Saturday, February 1, 2014

Saturday Knitting by the Woodstove = Scarf Finish

 
The Foxy Boxy scarf
 
And so I've been knitting all evening yesterday and this morning and now on my last block to knit and then finished. I will block this scarf because in doing so will stretch out 5-7 more inches.
 
Otherwise the homestead is pretty serene. We have been watching HGTV all day and especially back to back episodes of Love it or List It! LOVE those shows.
 
I made this scarf for Mr. Fox but.........he likes to wrap his more and he is much taller so this will be for myself I guess worn around with a heart wooden pin I have, jeans and boots.
 
The pattern is simple, something I totally made up myself and easy:
 
CO 26
Knit 5 rows
Then, row 6
(WS) K5, purl 16, K5
(RS) K all stitches
do this alternating to make the blocked section until 7 garter edge ridges or 14 rows
then K 5 ridges or 10 rows, each row
then, repeat with (WS) K5P16K5
and (RS) K all stitches for 14 rows
then continue to repeat this pattern.
at end, K 5 rows
then BO
 
This created a garter ridge on the edge to keep the scarf from curling with the purling of Stockinette.
This also is a pretty structured unisex design.
 
I used a #  10 interchangeable Chiago Goo metal lace needle with 24 in cord
The yarn was in my stash from last year on a clearance table at my local yarn shop Bumbleberries in Clarkesville, Georgia. I cannot find the tag for info but it was a thicker yarn and washable.
The colors really attracted me because as I thought of my husbands blue teal eyes!
The colorway is just really pretty.
 
I hope this finds you warm and cozy. The woodstove is so relaxing today and the sun actually came out for a little while.
 
Abigail is curled on the sofa watching me finish this up. She has not yet to try to play with this or mess it up and it's been on the sofa for easy pick up and knit. She's been a good girl!
 
I've let this frame sit with the Jane Austen piece unironed and loose behind it for just a glimpse.
I'm going to have to choose a color of fabbie from my stash to sew along the sides. The pink is brighter than I wanted but I think with a light sage green side it will look better.
I am almost thinking of shabby chic-ing this one up. Not really sure.
 
 
Till later..........
Jennifer

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for the pattern, Jennifer. I love the look, simple with just enough pattern to make is interesting. The yarn you used is perfect! Very lovely. The Jane Austen chart is one I have on my list to stitch. I love your sampler!
    Lori

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  2. Sounds like a cozy day in the mountains :) Jane Austen looks great in the frame, I can't wait to see it once you've done the finishing touches!

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  3. Hi Jennifer- I've been following your blog for a couple months now. Great blog. Hey - I saw in an old blog that you purchased the Needleworks 4 system. You also go the pattern holder. Threadneedle Street (Denise) is saying I'd have to buy the light/magnifier holder to get the chart holder. Is that what you did? Do you still like the system? I have an ergo stand now and am not thrilled. Have had it for years. Twisted Stitcher spawned my curiosity about this system. But now that I've decided pretty much on the system, the pattern holder is the hold up for me. I can be reached @ timandjannie@comcast.net. Couldn't find an email address for you or I would've emailed you instead of commenting. Thx, Jannie

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