When I first saw this scarf pattern on Marianna's Lazy Daisy Days blog, I thought it was a crochet pattern. I was so convinced about this that I even added it to my favourite crochet patterns on Pinterest!! Then I read closer and realised it was a very simple but clever knitting pattern. The pattern repeat is 5 rows of garter stitch followed by an easy eyelets row. I recommend it to anyone who is looking for a pretty and quick scarf pattern. It can also be found on Ravelry here.
My scarf measures 6" x 65" and used approximately 70g of yarn. I rarely recommend any particular yarns; but this one deserves a mention. It is an acrylic dk yarn called "Knitting Essentials" and came from my local Poundland in London. It is beautifully soft and a pleasure to knit with. It easily matches more expensive yarns and I would be happy to use this even for baby items..... a great find.
This scarf has gone to SIBOL from where Sue will add it to her Christmas deliveries to care homes for the elderly. The care homes are not prisons! The residents are encouraged to go out into the gardens or even further afield on day trips, so they need warm accessories. I like it so much I might just have to knit another one for myself.