Note: You can also see photos of the purple Persephone Scarf here. And you can see the matching Persephone Mitts here.
What do you get after knitting 23,952 stitches over 499 rows, and doing 1,255 cable crossings?
Come on ... take a wild guess ...
It's 6 inches wide (15.2 cm) and 70.5 inches long (179 cm). This was worked at a rate of 2 inches per hour. Yes, I'm a slow knitter. But it really wasn't that bad since I did all the cables without a cable needle. This would have taken forever with a cable needle, which tends to disrupt the flow of knitting.
This is the scarf I've been working on for T. I've mentioned it in previous posts, and I have received lots of comments/emails about the pattern for this cable scarf. Voilà! Here's my Christmas gift to you guys ... the pattern for the Persephone Scarf. No, it's not named after anyone in Greek mythology, however T would know what this scarf is named after. Yes that's right, I said what, not who.
BTW, I love knitting with the Highland Silk, it is such a lovely yarn. I think the width is just perfect. I wrapped the scarf around my neck and it feels wonderful without being bulky. I'm tempted to keep this scarf for myself. :-)
Stitches used in this scarf include:
Pattern 16.19, HG5 pg 39
Seed Stitch, BW1 pg 11
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Persephone Scarf pattern:
Persephone Scarf Pattern from box.net (no registration required, just click on link & save file)
St. Albans Valentine Cable Scarf:
Matching Persephone Fingerless Mitts.