15th March 2013 Helen 0Comment
I reckon I’ve made about 10 scarves over the last few months so it felt a bit stupid not to be wearing one myself! This snuggy bundle is made with the same Rico Big Moment wool I made my Mum’s scarf with. It was steal in one of our local wool shops – Stitch– reduced to €10, so of course I’ve another ball stashed!  The bands of greys and blues came out really nicely on this one so I’m deighted not to be giving it away!

I wanted something comfy and springy so I rooted out a lovely 4 row lacey pattern that I’d scribbled down from somewhere. It was very easy once you keep track of you are as (trust me) ripping this wool back and finding your stitches is a bit of a pain in the arse. 

You can do it in any multiples of 5 stitches.  I cast on 40 stitches and used about 160g of the ball and I ended up with a really chunky and long scarf – c. 35cm wide and about 250cm long!

I used 8mm needles.

The pattern is:
Row 1: Knit 3, Purl 2 … repeat across the row
Row 2: [Slip 1, Knit 2, Psso, Purl 1, yarn in front, Purl 1]…repeat across the row
Row 3: Knit 2, Purl 3… repeat across the row
Row 4: [Knit 1, yarn in front, Knit 1, Slip 1, Purl 2,Psso]…repeat across the row.

Just keep going in these four rows til you’re happy with how long it is. Then cast off in pattern on a Row 1.

In fairness you can only really see the lacey pattern when I show it off beside the light – so expect to see a lot of me standing by the window draping it there for all to admire!

Anyway, job done – and for once I’ve bucked the trend of finishing these things just as the weather goes the other way so this one has even had its first sprinkling of snow on my stomp into work on Monday morning!

There were lots of wintery things getting finished up at our Craft Circle on Wednesday.  My friend Raphaele just finished her amazing dress and there were a good few gloves, hats and scarves on the go. I should really take a few photos next time and get our Marino Crafters used to showing off their amazing hand makes.  


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