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Aran Cable Scarf
Pattern Number: 70523AD
Rating: ****
3.5 (based on 12 reviews)
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Aran Cable Scarf Reviewed by Amanda McAllister on 2014-08-19 ****
People complaining of curling: Steam it, steam it, steam it! Do no rely on regular wet blocking for wool, and if you use acrylic (like I did) don't let anyone lie to you and tell you that you can't block it. You can. Used a handheld steamer on mine, lies flat, cables are still puffy (I steam on the wrong side).

All in all, great pattern despite the curling, as it's easily fixed.

Aran Cable Scarf Reviewed by Mark croot on 2014-08-17 *****
I only a novice knitter and have chosen this scarf to have a go at cabling for the first time. So far it is going realllllyyyy well. In terms of curling edges, and as I am sure a lot of people already know slipping the first stitch knit wise and knitting the last stitch on every row gives the edge a more defined appearance. I have knitted a number of scarves over the last couple of years and have always found this an easy way to stop curling of this space! As for the feminine look....this scarf came up when I googled cable scarves for men...gulp! I will now have to find someone to give it to. Looks like yet another scarf for my nan! Lol

Aran Cable Scarf Reviewed by Fiona on 2010-02-14 *
Agreed - very detrimental curling. Wish I'd seen this comment before I started.

Aran Cable Scarf Reviewed by Christine Vawter on 2009-10-31 *
The edges curl after blocking therefore it is unwearable.

Aran Cable Scarf Reviewed by Mau Phuong on 2009-10-15 ****
A female and elegant look..

Aran Cable Scarf Reviewed by CYNTHIA PALMER on 2009-08-08 ****
This was a fun two-evening project which used up a quantity of aran (worsted) wool I wanted to get rid of...but I, too, had a problem with the edges curling up even when I blocked it. I'm going to attack it with a steam iron next.

Aran Cable Scarf Reviewed by margaret makeupson on 2009-01-12 ***
I made this scarf 2x one with the wool and one in Vanna's choice chocolate the pattern was simple enought but I did not like having to block it!!

Aran Cable Scarf Reviewed by Carol Stine on 2008-12-22 ****
If you use wool, you need to block the scarf. I am guessing that if you use a synthec, it would now roll in.
It is beautiful when you block it.

Aran Cable Scarf Reviewed by Katie Ramella on 2008-12-06 *
I did not like the finish look of this scarf-it rolled in on both sides. I was fun to learn how to do cables but I was disappointed in the end. Would not recommend.

Aran Cable Scarf Reviewed by Wanda Clark on 2008-09-16 *****
This was my first attempt at the cable stitches. The instructions were easy to follow and I got along great. It went quickly because there are only 24 stitches per row. I used Wool Ease yarn. I also had a problem with the edges curling. After I washed the scarf, I steam ironed it and the edges were flat.

Wanda Clark, a Hoosier

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