Tuesday, December 12, 2006

The Fabulous Miss F's Raspberry Scarf

My friend Miss F is, as you know, going to the UK for Christmas. I couldn't let her go with a cold neck and so the Raspberry Scarf was born:
Yarn: Eki Riva Natal 8ply, 4 x 50g balls (used double stranded) - a lovely soft alpaca/silk/polyamide (or something) blend - so as not to be too scratchy for Miss F's delicate neck. This is an interesting yarn - very lose weave (is that the right technical term??) so there are bits which are quite thin and bits which are thicker. The store had a sample knitted up in stocking stitch which was a lovely fabric.
Pattern: the Yarn Harlot's reversible scarf - in this yarn, looks a lot like raspberries!
Sticks: 8mm bamboo - I wanted this to be a quick knit, hence the doubled yarn and big sticks. Big sticks are hard on the wrists though...
Time: 20 Nov 06 - 8 Dec 06 (with a break when I needed some "quiet time" after the yarn tangled and knotted hideously and the knitting was thrown across the room...)
What I learnt: Sometimes the answer to a hideously tangled knotty ball of yarn is just to leave it for a day...rather than throwing it across the room.

Here is the lovely Miss F modelling her scarf - yes, it doesn't really go with her outfit or with the summer weather but you get the picture - good width - enough to cover the chin but let the bling earrings show (if you wish) and long enough to wrap round once and knot if you want. Hurrah for another FO!
And in case you didn't know, Tapestry Craft is having a pre-Christmas sale - 20% off all yarn and knitting accessories, plus full packets of yarn on sale too! Hurrah for pre-Christmas sales! Hurrah for being able to buy on-line (should you need that option). Hurrah for the internet!


Jo said...

Miss F's scarf looks lovely. You should be pleased with how well it turned out!!

fi.mac said...

I love it, I love it, I love it and where I go it'll follow, will follow, will follow.

Thrilled to bits.

Thanks Wicked J

Miss F

Anonymous said...

What a lovely scarf you made! I'm planning to use the exact same pattern for DH (the muffler has been scratched).

Queen Frogger said...

Lovely colour! Miss F will need it as it is cold and wet here at the moment!

littlejennywren said...

Pretty coloured scarf, with her green top she looks very Christmassy.

Nora (Black Dog Knits) said...

Love the scarf. Thanks for the TC info... I'm off to buy!! x