Anne Hansons' Cable Keyhole Scarf, Knit in Berroco Ultra Alpaca - Brown Rice (6202, Dye Lot 910)
I can't count the number of ways I love this thing but let me give you a few deets:
- It takes about 60 g of yarn i.e. under 1 skein, and 6 hours (if you're me).
- You don't have to worry about gauge. It is a scarf, after all.
- You can even substitute yarns of different composition and weight, though I think a worsted is best, for warmth and heft.
- It's not hard. I read up on how to cable (online) and this is what came of it.
- All that's to say, cabling, if finicky, is not scary! I know it looks difficult. It looks fancy and special. But people who've been knitting for 3 months can figure out the technique simply from posts on the internet - and accomplish a successful end result.
- It's totally flattering - I've had many compliments and I've only worn it once.
- Last week, I bought enough yarn to make 5 or 6 of these for Xmas presents. Sorry, those of you who know me IRL, your getting a jump on the surprise.
If anyone has a skein of Berroco Ultra Alpaca, Brown Rice - 6202, dye lot 910, I would so appreciate the opportunity to buy it or trade with you. Please let me know!