you asked for it—you got it, just in time for weekend knitting. we didn’t even rush it; the cabled keyhole scarf is so quick to knit that we had several test copies finished in no time. i can assure you though, that the results belie the effort involved—it looks suitably impressive, polished, and richly textured enough for any occasion, any recipient. a great stash-busting project for small amounts of DK yarn or that little luxury skein you’ve been trying to match with a project.
shown here, size small in briar rose fibers cashmere special, a pure cashmere 4-ply sport/DK, in colorway 103 blue/green. chris is offering a special discount to knitspot readers through january 8, 2011 for all yarn purchases from her online shop; use the keycode knitspot.
this scarf also coordinates very well with our fine cabled mitts; it requires a different yarn weight, but sometimes we have both in the same color, right?
if you don’t have a luxury yarn on hand, sturdy, workaday yarns work equally well—a couple of my samples are knit in machine wash DK purchased at a discount store, but can you guess which ones?
i wanted to complete a couple more samples for the pattern release, but then thought that maybe you’d just want the pattern more quickly—we can all knit our next one together. haha, i’m sure a KAL for this scarf will spring up in our knitspot ravelry group before i’m done writing this post!
i’ve got my next cabled scarf in spirit trail birte on the needles now and i plan at least two more—one in a pretty green berroco blackstone tweed and one in great northern yarns cashmere DK.
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and happy weekend knitting—you deserve it. try to relax and take things as they come; getting ready for christmas should be fun.
Hooray! I just bought this (along with Juerga) for some weekend knitting. Thank you!
I love this pattern! I normally knit cowls because I hate having to wrap a scarf around my neck and tuck it in. Cables and lovely hassle free scarf sound like the perfect pattern for the Knit Picks Capra I have sitting in my stash. Now to finish my gift knitting so I can make this for myself!
Love this. I have a few single skeins hanging around. These will be perfect.
Oh, they’re gorgeous! Is it greedy to want a mitt pattern to make a set? 😉
Yes!! Something I can make for myself-can’t make cowls cause my hair is too long-but this will work! Off to buy it…
Thanks. Perfect knitting for our snow event of 6-12″ of snow tomorrow in Green Bay, WI!
YEA! I’m on my way to buy the pattern now and I will be casting on tomorrow morn . . . finishing up my fingerless mitts tonight so I’m ready!
Thank you Anne!!
Thanks Anne! I’ve got several single skeins just waiting for this pattern!
Wonderful, just cast off a small Christmas project and have been waiting for this one ready to knit 2 for a couple of special people. Thanks Anne another brilliant pattern!
Anne, this is one of the few times that I went to buy the pattern before reading your blog. I love this Keyhole scarf! It’s brilliant. I’m going to make several for last-minute gifts. Thank you for getting this pattern out so quickly and givine us 2 weeks to knit : )
Maybe I can even sneak in one for me!
That’s gorgeous! Will it work in sock yarn, or does it need DK? I might just have to purchase a skein of something nice!! Any excuse!
I am already addicted to this pattern! Love it – and now I hope to pull off just a few more hand-knitted Christmas gifts since this knits up so fast . . . .
You are so right! I cast on after dinner and cast off at bedtime! Perfect gift for my hairstylist. And loads of other people too. Thanks Anne .
Perfect! I have a skein of Chris’ cashmere that’s been waiting for just the perfect project. Now I know what I’m knitting for my mother in law for the holiday. Thanks for another beautiful pattern.
It’s a fabulous pattern!! And the results are wonderful 🙂 I’m giving the first one away, but I’m sure the second will be all for ME!
Another lovely pattern & just in time for Christmas.
Am so enjoying knitting this wonderful scarf …. meant to be for a gift but I may have to keep it for myself (or more in the spirit of the season, knitting one for myself after I finish this one :>) Thank you!