When In Doubt Wear Red!

What Does Bill Blass’ Quote:”When In Doubt Wear Red” Mean?

Red attire has a presence, an energy, and a distinct effect on both the wearer and people who see them. It makes a statement & makes the wearer somehow more happy and confident. So if you aren’t sure what to wear, you just can’t decide – pick something red! It will automatically perk you up and make a style statement.  ~YAHOO! Answers

Do you agree with this statement?  I say, “YES! When in Doubt Wear Red!” There is nothing like having red in your wardrobe for that pick-me-up solution.  It’s better than coffee!!? In fact, I am well-known for my dread of winter weather but my red, long, wool coat gives me the spark to bounce out into the cold with boldness.

Speaking of red, I have a pattern you will love: the Reversible Double Cable Scarf. The sample was knit in a luscious red, fine weight yarn sparingly sprinkled with sequins and boasts of an ever so soft halo. The best attribute of the pattern is having cables on the both sides! Usually when cables are knitted, they appear only on the right side of the fabric and not on the wrong side. This pattern features cables on both sides, which is ideal for scarves. No more worrying about twisting your scarf and having an ugly wrong side showing.

Reversible Cable Scarf Pattern Available by Grace Elizabeth's

If this is your first time knitting cables, no worries. The instructions are quite simple and cables are not as hard as you might think.  Take a look at the pattern details below.  Pattern may be purchased from our Grace Elizabeth’s Etsy Shop, Click Here.

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Don’t want red, or sequined yarn? Other weights of yarn and size of needles could be experimented with as desired.

Reversible Double Cable Scarf Project Profile

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Needle Craft: Knitting
Pattern: Reversible Double Cable Scarf by Sonya Kay (purchase on Grace Elizabeth’s Etsy)
Yarn used for sample: Patons Lace Sequin  68% Acrylic, 14% Polyester, 9% Mohair, 9% Wool
Yarn weight: Fine Weight (2) with 3mm sequins spun right in
Yardage: 344 yards / 314 m (1 Skein)
Needles: US 9 (5.5mm) or size to reach gauge
Gauge for Pattern: 15 sts / 11 rows = 4” (10cm)
Happy Knitting!
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Entrepreneurship flows in Sonya’s blood. Two successes include an artistic rubber stamp manufacturing business and opening and running a bed & breakfast. As a serial entrepreneur she loves to mentor and coach small businesses, specializing in handcrafted crocheting and knitting and social media. She misses farm life, loves to travel and can’t wait for grandchildren.