PREVIEW: How to Knit a Cable Scarf – s05e12

November 25, 2019
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If you’ve always wanted to learn how to create a twisted cable scarf but were afraid to try, this is the class for you! This pattern is knitted with chunky yarn and large needles so it’s a super quick knit. With only one cable running the length of the scarf, it’s easy and also a perfect project for a thoughtful gift.

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When I was a kid, each of my best friends enjoyed a relationship with a grandmother. I wasn’t quite that fortunate since I was a later-in-life baby. My heart longed so deeply for a gramma that I adopted several loving older women who graciously allowed me to weave myself into their lives and hearts.

My favorite almost-grandmother was Gramma Shepherd who taught me many needle arts along with important life lessons that I didn’t even realize. I was so lucky to have her in my life when I was navigating the challenging years between ages 12 and 18. I often knocked on her door, walked through her kitchen and into her sun room where we sat together countless hours sharing cups of tea. She listened to me rattle on about school and boys and how much I loved sewing and on and on and on. Gramma Shepherd was the best encourager, and I always left her house walking on Cloud 9 feeling seen, heard and loved.

Gramma’s interests included quilting (her living room existed for the purpose of holding her quilting frame), needlepoint, petit point, crocheting, embroidery, tatting and knitting. I’m certain that because Gramma loved all those creative arts, I fell in love with most of them, too. I have to admit that I’m not fond of needlepoint, but I’m so privileged to own several of Gramma’s original pieces that I treasure.

As though it were yesterday, I hear the sound of the clicking needles in my imagination as Gramma Shepherd sat in her special chair. I watched knitted sweaters and socks effortlessly grow from her hands. I often joined her after school and knitted, too, while we talked because I wanted to be just like her. Such warm memories!

Knitting is one of the needle arts that I return to when life gets a little sticky. We all experience sticky moments (or weeks) and have to find a way through them. . . Creativity is always my default and repetitive activities like knitting a scarf are especially calming and almost meditative.

The pattern for this class knits up beautifully and quickly, too. As I write this post, I’ve knitted 4 of them! If you’ve never knitted before, it’s a great time to begin. You’ll learn to cast on and cast off and the difference between knitting and purling as well as how to create a single cable motif that runs throughout the scarf. Download your class notes and pattern and let’s get started!

Remember to Get Creative today! It’s Easy!

See you in class,

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Barb Owen

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Barb Owen

Barb is the founder of How to Get Creative, author of "Normal Doesn't Live Here Anymore", a specialist at playing in the art studio and has an unhealthy addiction to smiles. ;-)

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