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!