Frosty cabled wrap

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I saw this project on Tanis’ blog and I couldn’t resist, even though it doesn’t really go with our 90-degree weather right now!  This is an awesome pattern – very quick knit, interesting and the perfect way to show off 2-3 skeins of a gorgeous hand-dyed worsted weight yarn.

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The pattern name is French Cancan and I used Tanis Fiber Arts Orange Label yarn (75% merino, 15% cashmere, 10% silk).  I can’t tell you how wonderful this yarn feels – so soft, substantial, and drapey, it’s just what you’d want to wrap around your neck on a chilly day!

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The color is Frost – one of Tanis’ newer colors that I’ve been dying to try – and at 205 yards per skein, I used a little more than two skeins.  The pattern is written so that you could easily do it with two skeins, but it would be a little shorter / skinnier.

modeling of frosty cabled scarf

I highly recommend this pattern, and TFA Orange Label is the perfect yarn – I had no problem using it, even though the pattern calls for a lighter-weight yarn.  In fact, I like it better with the heft and feel of the worsted weight.  I went ahead and knitted on the recommended US 7s, even though I was using heavier yarn, and it worked perfectly.

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2 comments on “Frosty cabled wrap

  1. Can you please tell me the name of the wool used for the shawl on the woman?
    Thank you –

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