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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!!

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Lazy lacy scarf....




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.

12 comments:

Helen said...

wow it's lovely! I thought it was crochet too! The wool sounds great, I will have to keep an eye out...

lyndagrace said...

Pretty scarf. I love the color. I’ll add it to my growing list of “I want to make that”.

Jessica said...

Beautiful color! And your stitches look so neat, really lovely work! :)

linda said...

Thats a lovely gift Una such a pretty colour. I have seen this yarn but I haven't bought any it's good to know it's ok am I right in thinking they are 50 gram balls? :)

Una said...

Hello, Linda. Yes the balls are 50g. You can buy 3 for £2 which is about the maximum I pay for wool. I have been very good this week and seen lots of charity shop wool bargains but left them in the shop as I don't need more wool at the moment. My halo was glowing!!

Amy at love made my home said...

I am sure that it will be greatly appreciated. xx

Maria said...

It's a lovely scarf, Una and will be much appreciated by the recipient. I've pinned it so I can find it again :-)

Mereknits said...

Una it is lovely.
Hugs,
Meredith

M.K. said...

I think I'm doing something similar with some shawls I'm making. Three rows of knit, followed by a fourth row of YO/knit2tog, and a knit on each end. Very simple, but it gives a nice effect. Pretty!

Evelyn Hender said...

Neat effect, I'd have thought it was crocheted too from just looking at it quickly. Bet it's got a lovely squishy texture with all that garter stitch, perfect for a scarf

Mrs Twins said...

Thank you Una for your comment on the SIBOL Blog.
I am very grateful to you for everything you have done for SIBOL this year. Your work is amazing!
Best wishes Sue x

marianna said...

Sorry to be late Una! I have been catching up - and just read this post. So glad you like the design! It looks great in the yarn you chose. I like scarves to be the same on both sides - and this one really works for me! Well done for all your charitable giving. Very best wishes. M