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Sunday, October 05, 2008

The Cable Guy

Only a few hours after Erika left us, Gerard had cast-on his first project from her Men's Knits book - the chunky Cable Scarf. This is what happens when you have a bit of inspiration. He cast-on to Strictly Come Dancing, and he cast off this morning at about 9 o'clock. There was a post in the Men Who Knit Ravelry group recently about whether cables are 'girly' - I don't think there's anything more stereotypically 'manly' than this scarf! The massive winding cable wends it's way along the entire length of this 2 metre long creation. The superchunky yarn is Lang's baby alpaca Andina, which is supersoft, but the colour and the cable are both megabutch! Gerard's chosen the dark charcoal colour which looks supersexy at the point where it meets his white beard.

I think this book is going to be a whole new project in itself - G has already started to cast-on his second project from it so expect us both, finally, to be wearing some of our own knitwear this winter!



Anonymous said...

Hi.I just wanted to say how fab your blog is.I am a knitting beginner,have just joined a knitting group and am in the process of making a felted bag.
I am hooked(haha)already and can't wait for my next project.
Kim xx

Annelis said...

Looks fab on Gerard. Need to get that book...

Anonymous said...

Very Distinguished in the scarf G! Jacqueline x