last scarf I knitted him was kind of basic, I decided it couldn’t be any old cable scarf, it had to be the best cable scarf of all time. I won’t leave too much detail here because he might come across it (hi Papa!) but for those on Ravelry, it’s this one.
I thought I could cheat and work out the cable design from the photo, but after eventually buying the pattern I realised this would have been virtually impossible. Not only did it start with a tubular cast-on, which I’d never tried before, but the cable design is long (just one repeat of the motif is 32 rows) and complicated (two cable needles at a time).
Progress so far is slow. I was really relieved that the tubular cast-on worked, I was convinced it would unravel as soon as I cut the green yarn away. It gives a pleasingly neat, and satisfyingly squishy edge. I’ve been incredibly tired these last two weeks (tourist season…) and it kind of shows in my knitting – so many mistakes already!
I just can’t bring myself to undo them, though. It’s one of those pattens where any attempt to undo would take hours and potentially just screw things up even more. Feel kind of guilty about this (I’m normally such a perfectionist) but I don’t think my dad would mind that much…