Sekku and Kidsilk Striped Scarf

The Sekku and Kidsilk Striped Scarf is a beautiful scarf for wearing on a cooler summer day. It is a light airy scarf knit using 3 lace weight yarns in the beautiful colours of a summer meadow.

Sekku & Kidsilk Scarf

The lace yarns are truly beautiful. They are held together so the Noro Sekku yarn is knit throughout while the stripes are created using 2 colours of Rowan Kidsilk Haze. [Read more…]

Noro and Kidsilk Stripe Scarf

I really enjoyed knitting the Noro and Kidsilk Stripe Scarf. It is an elegant summer weight scarf in simple stripes.  This is striped scarf knit using Noro Silk Garden Sock and Rowan Kidsilk Haze.

Noro and Kidsilk Striped Scarf

Noro Silk Garden Sock is one of the gorgeous Noro yarns in amazing colours of lilac, mauve, purple, pink, olive green, navy and ice blue. The yarn is a lovely blend of 40% lambswool, 25% silk, 25% nylon and 10% kid mohair. [Read more…]

Mitred Square Scarf

I’ve been so much fun using up leftover sock yarn from my stash. I’ve combined mitred squares and stripes in this beautiful elegant Mitred Square Scarf.

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It has been interesting playing with my stash of leftover sock yarn in an analogous colour scheme from blues to purples with sparks of green and pink. I adore these cool colours together. It gives a wonderful feeling of an Impressionistic painting with the subtle movement of colour. [Read more…]

Bubbles Scarf

It is so much fun learning a new knitting technique and a scarf is the perfect project to practice on.

Now and again as I browse through the patterns on Ravelry a new one jumps out at me – screaming – knit me, knit me! The Bubbles Scarf designed by Lucy Neatby is one of these beauties. I couldn’t resist buying the pattern.

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Having read through the pattern I was so smitten by Lucy Neatby’s original colour scheme that I ordered the Kauni Effekt wool in the same colours that she had used EQ and EN. I bought the yarn from SKD yarns in the UK. I bought more yarn than specified and was glad that I did as when I had finished knitting the pattern I knew that I wanted my scarf to be longer. [Read more…]

Baktus Scarf

Suddenly it is getting chillier and the nights are closing in. It’s dark in the morning and dark again by teatime. As the days get shorter and colder I certainly have a need for a cosy soft scarf that keeps my neck warm and isn’t too bulky.

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The Baktus Scarf designed by Strikkelise is perfect. [Read more…]

Granny Square Scarf

I started learning to crochet last year and after practicing the different crochet stitches decided I was ready to start my first project. I wanted to crochet the Flower Throw – a lovely granny square blanket pattern in the “Cool Girl’s Guide to Crochet” by Nicki Trench.

Granny Square Scarf

I started making squares and finished about 20 for the blanket, but I wasn’t happy with them. They weren’t “square” enough. In fact at times they looked decidedly lop sided! [Read more…]

Sea Breeze Crochet Scarf

Sea Breeze Crochet Scarf was not a planned project although I do love the finished scarf. After I finished crocheting Mr Murasaki the Amigurumi Owl I had quite a bit of the yarn left over so I decided to practice crocheting the treble stitch in clusters and working a straight edge on either side.

 Sea Breeze Crochet Scarf

This turned out to be a very relaxing activity while watching tv and it was not long until the ball of yarn was finished. [Read more…]

Spectra Scarf

Spectra Scarf designed by Stephen West is one of my favourite projects that I’ve knit recently. I wanted a scarf pattern that used 4ply or sock weight yarn. I love the Everdeen Beanie knit using Artesano Alpaca DK yarn but it can be hard to find just the right shade of red to wear with it.

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One of the things I love about knitting a scarf is that it is the perfect project for learning new skills. [Read more…]

Diagonal Eyelet Scarf

If you are anything like me, you’re always looking for an elegant scarf pattern that will use only one skein of yarn. The perfect project for that beautiful unique hand dyed silk or cashmere concoction that caught your eye as you browsed the Etsy Stores or wandered around the yarn show.

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The perfect pattern is one that shows off the special yarn, its vibrant colour and luxurious fibre. [Read more…]

Entrelac Scarf

When I first saw photographs of a garment knitted using the Entrelac technique, I remember thinking, “wow, that is amazing.” My next thought was, “how do I do that” quickly followed by “I suppose, it is really really difficult to do.”

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Entrelac was a technique that I’d wanted to try for a long time. And as I was to find out, it’s much easier than it looks while successfully achieving the “wow” factor when you are wearing the finished scarf. [Read more…]

The Sky Scarf

I came across a wonderful idea for a scarf while browsing Pinterest that really appealed to me. Sky Scarf involves watching the weather. A cool idea as discussing the weather is a national pastime in the British Isles. Each day you knit a stripe in colours that match that day’s sky/weather.

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The sky can change from moment to moment let alone hour to hour here in Northern Ireland. So, I decided that I’d note how the Sky looks above the Cavehill, every morning, when I open my bedroom curtains. [Read more…]

Oriel Scarf and the Kingdom of Oriel

Oriel Pattern

I first read the Oriel Pattern in Barbara G. Walkers “A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns” published by Schoolhouse Press. I thought this lovely pattern would be perfect for the gorgeous skein of Halycon yarn hand dyed by Flamboyance Yarns which was in my stash. This is a wonderful 50% silk and 50% merino wool yarn. Another wonderful choice of yarn is the KS Merino Silk 4ply.

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Easy Lace Scarf using Mini Mochi

I was delighted when I came across the Easy Lace Scarf using Mini Mochi pattern designed by Melanie Lewis on The Crystal Palace website, as it was exactly what I was looking for.

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I used Mini Mochi and the specified 4.5mm needles (US 7) to knit the Easy Lace Scarf. The instructions were clearly written. [Read more…]

Honeycomb Scarf in Sausalito

You can knit a scarf from one 50g ball of Crystal Palace Sausalito sock yarn.

I admit that I was sceptical that this was possible before knitting the scarf. But I adore this beautiful airy scarf that looks pretty all the time.

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A perfect choice for every season. It is pretty in the Summer worn with a tee shirt, gorgeous in the Spring and Autumn when you can have cooler days and equally perfect in the Winter worn with a sweater. [Read more…]

Noro Striped Scarf

Ever thought about knitting a long narrow striped scarf?  It’s looks wonderful and is easy to wear.  I wanted a long narrow scarf that could be wound around my neck a couple of times on a cold day, to keep me cosy.

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I’m delighted with how the scarf turned out and wear it often when I am out for a walk.  It is a quick and easy knit for a beginner, and perfect for knitting while relaxing in the evening. [Read more…]