FO: One Row Malabrigo Scarf

Pattern: One Row Handspun Scarf by the Yarn Harlot

Yarn: Malabrigo Merino worsted in Red Mahogany, 2 skeins

Needles: US 8

Notes: Finished at last!  This is destined to be my one handknit Christmas present, and I’m only calling it that because it took so long to finish (but Marc gets it now – his neck is cold!)  This pattern is perfect for showing off the subtle color changes in the semi-solid Malabrigo colorways.  It’s easy to memorize and not too boring.  It goes really quickly.  I actually added two pattern repeats to this scarf to make it wider, and I knit it to be over 6 feet long… which is just what Marc requested, since he likes to double up his scarf when he wears it to walk to the bus stop.  I will probably make another of these – I am debating between this pattern and Shifting Sands for my own Malabrigo scarf in Sunset.  The 2 skeins were slightly different, but I didn’t care enough to alternate them, and I don’t think it shows unless you look where the 2nd skein is joined.

But the important part?  He loves it!

Tomorrow: The one where I find out I’m allergic to cashmere (oh, the humanity!)

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17 thoughts on “FO: One Row Malabrigo Scarf

  1. AmyH says:

    Like alpaca wasn’t bad enough for you, huh?
    I’m sorry.
    I just picked up a gorgeous skein of Malabrigo, thinking of that scarf pattern. What a beautiful color you chose!

  2. emily says:

    alpaca I can see, but cashmere? aiyah!
    at least you’re not allergic to plain old sheep wool.
    lovely scarf, btw. and I vote for shifting sands for your scarf.

  3. orata says:

    Looks beautiful! I’m not sure if I can stand to look at this cashmere post, though. (On the bright side, it will be easier on your pocketbook, right?)

  4. bufanditas says:

    The scarf looks so warm and toasty. I love the bulkier yarns in this type of stitch pattern because no matter how simple, that stitches really stand out.

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