Ah, at last I can share my Reversible Cables Scarf, now that the 2013 Interweave Crochet Winter issue has been revealed. If you have seen my Reversible Rowan Tree Vest, you may recognize the cable treatment I used for the edging on the Vest in the "Pinebark Scarf". This is another uncommon technique I have been experimenting with, making cables which not only stand alone rather than on a background of solid stitches, but are completely reversible, the same on both sides.
I suppose I
was inspired by the Rapunzel Scarf on the cover of the 2011 Interweave Accessories issue,
as I thought it was an actual cable when I first saw the photo. Although
that design creates a very clever faux cable using braiding, I was rather disappointed that it
was not actual cables and took it upon myself to work out how to create
cables that would have a similar look but could be worked in rows.
Of course, as a scarf, I thought it should look the same on
both sides. I did a little more experimenting with alternating front and back post stitches on the same row to make them reversible, and found a little trick for how to insert your hook so the cables go all the way to the edges rather than straight stitches on either side.
to have recently become focused on developing crocheted fabrics that are
reversible, whether colorwork or cables. Perhaps because as a left-handed crocheter and designer, I find it
easier to have no right or wrong side to the work.
Yarn Tip: Although the sheen gives a great effect, the Berroco Captiva yarn I used was a little bit difficult to work with. However, I discovered that once I got the forever tangling yarn into a center-pull ball, slipping it into a small drawstring bag avoided further tangles by holding the shape of the ball as it gets smaller. This works with any slicker yarn which does not want to stay in a ball.