Cable On Scarf is one of my earlier designs I wanted to photograph again, to show off the texture in a better light. I knew my magnificent team: photographer Eivind Røhne, model Silje Andresen/Team Models, hair & makeup artist Sissel Fylling plus location manager Michael Marveng-Puckett, would fulfil my expectations at the National Museum – Architecture in late November. I decided to style the natural grey scarf knitted in the divine Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk Tinde Pelsull/pelt wool yarn, with a black kimono and black pencil trouser as well as long leather gloves. The Norwegian pattern was first printed in the magazine Familien in January 2015. The reviewed English pattern has a new chart and is available on Ravelry and Loveknitting.
The cable on scarf is reversible, made in rib instead of the usual stocking stitch, framed by double seed stitch on every edge. Distinctive Stag Horn cables give the generous scarf texture and depth. Why not use it as a decorative warm collar pinned together by a shawl pin? The sample is knitted in a natural grey shade of the beautiful Tinde Pelt Yarn by Hifa.
The scarf is knitted using 3.5 mm/US 4 needle with a gauge of 20 stitches and 26 rows in stocking stitch measures 10 cm/4″ square. The numerous cables make the scarf slow to knit but it also gives it a lovely textural feel. Now, there is only one design left that I have not shown you from our photoshoot in November and it is coming next.
The Cable On Scarf, first published in Norwegian in Familien 2/2015, is now available in English in my Ravelry Store. It was the first in my series of reversible scarves that look equally good as a loose collar and the later designs have their own collars added onto the scarf. Here is my introductions to it: The cable on scarf is reversible, made in rib instead of the usual stocking stitch, framed by double seed stitch on every edge. Distinctive Stag Horn cables give the generous scarf texture and depth. Why not use it as a decorative warm collar pinned together by a shawl pin. The sample is knitted in a natural grey shade of the beautiful Norwegian Pelt Yarn/Norsk Pelsull by Hifa.
Size: One Size
Finished measurements: Length: 153 cm/60.25″ Width: 28 cm/11″
Yarn: Hifa, Norsk Pelsullgarn (100% Norwegian Pelt wool, 100 g, 260 m/284 yds). Sample is knitted in Natural Grey 1115: 3 skeins; 702 m. http://www.ull.no/garn/ullgarn/norsk-pelsull
Alternative Yarns: Berroco, Ultra Alpaca Light (50% alpaca, 50% wool, 50 g, 133 m/144 yds). http://www.berroco.com/yarns/berroco-ultra-alpaca-light Jamieson’s, Double Knitting (100% wool, 25 g, 75 m/82 yds) http://www.jamiesonsofshetland.co.uk/spindrift-and-double-knitting-1-c.asp Rowan, Tweed (100% wool, 50 g, 118 m/129 yds) http://www.knitrowan.com/yarns/rowan-tweed Malabrigo, Arroyo, (100% superwash merino, 100 g, 306 m/335 yds) http://www.malabrigoyarn.com/subyarn.php?id=29 Or another DK/8 ply yarn.
Needles: 3.5 mm/US 4 circular needle 60 cm/24″.
Notions: Cable needle and yarn needle.
Gauge: 20 sts and 26 rows in Double seed st measures 10 cm/4″ square. 21 sts and 28 rows in st st measures 10 cm/4″ square. Adjust needle to match gauge.
One of my infatuations is reversible scarfs, and the different ways they can be worn. You can follow the development of these, as if it was a design series that started with the Cable On Scarf, recently published in Norwegian, followed by; Scarftex and now the latest; Hillevi. I had reached the conclusion that I wanted to add a shawl collar along the scarf’s length to make it more wearable: Wear it as a scarf with the collar tight around your neck, or as a shawl with the collar around your shoulders. You can even wear it upside down with the collar as a shaped curve, or as a top around your bust pinned together with a shawl pin. Hillevi was designed for the Nordic Vintage series I made in collaboration with dress designer Judith Bech and shoe designer Monica Stålvang to be published in Norwegian in Familien Trend out on 23. of February. Again, just as I did for Scarftex, I choose to hold Rowan Lima and Rowan Fine Tweed together but in two shades of blue this time. Grete Jenssen knitted the sample for me, to my relief and utter satisfaction.
This is how Hillevi looks worn as a scarf, with the collar lying flat around the neck. The lighter shade of the Rowan Fine Tweed, called Skipton, creates an extra depth of color to the deeper blue Rowan Lima, called Amazon. Even with both the two yarns together, it was knitted with a 5.5 mm/US 9 to make the cables pop. The reversible staghorn cables I found in Lily Chin’s book on Power Cables. I choose to use garter stitch on all the edges and the collar. All these great photos are taken by my husband in our garden in the warm mid-September last year.
Above the scarf is worn as a shawl upside down with the collar hanging loose. As you can see one center stitch makes up a spine in the collar with increases on each side to give the shawl collar extra fullness. In addition I choose to shape it by working a large number of short rows.
This is how the scarf looks worn as a top around the bust, pinned together with a shawl pin. I just left the excess scarf to flare at the front. I love the result with the full shape of the shawl collar visible and its sculptural look. The pick up row along the length of the scarf is visible but it only adds texture to it, in my opinion.
From behind, the middle stitch on the collar makes a decorative spine. The first small swatch I made looked stunning on Judith’s folded dress in olive green silk with a blue shine to it. So both the dress and the swatch was chosen for the collection. As you can imagine model Alexandria Eissinger at Pholk looked gorgeous wearing them both and brilliant photographer Eivind Røhne captured it all. To be continued.