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Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,
I am excited to offer you Rambling today as a free downloadable pattern. The pattern is fun because you are in charge of placing your own cable twists. There is no rhyme or reason, when you feel one of the three columns of knit stitches on the right side of the scarf needs a twist you throw one in. You’re the designer and no two versions of Rambling will ever be the same.
When I started knitting my own Rambling I didn’t want to be bothered with counting a single row or repeat. I wanted to see where the road would take me. You will enjoy making this scarf like no other because it will hold your interest all the way to the end. It is exciting to see how the various columns turn out.
The reason Rambling is the perfect first cable project for any level of knitter, even the newest of the new, is because the cable twist is the easiest sort of cable and choosing when to place the twist gives the knitter an understanding of how spacing the twists will give different looks to each column. It is an instant and simple study of easy cables.
Here is what you will need:
Spud & Chloë Sweater, 2 skeins ( I used Rootbeer but any color or even stripes would be fantastic!)
US size 9 needles ( or size to give a 4 stitches per inch gauge)
Note: I made my Rambling for a man. I think a scarf around 62-inches is the perfect length for an average height man so I stopped at 62-inches. If I were making this scarf for me or for a woman I would have kept going until I used up all of the 2 skeins of yarn.
Have fun, Knitters! You are going to absolutely love knitting and wearing and gifting this lush, scrumptious cable scarf. I can’t wait to see how your versions of Rambling turn out!