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Celtic Cables Scarf

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all having a fantastic day so far.

Here at Little Yellow Sheep, it’s been a day of scrolling through knitting photos, picking which project should be highlighted next. Deciding it was best to start at the beginning, I chose to feature the Celtic Cables Scarf.

That one fateful afternoon when I dreamed up the idea of Little Yellow Sheep, I also decided that I would need to create original patterns to sell as either the pattern itself or the product. As a result, I busily buried myself in the only yarn and needles I had available at the time…we were 13 hours from home without any yarn stores around, after all!


As you can see, I decided a scarf would provide a safe template for my first original design. I quickly chose two stitch patterns I loved and wanted to see combined, deciding that one (the Celtic Cable) would be repeated going both directions, these two directions broken up by lattice work.

Many scribbles later, this was the result!

I was quite pleased with it, but not done experimenting quite yet. I knit it once more, this time with an eye-catching colour combo. In the end, I still cannot pick a favourite between the two….

…can you?

Until next time,


5 thoughts on “Celtic Cables Scarf

      1. It’s items like this that made me give knitting another go (after more failed attempts than I care to think about!). You just can’t get this look with crochet – I’ve tried and it’s just not the same.

        I’m still working on the leafed scarf but I’ve been sidetracked by the most adorable crochet mermaid! Knitting is getting better – I can knit a few rows even if I’m tired without making a total mess of things LOL. Progress 🙂

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      2. No, knitting is certainly different than crocheting! I have given crochet a go every once in a while because I want items that have it’s look rather than the knit look 🙂

        …A mermaid would definitely be adorable and side-track worthy! If you post pictures I’ll be sure to check them out and admire your work.

        That’s wonderful. Once you find a repetitive pattern, then the multi-tasking (aka watching TV while knitting) can begin!


  1. Indeed a very different finished look. I think crochet can be as difficult to learn as knitting but I love them both!

    There will be pics of the mermaid (actually 2 of them) Once done in some lovely 100% cotton fingering weight yarn gifted to me by the designer who is from the Netherlands and another using readily available cotton here in the U.S. that is larger. It should be fun LOL

    I look forward to the day that I can knit and multi-task 🙂


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