Monday, January 10, 2011

Making a scarf

There were no homemade Christmas gifts this year. That said, I did give away the two scarves that I knit over the holidays. Let's call them New Year gifts. The knitting was a therapeutic exercise for me, and while I had planned to keep one of the scarves for myself, they were drawn to other people. This one went to Raissa, who ooo'd and ahh'd about the pretty wool so effusively that I couldn't deny her.

I used one skein of Magnum Cascade Yarns, colour 9452 for each scarf. Raissa's scarf is 14 stitches on 12 mm needles with the following pattern: Row 1: K2, P2; Row 2: Purl.


Angela said...

Lovely! How did you like using the single-ply? I usedvons once that was so loosely spun that it was utterly impossible to keep even tension. It's put me off of singles entirely. I look for 4-ply options now (like the ubiquitous 220), and am much more satisfied. But I love the homey look of a single. Sigh. My knitterly woes.

Erin said...

I'm not afraid to say I have no idea what you're talking about, Angie. I usually only knit a couple of scarves each year (if that), so I don't really progress in my knitting know-how. I can tell you that I didn't have any problems with this wool, however.

Angela said...

I just meant that the yarn was one single strand of fibre, instead of several twisted around one another. I tend to get a little over-excited re: yarny goodness. Ah well, my foibles.

It is a lovely scarf. :)