I have wonderful news! My eldest son that lives in London, got engaged to an American girl that lives in New York! Well you must be wondering if I’m excited about the fact that he is in engaged or that she lives in New York? I have to admit it’s both! Well the best of it all is we are off to New York in 3 weeks from now to meet her! This created a bit of a problem for me! What will I take as a gift? A knitted scarf! Perfect as it is going into winter!
Digging in to my stash I found 5 x 50g balls of Rowan – Cashsoft DK, shade 503, 57% Extra fine Merino, 33% Acrylic microfibre and 10% Cashmere (unfortunately this range has been discontinued). It’s so so soft, perfect for an item to wear around your neck! This was the easy part! It took me a whole day trawling the internet and my books, looking for the perfect pattern, knitting test samples until I thought I would have to discard one of the balls of yarn. I then stumbled upon the perfect pattern toward the early evening on the Lions Brand Site – Free Kitting Pattern for this Classic Cables Scarf, scroll down to the bottom you have to register to enable you to download the pattern. Real easy knit! I have enjoyed knitting it and it’s nearly done, I’m on the 5th ball of yarn and it is 9”x 63” (23cm x 160cm) long and according to the pattern it needs to be 9” x 72” (23cm x 183cm). Only 9” (23cm) to go!
I better get back to my knitting, maybe I will have enough time to knit her a pair of socks!
Lots of love
How exciting to get to go to New York to meet a new member of the family! That scarf is a beautiful colour and will surely go with many coats!
We very exited! Counting sleeps! Hehe! Thanks for visiting.
Lovely scarf!! He, you will probably be able to knit a pair of socks on the flight over to NY – or two.
Hehe! Sounds like a good plan, 18 hr flight!
That’s exciting news indeed! How sweet of you to knit her this gorgeous scarf. Handknitted gifts are the best. Have a great trip!
Thanks! I’ll let you know how it goes!
Oh what a nice present! Perfect for a British Winter!
I’m glad you like it! I was a bit worried that it’s not the right kind of gift!
I think it is a perfect gift….looks beautiful and I bet she is delighted!
Hey that’s a lovely idea, well done x
Thank! Glad you like it! I was not to sure about giving my future daughter a hand knitted scarf!
Oh and congrats! Hope that means your son will be home soon x
Congratulations! (And that’s going to be a gorgeous scarf.)
Thanks and thanks again.
Lovely, thoughtful and done so quickly! Congratulations, I hope they will both be very happy, and that you like your new daughter in law, and she likes you!
That’s the scary bit! I’ll let you know how it goes! Thanks for visiting.
Oh how lovely of you. I would think of it but rarely do it. I love that pattern, I never thought of cables for a scarf so pretty. Have fun meeting the daughter to be.
Thanks LuCinda, I’m counting sleeps!
Congrats! And what a lovely gift!
(You look so young in your picture to have a son getting engaged!) 🙂
You too kind! Thanks!
Great news. Have a great time in New York.
Will do! I love New York must be my favourite city!
Thanks for your lovely comment!
I’ll try my hand at knitting and your website will be my guide.
Love your website!
Thank you for visiting!
How exciting!! Have a fun and safe trip. Beautiful scarf.
Thanks Tracy will do!
It’s beautiful! Congrats on your son’s engagement! So exciting. 🙂
Thanks! We very exited to meet her!
Pretty, and I’m sure it will be the perfect gift.
Thanks for that!
Oh that is all so exciting……..a new chapter in your life. And what a lovely present to take with you. Please post photos of new NY stay. Jane
Will do! Thanks for your lovely comment!
that is a gorgeous scarf, she is going to love it.
I’m so glad you said that, was a bit worried! Thank you!
i wish i was marrying your son 😉 do you sell/ship to Canada?
I adore cables. I also adore New York. I hope you have a marvellous trip.
Congratulations! Love, love, love your scarf! Beautiful!
Your work is absolutely gorgeous!
Congrats on both! – The engagement and trip to New York! I had a chance a few months ago but turned it down because we would have basically just driven through. We had no extra time. Nice choice for the the gift! The yarn looks soft even in the pictures. Your future daughter-in-law is fortunate to have such a great Mom-in-love. Looking forward to hearing about your trip.
Thanks Sonya! I keep you updated!
How very very wonderful! And I can’t think of a nicer gift! xxxx
Ooh, congratulations! I’m sure your daughter-in-law-to-be will love her scarf… It looks so cosy! Enjoy your trip 🙂
Will do! Thanks
Congrats!! I know she will like her lovely handmade scarf 🙂
New York is a fun vibrant city enjoy!!