The wind is whipping around today, blowing around many of the last leaves still clinging to tree branches. Time to sport a new scarf! S1’s scarf is done and in use. This scarf is super simple to make and was portable knitting for me. The yarn is so soft (fingering weight 75% Merino/15% Cashmere/10% Silk) and knit on a US6 (4mm) needle, it’s very drape-y. The slip stitch pattern is completely reversible, so it doesn’t matter how the scarf hangs. This is a great go-to stitch pattern for a scarf. I wasn’t completely happy with the length – the finished scarf measures 52.5” long (and 6.5” wide). I like a really long scarf that I can wrap around my neck twice, so if I made this again for myself, I’d cast on fewer stitches and make it longer. But S1 loves it like this and is a wrap-only-once kind of gal. She’s been wearing it a lot indoors, too – it’s flexible that way.
In other news, I finished my Autumnal Charade socks and here’s the proof.
I owe you some other updates, as well. I’m concentrating on gift knitting over the wonderful Thanksgiving break, trying to knit a gift a day. So far I’m on track though I think I may break my streak today. How am I achieving this? Here’s a clue: