Monday, August 28, 2006

Just finished!

Just finished my scarf =)
it's knitted in PT5 yarn.
-Solveig, Norway

First One

Here's my first IHS. I'm knitting it in an Australian yarn called Heirloom Cashmino. I'm lovin it! :-) Stripey

Sunday, August 27, 2006


Just Joined, I am loving cables and really looking forward to knitting this one. All the scarves look great!

Now serving numbers 2 and 3

I'm working on two IHS at the moment. I do have to admit that I've been really slacking with my knitting lately. I should be much further along with both of these by now.


It's very hard to get a non-blurry photo of heathered yarn.



The grey one is just being made for the heck of it, I'll probably add it to the Christmas stash. The coral is a gift for a friend in Montréal. I'm going to make the matching hats for each of them.

Just Joined

Hi - I am the other Adelle - the one at Knitmodo that I linked to above. I found this KAL and had to join. I love making cables. I haven't bought the yarn yet - can anyone make some good recommendations? I would love a wool blend - perhaps alpaca/wool? Silk/wool? I just want it to be really soft yet hold up to wear. And I love to take advice from other knitters and find new yarns. :)

Looking forward to meeting you all and I hope you come visit me at Knitmodo.

Adelle Tilton

Saturday, August 26, 2006


Here's my Irish hiking Scarf done.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Another Newbie

Hi all! My name is Leigh Ann from Sarnia, Ontario. The Irish Hiking Scarf is gorgeous! Thank you for letting me participate.

I started it today in line ready to cross the border. Got 12 rows done by the time we got through and realized that I screwed up. rip it, rip it. I am making it for my hubby for Christmas. I am using Patons Canadianna in Navy Blue. Looks great and I will post pictures later when we get back from holidays. Also, I am using a size 6mm needle. I have done cables before and am doing great its row 2 that keeps throwing me off! duh!! Shouldn't work on it while the kids have a dvd going in the car.

Have a great weekend everyone!


I all I'm new the kal and to cables. I'm thinking of making the scarf with knit picks swish superwash. Any hints, tips, suggestions about the yarn and/or knitting cables for the first time would be very welcome!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006


This first IHS is just the first of many Irish Hiking Scarves in my future! Thanks for the support and the archives full of inspiration!

Monday, August 21, 2006

Hi - this will be my first project with cables

Hi! My name is Charity and I'm in Seattle. This scarf will be my first project with cables. I figure I'll be very good at them by the time I'm done. I'll be using Debbie Bliss merino aran in a lovely dark green with cranberry for the edges. I'll post a picture of my progress soon! Wish me luck!

Friday, August 18, 2006

Finished IHS

I finished the Irish Hiking Scarf in just under 8 months. When I began knitting, it was actually a bit chilly outside. But the photo above was taken in 100-degree (F) weather. The irony isn't lost on me. ;-) I enjoyed this pattern, the yarn I chose (Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride from the stash) and the color (Tiger Lily). I'd definitely knit one again and recommend it to anybody who hasn't tried knitting cables yet. By the time you're finished knitting the scarf, you truly "get" cables.

Thank you for a wonderful Knit-Along!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006


I recently started my Irish Hiking Scarf on a long drive and made a lot of progress. Since then, it has been sitting by the wayside while I finished other projects. I'm hoping this KAL will encourage me to get it finished!

The scarf is knit out of Patons Classic Wool Merino in dark natural. I'm using size 9 needles since I am a relatively tight knitter. The finished scarf will be a holiday present for my father!

Feel free to stop by my blog to hear more about my knitting family, our spinning wheel shenanigans, and the adventures of Sock.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

First Scarf Progress

Since this is my first attempt at cables I used the yarn that was handy and worsted weight. That meant Red Heart Super Saver acrylic. Before I officially tried to join this KAL I started the scarf using the pattern provided. I have been working on it at home mostly.

At this point it is about 31 inches long and I am still on the first skein. Although I am still having problems keeping my tension even, I think I have been getting better with the cables. The attached device in the pic is just a simple row counter that I made so I don't lose track. It needs some work since I did not have something that would definitely prevent beads moving on or off the inner counting ring. So I try to complete the cable row before having to put it away while commuting.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Moderated comments

Due to some moron who had nothing better to do than post comment spam all night long for several days, I've had to enable the "moderate comments" feature. It was a PITA to delete EACH AND EVERY ONE, but I think they're all gone. Rest assured, comments will be posted (unless, of course, it's comment spam).

