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Color-Filled Cabled Cowl (or scarf)

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this cowl/scarf is knit flat and has a natural inclination to bias; if making the cowl, block flat and then stitch the ends together from the WS this cowl/scarf is completely reversible the first and last 3 sts are a knitted on i-cord -- this gives the edges a professional, finished look. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY understanding of cabling ability to work yo's and k2tog GAUGE 12sts x 20rows = 4" stockinette -- note, the cable pattern (completely reversible) pulls in the sts ... make sure you achieve gauge to obtain the drape of these "heavy" cables. SUGGESTED YARN 220 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Stacey Trock's Magic Ball COLORWAY varied

Recommended with this pattern

  • Cable needle or dpn to hold sts for cabling
  • approx 220 yards worsted-weight wool or wool blend (striped or solid)
  • US #10 (either straights or circs)

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By Hand, With Heart
By Hand, With Heart
Hi, my name is Mary Gildersleeve. I began designing shortly after teaching myself to knit at the age of 8, primarily because I do not take commands very well and I also could not afford the fancy yarns back then. Knitting and designing were my constant activities throughout undergrad, grad school and family life until, in 1997, I finally went professional and established By Hand, With Heart ... traditional hand-knit designs with a modern twist. I now create designs for various knitwear outlets (including published designs in Knitters, INKnitters, Cast On), custom knit original designs, and self-publish my own patterns . I maintain a website (www.marygildersleeve.com) where I discuss my work, my finds (reviewing books and supplies) and suggestions for teaching everyone this age-old art. I particularly love teaching all aspects of knitting ... from beginner to expert, from learning to read charts to designing your own. On most Saturdays, you can find me working at my LYS, Dog House Yarns in Culpeper. I am the exclusive designer for the cashmere-farm, Spring Gate Farm, located in Barboursville, VA. I earned an MBA from the College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA) in 1988 and a BA in Print Journalism from Gonzaga University (Spokane, Washington) in 1983. I continue with my knitting education by attending seminars, voraciously reading all knitting books, magazines, and websites, and constantly honing my practical knitting skills. I was an active member of the Association of Knitwear Designers (which shut down, unfortunately). I am married, have 5 children (10 to 23 yrs) and keep busy homeschooling, working on the computer, writing articles, and knitting, knitting, knitting in rural Virginia. In 2008, a book I wrote was published "Great Yarns for the Close-Knit Family: over two dozen hand-knit designs inspired by a dozen fantastic family read-alouds"; a year later, another book I wrote hit the bookstores, "In His Image: Nurturing Creativity in the Heart of Your Home" (both are available on Amazon and other book outlets)..