This scarf shawl........finally finished. You might remember seeing it when I started it, then again after I ripped it out and started over........and finally it's finished. It's unbelievable soft, probably more soft than anything I've made to date. The yarn comes from 3 different yarn shops. First purchased the lightest variegated (here in Columbus), then the darker version (Park City, Utah), then the yellow here in town, but a 2nd yarn shop, lol. It's wide enough to be a shawl and covers shoulders nicely, but here I'm wearing it sorta more like a scarf. I think in spring it will be worn more as a shawl/wrap/stoll and will be light, airy but helpful against air conditioning. I used drop stitches with 2 yarn overs/wraps. It's fingering weight yarn, size 5 needle.
A few posts ago, I told you I had start-itis and really wanted to do something with some new yarn I had purchased. After finishing the above yellow, I started this scarf. It too is fingering weight yarn, but with this I'm using only a size 4 needle. Simple 2 row repeat pattern which will produce a asymmetrical scarf. LOVE LOVE these jewel tones. The pattern was written for ww yarn and has you cast on 5, so I thought casting on doubling that (10) would make it wide enough to compensate for the difference is yarn weight. I started this on the same trip but, believe it will take a while to finish. Thinking if I were to do this again with this weight yarn I would cast on 15...so we'll see how it turns out. I think the 10 would be perfect for maybe sport weight yarn. But, I have enough yarn to make it long enough to wrap around at least twice so hoping it will be ok.
This Afghan, Coffee Latte was started about a year ago and put away in the summer when I didn't want a heavy ghan on my lap. Decided I needed to bring it along to see if I could get it finished. I'm close. The section at the bottom, closest to you is what's on the needles. Need to finish that solid brown section, and then just have one more section of the variegated and it will be done. Once finished it will donated through my charity, Bridge and Beyond.
Worked on this scarf in the car on the way to Hilton Head and finished it the first week, so was able to wear it while there. Love the bold color sections. This is the same pattern that I'm using on the above jewel toned scarf. This was very nice yarn to work with and went pretty fast since it's WW weight. 25% wool and 75% acrylic but didn't have the harsh feel that some acrylics do on your hands. It's Plymouth Yarn Hot Cakes 404 yards and one skein made a nice size scarf.
Here you get a little better feel for the shape and size. This is a king size bed.
**you see the yarn for jewel tone scarf and burgundy/black/gray scarf in the start-itis post.
What are you working on? Do you like to knit or crochet when you travel?