Hurrah! I have made a weather-appropriate item of knitwear at the right time of year!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Would you like to see my photographic assistant, Mr C. O’mpost-Bin:
It’s all class, all the time ’round ‘ere! 😀