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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Daddy's Scarf is Done, YIPPEE!

knitted mans scarf
Got Daddy's scarf done in the car on the way back from St. Louis the other day. It's not as long as I would make for myself; but is the same length as the dress scarf I made hubby for under his dress coat; so believe it will work fine. It's very very soft. I've said this yarn and that yarn is soft; but truly this is the softest yarn I've ever used. Rowan Lima. Two cakes were pretty pricey so am glad I didn't need to make it larger. 109 yards per cake at $13.00 each more than I usually spend; but after all---it's for Daddy. I used size 10.5 knitted needles and Checks and Ridges for the pattern; a four row repeat. I really love this pattern and wonder what it would be like if I made the ridges father apart? Anyone done that?

The yarn is made in Peru and is mostly Baby Alpaca, but also has some Merino Wool, and Nylon.

Remember to click on the photo to enlarge so you can see the pattern. I did loose my count and there is a couple of rows that have the ridges or checks longer; but the yarn is so thin I didn't want to frog it; was afraid it would ruin the yarn; so I played through.

Also started a scarf with black Homespun for The Bridge, and hope to have it done in a day or so. With the thicker yarn and larger needles it doesn't take near as long as Daddy's did.

3 comments:

  1. It looks great! My sister also is also addicted to knitting.
    I'll tell her to check you out too.

    New follower! Have a great day!

    http://mybutteryfly.blogspot.com

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  2. Great looking scarf! I'm also into stitching, needlepoint and embroidery but I never learned how to knit.

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  3. Sandy...it is soft, beautiful, and full of love!!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a beautiful comment. I know YOU know what a bittersweet journey this is~

    xoxoxox

    Carol

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