Monday, January 3, 2011

scarf ... tick!

Even though I started this scarf in winter, I have been slowly knitting away and finally finished it last night. It took five balls of wool - 4 ply Waikiwi (55% New Zealand Merino, 20% Nylon, 15% Alpaca, 10% Possum) - using 3 1/4 mm needles to knit hundreds of rows. Each row was about 85 stitches - give or take one or two! The result is a a lovely wide scarf in rust colours that is so very warm ...


The nice thing about long, wide scarves is the ability to also use them as a wrap, which I often do ...


Love the colours in this wool ... very autumnal.


Lessons learnt along the way - choose a bigger ply wool so you can use bigger knitting needles and get it done quicker! Actually, I really enjoyed this little project, I may progress to something more advanced next winter. I'd really like to make this little vest, here.

I hope you've been enjoying some time out with family, friends and a bit of crafting. I'll be back tomorrow or the next day with some sewing I've been doing.

Cheers!

9 comments:

Kate said...

It turned out gorgeous! I fell in love with that wool when you started it and I love it just as much now. Cast on the milo now I reckon, its not such a hot summer this year.

Jennie said...

Wow - this is gorgeous!
Love all the colour in there - well done!!

Michelle said...

That is just beautiful! Love the yarn you've used, especially. Well done!

Sally said...

Stunning! Totally stunning. Love it. Love the colour. Love that it can be worn also as a wrap. Love that it has possum in it!!! WOW - that is one uber ace scarf.

Caroline said...

Beautiful! I could only knit a scarf, maybe I should dig out my mum's knitting needles...

Lx - my mr lugs said...

Gorgeous... love the colours!
Knit a scarf is on my "To Do" list... I better get cracking or it won't be done for winter :)

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh that is stunning work Nic, i truly believe you'll need it now & not waiting for Autumn the way the weather is going!! Love Posie

{ Vintage by LOU LOU } said...

What a great project....in this warmer weather I'm dreaming of Winter x
Lou

74 Lime Lane said...

lovely Nic, bet you can't wait for the cooler weather now!