I have always loved garments and accessories that had cables on them. Well it took me 3 years to teach myself but I finally figured out cabling! The problem that I always had in the past is that that at times I knit a little tight and the cables would look weird, I would have holes near the cables, the scarf would pucker at the bottom. I don't know how many times I tried to knit a pattern with cables only to get frustrated and quit.
This time I decided keep it simple and found a beautiful Pumpkin Spice mug cozy on Ravelry. I tried it and it came out beautiful. The next thing I did was design my own mug cozy the Woven Cabled mug cozy. When I first knit it I wasn't sure if it was going to work so I wasn't too picky on the color of yarn that I used. I've now come to the conclusion that dark green is not the best color to photograph or to show off a cable pattern. My literacy student really liked it so I gave it to him. When I get a chance I'll be knitting another one in a lighter color.
The next thing I decided that I needed to do was knit a scarf. One of my biggest complaints about scarves is 1) they usually aren't long enough and 2) if you don't tie them right they are useless. To solve this I decided to knit it with a keyhole in it so that I can put the one end through and then wrap it around my neck. I knit it with some wonderful Berroco Vintage Chunky that I got the day after Christmas last year. This yarn is sooooo wonderful that I am going to be picking some more up so that I can knit some more scarves for Christmas presents. I brought it with me to one of my tutoring sessions because my student had texted me to say he was going to be late. And when he saw it he loved it and has been asking me since what I'm going to do with the scarf now that it is finished. Sorry pal, but I can't wait to wear this when it gets cold!
I would normally put the pattern info below but I originally had this pattern set up as being for sale and the word document that I used is on my external and I have to find where it's at. So you can find the free pattern at Ravelry and Craftsy.