Tuesday, 9 April 2013

One-Row Handspun Scarf

Way back in December, I made this post about some yarn I'd spun to make a scarf.  A couple of months later I showed you the work-in-progress.  But, I never got round to photographing the finished item.

Here it is:

The reason I didn't take photos is because it's been so bloomin' cold that as soon as it was off the needles and had had a wash, I started wearing it.

And very cosy it is too.  Because it's from my own handspun yarn (which takes me ages to do - I haven't been brave enough to try spinning on a lower whorl which makes the bobbin spin faster), I wanted to use it all up.  This has resulted in the scarf being long.  Long enough to wrap twice round my neck.  With hindsight, I could have cast on four or eight more stitches and it would still have been long enough (this baby's longer than I am tall), but wrapping it twice round my neck works well too.

I think this is some of my best spinning to date (says she, in a self-congratulatory way).  I think the colours blend nicely and the pattern's very easy and one I'd recommend - Ravelry link .

Back to knitting my greeny-blue socks now.  I've got 13 rounds of ribbing and casting off to do, so I'll probably be back tomorrow to show them off.


  1. Gorgeous wool and scarf, nice that you've had so many chances to wear it - every cloud...!
    (Terdotty on Rav)

  2. This is gorgeous, it looks like the brioche stitch.