A knitted scarf!


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
NikkiM

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52 thoughts on “A knitted scarf!

  1. That’s exciting news indeed! How sweet of you to knit her this gorgeous scarf. Handknitted gifts are the best. Have a great trip!

  2. 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.

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