Pattern: One Row Scarf by the Yarn Harlot
Yarn:Malabrigo Merino in Paris Nights, 1.3 skeins
Needles: US 8
Notes: Rarely do I repeat a pattern – I have far too much in my queue to feel the need for any repeats! This is the second scarf I have made from this pattern, and it is officially my favorite. I cast on one repeat more than the pattern called for, and I knit to around 5 feet long – long enough to double up,but not too long to wear under shorter coats. I do find that the pattern makes my fingers tired, but it makes up for that by being really quick once you get started. The yarn (of course) is super yummy, and if I could manage I would knit only with Malabrigo in the future!
Yarn: Leftover Malabrigo from my one row scarf
Needle: US 6
Notes: Now I’m not the only one who hasn’t made one! I made significant mods. I cast on 92 stitches and repeated row five 10 times. It fits my large head perfectly! It’s surprisingly warm, and I can’t believe I finally have a matched set – I usually clash horribly all winter!
Actual color is somewhere in between the two here – less purple than the last photo, but lighter than the two above.
I hope everyone is having a happy halloween – we just handed out candy for the first time here, and I talked to a few parents in the neighborhood about piano lessons for their children. Pirates seemed the most popular costume. I’m sad that my perennial childhood costume, the hobo, seems to have died off. Every year I wore my Mom’s army jacket and carried a bundle tied to a stick. It wasn’t imaginitive, but it didn’t involve sewing!
We were invited to a party, but I’m thinking we’re going to skip out – Marc has to leave town tomorrow, and I’m tired today after a meeting last night that lasted til nearly 10 pm. Ah well… many halloweens to come!