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!!

Friday 4 October 2013

A quick scarf pour moi....

I knitted a hat with this wool so the obvious next thing to do was to knit a matching scarf.  This wool came as part of a bargain lot and has lost its labels.  It seems to be a type of mohair and I used the wraps-per-inch method to deduce that it is probably a double knitting yarn....though a bit on the thin side.  Clever shawl knitters could have used it as it was to make a lacy shawl.  But I just wanted a chunky warm scarf so I knitted with 2 balls of yarn together.

I only had enough wool for a short scarf but that is fine as I like to just cross them at the neck and tuck them into my jacket.  I love the colour.  It is a mixture of blue with bands of pink and very pale green.....just enough to cheer up a dull winter's day.

I remembered too late that the matching hat was knitted in rib.  If I was being super clever I would have knitted the scarf in rib.  But I didn't and life goes on.  Hey ho.  It's not the end of the world as the hat might get an airing once or twice a year, whereas the scarf will be worn regularly.

Note to self:
2 strands of dk yarn together
Size 5mm knitting needles
Cast on 29 stitches
Knit in garter stitch rows to desired length


  1. I love the color too! Sometimes all you want is a small scarf to tuck away instead of having a long wrapped one. It turned out great! :)

  2. I love the colour of your scarf! And I like the garter stitch too. I doubt anyone will notice the hat is a different stitch pattern - maybe just another knitter, and then you can say you are starting a new trend. Ha!

  3. It looks lovely and cosy Una. :)

  4. Your colorway looks just delicious! And I love garter stitch, too.

  5. It looks very warm and cozy and the color is just gorgeous!

  6. Lovely and pleased you have made something for yourself after all the great work you do for others x


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