Yarn - Robin Chunky in Claret (409g including pompoms)
Size - 140 inches long
Additions - Two pompoms using the large blue Clover pompom maker
Notes - So... I got carried away with this guy. I wanted a scarf that I could wrap around my neck a couple of times but not necessarily one that dragged on the ground if I didn't wrap it. Oh well, I'll manage! I ended up really liking this pattern once I got used to the cabling. A lot of my first burst of knitting on the scarf was when I watched Outlander last month, so in my head it's my Outlander scarf. Does anyone else have knitting memories tied to TV shows that were on at the time? I don't always remember them but my plans to start a knitting notebook mean I should really take notes on all these funny little quirks that go along with the creative process.
Obviously, I deviated from the original pattern, but only in a minor way - I used slightly finer yarn than recommended (chunky instead of super chunky) and didn't hold it double, and I also did more repeats than the wrap required, therefore ending up with more of a narrow scarf shape. I just love how the cables look, especially the ones on the edges - I'd never really seen that before so it made the design even more special. I also loved the selfish knitting! Not that knitting for oneself is selfish in the slightest, but that seems to be the phrase to use in the crafting community. It made me want to knit myself a whole range of accessories...
Check out my progress here and here.
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