I love cables, especially reversible ones for cowls and scarves. You can wrap them any way and there is no wrong side showing. This cowl is made up of 4 cables arranged in a pattern with eyelet cables on each side. All the cables are left cross cables, so it is a good pattern to practice cabling without a needle or to learn how to cable. These two yarns are so soft and feel great against the skin. No itchy neck when wrapped around it. Nechama is a hebrew name meaning comfort. What can be more comforting then a soft cowl wrapped around your shoulders or neck? I think this will be a great accessory to your fall wardrobe.
Yarns: Shibui Baby Alpaca, 100% baby alpaca; 255 yds per 100g skein; color: #2007 Green Tea, 2 skeins, 500 yds.
Shibui Silk Cloud, 60% kid mohair, 40% silk; 330 yds per 25g skein; color #2007 Green Tea, 2 skeins, 500 yds.
Needles: Size 6/4mm needles
Other: Locking stitch marker or safety pin, cable needle, waste yarn for provisional cast-on, extra size 6/4mm needle for three-needle bind-off, tapestry needle.
Gauge: 19 sts and 24 rows = 4” in Stockinette Stitch with 1 strand of each yarn held together.
Notes: This scarf is reversible except at the bind-off seam. The cables are constructed with a 1 x 1 rib stitch. What appears as a 4-st cable is actually an 8-st cable, the purl sts are not visible. I find that when working reversible scarves, it is helpful to mark the RS with a locking stitch marker or a safety pin.
Here is a link for the method of Provisional Cast-on that I use, of course you may use any method you are familiar with. http://www.knittinghelp.com/video/play/invisible-provisio...