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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!!

Monday, 14 July 2014

Easy one-row scarf...



I read a while ago that Operation Orphan needs more children's scarves.  As mindless scarf knitting appeals to me at the moment I was happy to find
a pattern that is simply a repeat of the same row throughout.  I was even happier that this pattern is by Yarn Harlot who I see mentioned a lot in Blogland.  Here is the scarf pattern.  It makes a lovely warm scarf that doesn't curl at the edges.

To make this scarf, I knitted with 5 ply yarn and 4 ply yarn held together.  I have had the 4 ply yarn for quite a while.  The 5 ply yarn was sent to me by Joanne of the Cup On The Bus blog.  It is called Borgs S. N. 2 Garn and is a pure wool yarn from Sweden.  It is a lovely quality and a pleasure to knit with.  At first it threw me because I am not used to knitting with 5 ply yarn and I don't have the right size needles.  Then I had a lightbulb moment and decided to knit it together with other yarns.   

As this scarf is for a small child, I cast on 22 stitches which produced a scarf measuring 5" wide.  I knitted for 48" as the rule of thumb is that a scarf should be the same length as the height of the child.  I am amazed at how little yarn this scarf used.  I have lots left to make a matching hat and possibly a cardigan or jumper when I have more free time.


7 comments:

lyndagrace said...

That is a great pattern. I’ve made a couple of them. I love the color combination you chose for yours.

linda said...

It's a lovely scarf Una and I love the texture of the pattern, I have pinned it will definitely try it one day. :)

Linda Gilbert said...

I agree Una ... It looks so lovely x

Lucy Bowen said...

Lovely pattern and great that you have enough left over for matching accessories!

♥Rose Hill♥ said...

Hi Una,

This is a pretty scarf. I wonder how you knit so fast.... I started out knitting a scarf a week ago but I don't seem to be able to get the desire length and it feels like I've been knitting for forever... :)

have a lovely week...
Love,
Ruth

Una said...

I'm lucky because I no longer work full-time. I try to knit a few inches every day. Suddenly it all comes together and the end is in sight. That spurs me on to knit even faster!

Mrs. Micawber said...

The combined yarns give it such a nice heathery look. Some lucky child will have a warm neck this winter!