Hello, how nice of you to stop by. Today I want to show you a couple of scarves, which I have made for two swaps. The first one is a Saroyan (pattern at Ravelry), which I made for Elsje. She is my swap partner for a whole year, and this was the handmade item for the first swap.
I made it with Drops Delight, in a green-beige colour.
The leaves are just so beautiful. It was not a very difficult pattern, and the scarf is very soft and warm.
The other scarf I made was for a scarf swap. A while ago I got a pile of old knitting magazines from my mother. The bulk of it wasn’t really useful anymore. But in one of them I found this picture for a man’s sweater.
(Told you it was old!!)
I immediately liked the honeycomb pattern, and decided to use it for this scarf. The reciever is very fond of blue, so that was easy. Then I came up with the idea to knit the scarf in the round, casting on enough stitches for the whole length of the scarf. I added 2 x 20 stitches for the fringe and started knitting. The stitches for the fringe were knitted in stockinette stitch, the rest in pattern. This way the stripes were lengthwise.
After binding of the pattern stitches, the scarf was cut open (in the middle of the stockinette stitches), and carefully I unravelled the fringe.
The threads were knotted together, and the scarf was blocked.
This scarf was made in Drops Alpaca.