Finally we have a day with some sun! Hooray! This means photos.
I was given a lovely book for Christmas. I started knitting a scarf with a pattern based on one of the jumper patterns as a reciprocal gift. Whilst I was sick sick, I took a break from knitting anything for others. I figured that it was yucky to infest gifts with my germs.
Early this week I finally finished the scarf. It seemed to take ages, though when I got stuck into it, it flew!
I used two strands of lace/fingering weight handspun that I . The fleece is grey merino from a sheep named Sarah. It is lovely to work with. I originally used the yarn for my mystery stole 4 but well, let's just say that pattern was not for me and was frogged. I can't say how much I used - I spun up about 800m and used a good 2/3 of that, though remember I used it double stranded.
The pattern is very simple - multiple of 4 + 2. You can add a selvedge stitch or three if you want.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: *k2, p2* repeat to last 2 stitches, k2.
Row 4: *p2, k2* repeat to last 2 stitches, p2.
(from "A Fine Fleece" p34, Rhinebeck sweater)
I started with a garter stitch band and put garter stitch bands every 17 repeats. Why 17? Umm cos it looked right. I knitted until it was Long Enough. (About 1.6m long, or about 5'.)
Now it has to go to its new home! I hope its recipient doesn't have a problem with wool.