Hollygrove Scarf is Finished

Whew!  This was a monster first cable project and it’s done and I love it!  If you’re wanting to try a cable project, it isn’t nearly as hard as it looks.  You can find the Hollygrove Scarf pattern here.  Here’s mine fresh off the needles.  I used Madelinetosh Vintage yarn and the color is Scarlet.

This was such a fun scarf, and not difficult at all!  The only difficulty I had was remembering to click my row counter so I didn’t lose track of where I was and where I was going.  I’m kinda used to that though . . not knowing where I’m going!  🙂

I gently washed it and blocked it.

Those blocking wires are evil little critters!  That was torture getting those threaded through so I could block it.

There she is . . all pinned down to dry and then be nice and straight!  Gorgeous . . if I do say so myself.  Before blocking, it measured almost 7″ x 58″.  After blocking, it measures 8″ x 67″ And, I’m going to start another one for a friend using this yarn.

I would like to have it finished by this time next week but somehow . . I doubt that will happen!  Wish me luck and while you’re at it, wish me at least 40 hours in each day!


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    Toni in TN says

    The scarf is just beautiful. Next you need to go to Barnyards and Backyards for instructions on how to crochet sweaters for the girls! Really!! I thought I would crack up.

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    Judy, it turned out gorgeous! I have to block my Irish Hiking Scarf…I hadn’t thought about using the fatigue mats from my longarm to lay it out on. What a great use for them now that my machine is down! Can’t wait to see the next one!

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    Donna in KS says

    That is absolutely gorgeous, Judy! I am so anxious to get something on needles but have to finish a crochet baby afghan first or DH will holler at me; besides the baby is already 3 months old! lol I have not done cables in over…..years, when I did a sweater for DH. I hope it comes back to me. Keep tempting us. I think I am starting to hear, “so, if she jumps off a cliff…….”

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    Linda says

    the problem with getting extra hours in the day is that you’ll find too much other stuff to fit in there!
    Scarf is gorgeous

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    Omajean says

    Please let us know how you like using the Knitpicks yarn for the scarf. What you used is beautiful but I try to economize without losing too much quality. I am taking a class right now where we are making a sweater and the amount I spent on the yarn for my sweater was a lot more than I thought it would be–I keep thinking about how much fabric that would have bought!!!

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    Ohhhhh………. That is a thing of beauty……… I am glad you enjoyed yourself. Knitting is so much fun………..

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    pdudgeon says

    that’s really beautiful! i love that there’s so much texture in the pattern.
    maybe wehn i get a few hundred more yards out of my quilting stash i’ll have the time and space to start knitting again. a girl can only hope!

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    Ellie says

    Love the scarf! Can I be the friend you make the next on for? lol I like the pattern so much I ordered one myself. I haven’t made cables in years but I’m ready to try some.

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    Missy says

    Beautiful! I love the color.

    Do you like the wires even though they were hard to thread through the edges? I’ve been thinking about buying some.

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    That was an ambitious first cable project, but it turned out absolutely gorgeous! Congrats and good luck on getting the second one done by next week.

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    Denise says

    It turned out fantastic. I need to get blocking wires but first I really need to finish the two scarfs on needles waiting to be done.

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    Gina E says

    I order Knit Picks Wool of the Andes all the time but that Hollyberry color made my arms break out while I was knitting it. I think it was the dye so I’m anxious to hear if you have any problems with it.

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    Beautiful scarf but I never thought of using those ‘puzzle piece’ foam things for blocking! Is this your idea or have other smart people been doing this all along?!

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    Mel Meister says

    That’s a pretty spectacular scarf! The color is outstanding. We don’t have much use for scarves here in Florida or I would make one of those up.

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    It’s absolutely gorgeous Judy, and dang it I like it so well I ordered the pattern… I really don’t have time to start knitting again! But this would make a fabulous Christmas present for family members! Thank you for sharing it.

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    Your scarf is lovely and makes me glad that I got that pattern. Now to get busy and knit it! Have some socks to finish first though…..

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    Marina Louw says

    Judy, I love the scarf, it is beautiful! I would also like to where to get the blocking wir – Online if possible.