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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, 18 January 2016

Farmer's Market Scarf




My scarf drawer is groaning under the weight of scarves that I either bought years ago or made recently.  The winter here has only just arrived.  So I am really pleased to have just finished this scarf that I knitted with wool Daughter gave me for Christmas.  I emailed a photo to her and she loves it.  That is real praise because she is someone who speaks her mind.  If she says she likes something, she means it.  If she doesn't like something, she finds it hard to be tactful!

The yarn is Wendy Festival Chunky and I used almost 100g.  The free pattern is the Farmer's Market Scarf by Rebecca Shepler.  She gave it that name because she designed and made it while working at a Farmer's Market.  Outdoor jobs must be quite challenging at this time of year.

I love this scarf because it it as cosy as a keyhole scarf but is less bulky and can be made with just one 100g ball of yarn.  The pattern starts with a clever shell design which, admittedly, takes a bit of concentration.  After that, it is plain sailing.   You can do a 3-needle cast off and spend time blocking it. Or, like me, you can have an easy life.  I just did a simple cast off and didn't block it. Report me to the Knitting Police!

15 comments:

  1. I like it too. No knitting police in your future!

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  2. I thought it was crochet at first glance, it's lovely Una and doesn't need blocking if you are arrested I will plead in your defence. :) x

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  3. Ha ha the knitting police I know a few of them! It's a lovely scarf x

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  4. I only block if absolutely necessary, so I won't tell! It looks great doesn't it! xx

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  5. Can we really ever have enough scarves? I reckon the problem is we run out of space to put them! lol Great pattern and I love the colour you've used to make it.
    Cheers, Anita.

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  6. Haha, you're totally right: have an easy life! ;-)
    I think the scarf is just right the way it is.
    It's a nice pattern that will look good too with every kind of yarn.
    And just like you I have too many scarves, but who cares :-)
    Have a nice week,
    Sigrid

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  7. I agree with your daughter. The scarf is lovely. My thing is hats. I keep making them and sticking them in my "knitting" drawer. Yesterday I sorted out the drawer and was amazed at the number of hats I've made. At some point I will start giving them away.

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  8. Lovely and warm looking, just the ticket for the weather we have at present. I have the same problem with scarves and space, but a girl can never have to many scarves!

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  9. It is a wonderful scarf.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  10. The scarf is really lovely and made just in time for the colder weather. I better be careful I don't get caught by the knitting police too! Your daughter sounds a bit like my dad. If he says something is alright you know he likes it; it's good!

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  11. Such a pretty scarf, and that yarn looks so cozy. :^)

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  12. It's beautiful. And, I won't tell anyone ;)

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  13. That's cute, Una! Love the colors and the shape. Not your usual, boring scarf :) Lovely!

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