Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Not-quite winter, not-quite summer

It's the time of the year in all parts of the world, except perhaps the tropics, where it's either moving (too slowly) into summer or (too quickly) into winter. I find these times of the year really difficult to dress for. I have put away all my bulky winter clothes, or else I haven't quite had the courage to get them all out yet.

This means that on those days when it is really nippy out there, I am usually under-dressed and don't enjoy myself because I am chilly. I made myself a scarf to remedy this situation. It is short, and compact, so easy to stash in your handbag. You can take it with you and grab it out when the sun goes down and the cold air suddenly rushes in. It is loosely knitted, very soft and comfortable and can be worn over a dress or a top. Most of all, it is feminine and doesn't really look like scarf, it looks more like a choker necklace made out of yarn!

The pattern is really interesting, a fisherman's rib and a knitted flower (I would recommend a circular needle for this, as it was hard work on double-pointed needles) and didn't take me long to knit. Find the pattern for free on Ravelry.

I used a cheap acrylic yarn for this, but I expect a cashmere or silk would be much more fabulous! It only takes one skein.

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Patti said...

I LOVE this...have already contacted a friend begging her to make me one!!

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