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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!!

Sunday, 15 March 2015

The 39p scarf....




What can you buy for 39p these days?  Not very much, so I was amazed when I found a ball of yarn for that price in a charity shop.  It was in the bottom of a dusty bin and I suspect it was very close to going into a real dustbin.  But I could see it had potential. There was no label on it.  But when I rescued it and took it home, it weighed 100g and measured as 4 ply.  I think it was on sale at a giveaway price because it was knobbly yarn which is generally considered difficult to knit with.

I decided to knit one of my favourite scarf patterns.  This pattern is for dk yarn.  But it is easy to adapt.  I used size 3.75mm needles and cast on 35 stitches for a width of 6.5 inches.  I was pleasantly surprised to find that the knobbles were quite small and didn't cause me any problems.  The 100g of yarn kept on giving until the scarf was 51 inches long.  That will be ideal for me as I plan to just wear this one tucked into a coat or jacket.  I put my scarves and gloves away in March, even if the weather is still cold. So this scarf will have its first outing next winter.

There are lots of "yarn over" stitches in the pattern.  The resulting holes just call out for a scarf or shawl pin.  So I trawled the Internet until I found this unique pin made from a recycled knitting needle.  Top marks go to someone with imagination.  I wish I had thought of it first!

12 comments:

  1. Great scarf and brilliant price!

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  2. It's great Una a lovely colour it will match so many things and the pin is perfect I love it. :) xx

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  3. Beautiful. I love that yarn and the pin is perfect! What a find for both!

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  4. Nice! I love finding yarn at a good price!
    xx Beca

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  5. It is a beautiful scarf at a bargain.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  6. I love the yarn color and the scarf look so pretty!

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  7. What a great price! It looks really great, and oh so cozy :)

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  8. That will go with everything, well done on spotting and saving a great yarn!

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  9. Isn't that a neat idea -- a knitting needle pin for a knitted scarf :) The assembly looks very chic, and it will look great next fall/winter. Great deal!

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