FO: Gedifra Stripe scarf and wrist warmers

FO: Gedifra Stripe scarf and wrist warmers

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Hurrah!  I have made a weather-appropriate item of knitwear at the right time of year!

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I love the colours in the scarf.  I’m not a big fan of grey and green, but I think they are more than outweighed by the orange and brown.

The yarn was a sale-item impulse buy but I really think it was worth it.

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You may be wondering why someone who can knit lace and cables and designs their own knitwear is getting so excited over something as simple as a scarf!  I think it’s precisely because of it’s simplicity; it does what it says on the tin!

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The scarf is very warm and the perfect length for me and the wrist warmers were the perfect item to use up the last of the yarn.

Name: Noro Stripe Scarf un-pattern by Jared Flood [Ravelry Project Page]

Yarn: Gedifra Fashion Trend Stripe in colours 4612 and 4622 (wool/acrylic chunky yarn).  Used approx. 1.6 balls of each colour

Size: About 66″ (168 cm) long by 5.25″ (13.5 cm) wide

Notes/Modifications: I cast on 33 stitches because of the thicker yarn and it came out more-or-less the same width as Brooklyn Tweed’s scarf.

I cast the scarf on using a temporary method because I wanted the two ends to look the same.

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One end (the top one in the photo) was more successful than the other; this was the “end” of the scarf, as opposed to the “beginning”.  I don’t think it’s very obvious from a distance and it’s certainly better than my attempts at a tubular cast on would have been.

I decided to stop knitting the scarf when it reached 5′ 6″ and, being the Scottish/Welsh/Yorkshire/Lancastrian that I am, I found a way of using the remaining yarn.

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Name: Freedom Mitts (link to pattern PDF) by Jen Kubeck [Ravelry Project Page]

Yarn: as the scarf.

Notes/modifications: apart from a few mistakes on my part/possible pattern errata and making them a bit shorter than the pattern due to running out of yarn, no changes made.

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Would you like to see my photographic assistant, Mr C. O’mpost-Bin:

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It’s all class, all the time ’round ‘ere! 😀


6 thoughts on “FO: Gedifra Stripe scarf and wrist warmers

  1. See, all that k1, p1 was worth it in the end ! longer scarves are always better. More versatile. There’s nothing worse, in the world of scarves, than a not quite long enough scarf !
    Anyway, it and the wristwarmers look fab. You’ll be so very glad you made them when the January temp weather hits this week. Brrrr.


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