Pat's Knitting and Quilting
December 5, 2008
I started Onduleux Cables way back in September, knitting a repeat here and there when I wanted to feel this soft, silky, cushiony, luxurious yarn flow through my fingers. My neck is very sensitive - no woolen scarves for me, but this yarn is heaven wrapped around my neck! The cables are reversible and look just as pretty on either side of the scarf - the secret is ribbing which hides the purl stitches and shows the knit stitches making it appear as if there are just knitted cables. I even like the naturally curved edges - all pretty!
Pattern: Onduleux Cables by Angela Johnson
Here is a close up of the cable stitches...thick, lush, and warm!
In the sock the sock knitting arena - Dave's socks just need toes - will be done next! Latvian Dances are gusset bound (and would be a bit further along if I hadn't attempted to knit on them after 2 glasses of wine - not a good idea with colorwork!) After some ripping, they are back on the needles and moving along again. (this picture was taken the day before the slightly tipsy knitting episode.)
I've been trying not to buy anymore sock yarn, but lost my resolve when I saw this post on Kim's blog. I immediately emailed her because I REALLY wanted that pink yarn hanging on her deck rail. When I left The Woolen Rabbit, I not only had my "Cherry Bomb", but also bought a skein of "Neptune"which is the beautifully hand dyed yarn that I'm using for new Cable Twist Socks - classic sock pattern by Adrian from Hello Yarn that I've had in my "to knit" file for about 3 years~ Perfect for this special skein of yarn in subtle shades of green!