This is a simple, reversible cable scarf with some added eyelets to make it a tiny bit lacy. It can be dressed up or down with beads and with your chouce of glittery yarn or not.
The inspiration for this pattern came from the yarn I used. I just had to have this amazing skein, and when thinking what to make with it I decided to design my own scarf to wear for Christmas - and Valentine's.
Designing was smooth, I just thought it out and knit away. But, when it came down to writing the pattern...wow. It can be as clear as you want in your mind, and you know exactly what you're doing, but actually writing the instructions so that anyone can follow them, that is not easy. And I also thought I should do a chart, another challenge.
I learnt to never, ever, promise someone that a pattern will 'soon' be ready unless it is finished and ready to publish. I found new mistakes every time I read through it, and even after I finally let it fly on Ravelry. And I learned that setting up a store and sharing a free pattern on Ravelry is not something you should attempt to do after midnight ;-)
380-400 yds (1 skein) Artyarns Ensemble Glitter Light (or any yarn that captures your fancy, just beware that yardage may change)
US 6 / 4 mm needle, straight or circular
90 beads, large enough to pull the yarn through when it's doubled
tapestry needle, 0.5 mm crochet hook or dental floss for the beads, scissors
You can find the pattern for the Reversible Ruby cable scarf on Ravelry.