I’ve given in to the weather and taken the best photos I can of my new hat and scarf. I had to adjust the colours but it is almost impossible to reproduce the particular shade of blue green. I suppose it is somewhere between turquoise and peacock blue.
I have made both of the patterns before in the same colour yarn.
I made this scarf as a Christmas present. and I made this hat for my eldest.
This is one of my favourite shades of blue so when I had the chance to buy a few balls at a reduced price, I jumped at the chance.
I think that the yarn shows off the scarf pattern to good effect and it is so easy.
Just K1, *yrn, P2tog to last stitch* K1. You do need a smaller needle for this. I made the hat in 9mm and 10mm but used 6mm for the scarf.
I have some lovely rosewood needles in 6mm and 10mm my daughter gave me. I normally prefer metal needles but the rosewood is very smooth and at this thickness they are very sturdy, so it was a pleasure to use them.
The original scarf was made for a man and I always fear that a fringe might be seen as too ‘girly’ but for my scarf, as you can see, I added a fringe.
And here is the hat.
The other day I also took a photograph of my self wearing the scarf and although it is not a good photograph I think that it gives a good idea of what it is like to wear.
Incredibly soft and with an interesting pleasant smell.
As to my other projects:-
I ran out of yarn needed for the Cosmic CAL blanket, though a kind friend has since brought me the ball I needed, so I hopefully I will feel up to finishing the next section soon. Knitting my cardigan was too fiddly, since it is in 4ply, so that is why I turned to the hat and scarf. I had bought the yarn a couple of years ago when it was on special offer and was hoping to make them for this winter. Because it is super chunky it seemed a much easier project, which was a good reason to at last get around to them.
(I also have been working on an incredibly easy Christmas crochet project that I will show you when it is complete.)
Here is a teaser.