Thursday, January 21, 2010

I'VE GOT MY LOVE (AND MY SCARF) TO KEEP ME WARM

Just finished knitting this scrumptious yellow scarf for myself (I love yellow) and it's ready for blocking. It's a pattern called "Susan's Simply Sensational Lace Shawl & Scarf in Multiple Gauges" by Lynn Wilson Designs and it was a pleasure to knit. I purchased mine at Knitting Central. I knit this scarf with Plymouth Yarn, Encore, Knitting Worsted Weight, Gauge 5 sts = 1" on a US #8/Yardage 200 yds, 75% Acrylic and 25% Wool, Yellow #215, machine wash gentle cycle tumble dry. My scarf is 60" long and I used about 1-1/2 skeins. Very soft and cozy.

Here's a close-up of the pattern:
Basically, it's worked over a multiple of four stitches - knit 2, yo, k2tog - but it has a nice border on each end (which didn't make it into the photo). Her instructions include a multi-gauge chart for a scarf or a shawl. This would be lovely in almost any yarn you choose.

S.W.A.K.

P.S. - It's funny, but when I find a song, no matter how many versions there are of it, I almost always go with Frankie.

3 comments:

PunkiePie said...

Pretty! So bright and cheerful for winter. Very nice Marsha.

Thimbleanna said...

It's beautiful Marsha! I love the pretty yellow too!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love the scarf.Your knitting looks perfect!!!! Yellow is a great color.