The two year scarf

A scarf has been knit.  By me actually.  I’m a wee bit stoked about this scarf.  I do love it & I wore it for the first time today.  I had a couple of compliments on it – even better!  Even prouder.

What do you think?  Does it inspire you to knit?  A scarf, a hat, some winter socks maybe?

However I cannot take all credit for the scarf.  Though I didn’t use a pattern, I was inspired by a pic in the quite awesome Frankie Magazine (Issue 35, May/June 2010).  Yes, that’s 2010 – two years ago, hence the title of this post.  Hey, it grew very SLOWLY. Actually my scarf was a very close interpretation of the featured ‘Frankie’ scarf – see:

For mine, I chose a bamboo/cotton blend yarn (super soft – or faceworthy as Deb says).  Just one thing: I chose a 4ply yarn, so it took AGES to finish.  ps. I think it was 4ply.  Is it just me or is there lots of yarn that isn’t ‘ply’ labelled?  So frustrating yarn-makers.  Please take note.

So for scarf details – you will need 9 balls of 50gm yarn (3 x 3 colours).  I’d recommend you use 8ply yarn. I cast on 50 stitches for each colour.  Then knit one row, purl one row.  Repeat.  Repeat again.  And again until you reach your desired length.  Then repeat all of the above for your other two colours.  Just remember that when you plait the scarf it will become a bit shorter so allow extra for that.

To join at the end, just lightly stitch together with your yarn (hide your stitches).  Try not to over do it or stitch too closely to the end – at first mine looked a bit stumpy, and I had to undo it and stitch again.

Thanks for hanging out with me & reading about my knitting adventures.  For me, such a good feeling to finish a knit and still want to wear it.  I hope this gives you an inkling to dust off the knitting needles and learn/re-learn the art of making good things with yarn.

Any questions on this scarf or knitting project, I’d love to hear from you.  Just drop me a line or comment and I’ll get back to you in a flash.

Love to all.  Amy x

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