Monday, January 23, 2006

The Purl Scarf

My latest project ... The Purl Scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts.

I love it. Very soft and thick. Even though I cheated on the yarns.

The pattern calls for three yarns: one 100% wool (recommended Manos Del Uruguay), a fine mohair, and a thicker mohair. I checked two yarn stores but could not find the colors I wanted in the Manos Del Uruguay so I went with the denim color of Steadfast Fibers Wonderful Wool Worsted Weight yarn instead. At the same time I purchased a skein of Rowan's Kidsilk Spray. Unfortunately, I wasn't finding a coordinating thicker mohair I liked. Not letting that stop me, what with my being Miss Lack All Patience and all, I simply grabbed up the leftover Moda Dea Dream yarn used in the blue baby booties and gave it a go. Worked just great. Take a gander:

Strange to me that those three different blues equal that one pretty one ... but there ya go.

Anyway, you just cast on 16 stitches (I'm using size 15 needles) and K1, P1 til you can't take it anymore. Even with as much as I hate The Purling ... I love The Ribbing ... so the scarf is nice and long.

Here's the finished product:

I liked it so much I paired some pink Moda Dea Dream yarn with some Linie 67 Como yarn I had picked up at 40% off (woot) and have started this:

Perhaps a bit more girly than I'm accustomed to ... but there ya are! :)


Libby said...

You are a scarfing machine, girl!

How's the dating thing going? ;)

Kat said...

"Dating"?? I'm sorry, you must have me confused with some woman that actually gets asked out! ;)

Actually, I'm still in contact with Harley Guy (we've been out twice). No planned third date as of yet.

Mark and MeLissa said...

Beautiful work! Looks like we've both been busy. I finished *two* quilt blocks this past weekend - no E-V-I-L triangles, I'm afraid, but still *two!* blocks. That's the sum total of my prior class accomplishments!

You must be a good influence on me with these domestic projects and all. ;)