Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I have been knitting on and off for 50 years and I recently learned to crochet. I love looking for wool bargains and making them into something useful. I mainly knit for charity. I occasionally knit for myself and family members if I find a really good pattern or if they ask nicely!!
Friday, 4 October 2013
A quick scarf pour moi....
I knitted a hat with this wool so the obvious next thing to do was to knit a matching scarf. This wool came as part of a bargain lot and has lost its labels. It seems to be a type of mohair and I used the wraps-per-inch method to deduce that it is probably a double knitting yarn....though a bit on the thin side. Clever shawl knitters could have used it as it was to make a lacy shawl. But I just wanted a chunky warm scarf so I knitted with 2 balls of yarn together.
I only had enough wool for a short scarf but that is fine as I like to just cross them at the neck and tuck them into my jacket. I love the colour. It is a mixture of blue with bands of pink and very pale green.....just enough to cheer up a dull winter's day.
I remembered too late that the matching hat was knitted in rib. If I was being super clever I would have knitted the scarf in rib. But I didn't and life goes on. Hey ho. It's not the end of the world as the hat might get an airing once or twice a year, whereas the scarf will be worn regularly.
Note to self:
2 strands of dk yarn together
Size 5mm knitting needles
Cast on 29 stitches
Knit in garter stitch rows to desired length