I’ve gone from not quite knowing what to faff about at with knitting (and being deeply engrossed in a book series) to suddenly having lots of things that need knitting and not much time to do it in! Having concluded that my inability to make up cardigans rather inhibits clothes making, I went back to blankets and added a scarf in for good measure.
I was really pleased with the result – I think it looks a bit Monsoon really, definitely not out of place in a shop (I will never be able to replicate that knot, but doesn’t it look lovely!?)
The yarn was Knitcol Picasso and I highly recommend the shop I linked to, who were quick and good value. The scarf, which is taller than Fran, took a shade less than 4 balls. I changed half way to Knitpro needles, acrylic 4mm ones, which I didn’t expect to like but really did and again, that is an excellent shop, good value, quick and a very personal service. I used broken rib for the stitch, which made it very snuggly; it does curl, so after it was done I stitched it into an open ended tube and Fran made pompoms with remnants, which we pinched the ends together with.
I’m so pleased with it – handing it over was a wrench and if she loses it…. 😉