Now back to our regularly scheduled knitting...

Friday, August 11, 2006

Another one done

Another Irish Hiking Scarf completed. Great scarf! I ♥ it! This was made with 2 skeins Paton's Classic Merino Wool in an off white and on US 8 needles. Gotta get more yarn and make another! TFL!

Thursday, August 10, 2006

My first few inches of Irish Scarf

Hello, dear friends!

I joined both KAL (the Irish Hiking Scarf and the Conquering Cables). Since the project applies to both, here it is. I have begun my very first scarf with cables... following the pattern given by the blog's homepage. I am enjoying this very much. It knits up quite quickly, and the cable isn't difficult... I bought a cable needle and I enjoy it, although sometimes I am not very sure how to handle it when it's hanging in front of work. Sometimes it gets stucked with the work while I am trying to knit the first three stitches before those on the cable.. oh well :) About the yarn: It's called "Colore", by "Rubí" - this is made in Seville. I haven't been able to find it anywhere on the Internet. I am afraid it is an obscure brand made exclusively for a big commercial centre (El corte inglés). Anyway, here is the beginning of the scarf.

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The yarn is multicoloured but the cables show up nicely. It really looks lovely, more than in the photographs (isn't that frustrating?). Anyway, I am going to continue this. I have two balls... it should server. They measure some 260meters together.

Would love to hear your comments :) Look how it mixes in a lovely way with my "ocean" ribbing scarf (also under "construction" :D

First Finished IHS

I finished my first IHS!
IHS Full Length
IHS Close up

It is 70 inches long, knit in Lion's Brand Fishermen's Wool on size 8 needles. It took almost the full skein to knit.

I am going to start another one here before long, for myself. And a great-uncle has been hinting at wanting one himself, so that may be a Yule gift this year.


My First Scarf!

I finished my Irish Hiking Scarf at the end of June but haven't had the time to post. So here it is:

Yarn: Karabella - 2 balls Aurora 8 color #1350 & 4 balls Aurora Bulky Melange color #007/AB7
Just under 420 yards used - end weight 10 ounces - 64 inches long
Yarn Source:
Jimmy Beans Wool - Reno
Lantern Moon - Rosewood US 8 / 5mm - I also used a bamboo cable needle and a plastic clover cable needle. I prefer the bamboo because it allowed for more control, although the dip in the plastic needle was nice as it put the needle down a bit out of the way.
I didn't pay attention to gauge as it was a scarf, although it does seem to be in line with the scarves dimensions overall.
I used two weights of yarn in two different colors.
This is the first scarf I have ever completed. It was the second scarf I started, but things took a bad turn with the RockStar Scarf. :P I started it on April 21st. Considering I had only just started to teach myself to knit on March 25th I'd say that's not too shabby. ;)

Here is a picture of it while I was making it:

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

So, first off, Hello! My Name is Kaity, and I just joined this Knit-along. I love this pattern! The scarf is looking great! I actually took it with me yesterday to a concert (All American Rejects). So, here's me waiting in line (we where in line for 5 hours! But we got good seats):
Yeah, people where staring at me, but I don't care! My scarf enjoyed the opening band:

And, here's my progress as of 5 minutes ago:

I started my second half with a new ball of yarn! Yay! Half way there! I'm using Cascade 220.

Oh yeah, that stitch marker you see hanging off the side of my scarf shows from where I started this morning.

Friday, August 04, 2006

First two days of knitting

I've gotten past the stage where the scarf could be mistaken for a dishrag, and now I can drape it across this banister.
I love this pattern! For the next few weeks I have to knit in small blocks of time, so I think I'm going to mark where I start each day, just so I can keep track of my progress.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

My 1st IHS finished!

I'm finally done! Took me a little more than 3 months of intermittent knitting. I used 3 skeins of Frog Tree merino worsted - color 31.

Lol - excuse the cat feet in the pic!

Lions Suede Yarn

My mom bought me 17 skeins of this yarn...has anyone tried it on this lovely scarf? I was hoping it would work for my mother-in-law for Christmas!

Irish Hiking Scarf #1 is FINISHED

I have finished my FIRST Irish Hiking Scarf and I love it. It is 67 inches long. I love to wrap a scarf around my neck so I made it longer than the directions called for. Here it is in all it's glory on a hot summer day by the pool. OK, I have tried to put up images several times but it is not working. Will try again later on.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

First photo

Here comes my first photo of my Irish Hikin Scarf