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Sunday, September 17, 2006

The Girly's Skinny, Squishy Scarf.



Materials:

2 balls The Cat's Meow - Patina (acrylic/wool/mohair/nylon/polyester blend) or other thick/thin soft type yarn. About 83 yds/ball.

One set 7mm knitting needles. No U.S. equivalent. U.S. 10 1/2 or 11's will do the job beautifully though.

Tapestry needle.

Gauge: Doesn't matter. If you tend to knit tightly, use larger needles, if you tend to knit loosely use smaller needles.

Cast on 15 sts.

Row 1: *K2, P1* repeat to end.
Row 2: K1, *P2, K1* repeat to last 2, P2
Repeat rows until you are nearly out of yarn.

Cast off.

Weave in ends.

Notes: The Scarf will measure about 44" long and nearly 4" wide. It is not completely reversible. One side looks like stockinette without the curl and one side shows the ribs. Both sides look good though.

If you drop a stitch with the thin part of this yarn, it will run away until a thick part catches it so be prepared to rip back. The thick slubs of wool often threatened to pull apart which means that if you do need to rip back, be as gentle as you can.

Bernat has a yarn very similar to The Cat's Meow and is reasonably priced.

This was a super quick knit. A great last second knit for someone who dropped off a Christmas present you were not expecting and now have to add to the list of people to buy something for or knit something for.

5 Comments:

  • What does Girly get paid for modeling? I think a good whopping$10,000/day like Linda Evangelista. Pretty yarn. Prettier model.

    That last paragraph is a nightmare... it's an unrecognized added bonus to living overseas. no drop offs and awkward moments.

    By Anonymous IHateToast, at 3:32 PM, September 17, 2006  

  • my two cents. the holiday season is when folks feel generous and want to give to others. so when someone unexpectedly gives you a present, say thank you very much. and that's that. if they are truly in the holiday spirit, your gracious acknowledgement and delight are all they need. if they are keeping tally and get pissed that you don't reciprocate? well who needs them?

    once I realised that the only reason such moments are awkward or nightmarish were because I made them so, then I realised I could change my attitude. the holidays are a lot less stressful as a result.

    I do not give presents consistently, nor do I keep score. Some years it's a book, or jam, or cookies, sometimes nothing. sometimes I give a friend something at a random time of year, just because it feels right. I never expect reciprocation.

    if folks gives me a present and gets their feeling bent, well, that's their problem. if they are really offering a gift, they are not really wanting to add to my stress, are they?

    you live in a remote area, maintain a home, are raising a little one, and it seems you sometimes take care of other little ones? (I infer from your blog). you don't have the time nor the money to feel like you have to add someone to your gift list. If you want to, well that's another story.

    when you have the time and energy to plan ahead, have fun making a few extra things, when it is a joy to create and share something, that's good. I'm just saying if it feels like a stressful obligation... that's something to think about.

    By Blogger Dorothy, at 4:03 PM, September 17, 2006  

  • This is such a cute scarf and your little one looks so precious. Thanks for the pattern!

    By Blogger Kristy, at 6:14 PM, September 17, 2006  

  • She is such lovelly wearing that scarf - you did great job!

    By Anonymous sandra, at 1:32 AM, September 18, 2006  

  • Wow, great, thanks for sharing the pattern! I so love your little one wearing the scarf, what a sweet little beauty she is!

    By Anonymous Dipsy D., at 11:50 AM, September 18, 2006  

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