Tuesday, November 20, 2007

FO: Pink Diamond Scarf

I never talked about it but I've been working on this scarf / wrap thing all along. You see, I didn't want the Felted Foliage hat to out into the world without a partner, so I made a diamond-shaped scarf to keep it company using a very simple stockinette pattern.

Materials and Pattern:
400 yards worsted weight Malabrigo (color shown is Little Lovely)
Size 13 US needles

Cast on 3 stitches.
Knit into front and back (kfb) of first and last stitch of each right side (RS) row.
Purl each wrong side (WS) row.
Continue the RS increases until your knitted fabric is 34" wide. Purl back, then begin decrease.

On RS, slip slip knit (ssk) the first 2 stitches then knit to last 2 stitches, knitting them together (k2tog).
Purl each wrong side (WS) row.
Continue the RS decreases until your knitted fabric is 64" long and 3 stitches remain.
Purl back, then bind off (BO) remaining stitches.

Since the beginning and ending stitches are doubled or halved, there is only minimal curling of the edges of this pretty wrap.

Pink scarf for Foliage hat
Pink scarf for Foliage hat
All that's left on the holiday knitting list is a neckwarmer (50% complete), a scarf (just getting started) and two pairs of socks. Depending on how things go in December, the socks may or may not make it in time, however I remain hopeful.

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Blogger Jen said...

That scarf is so pretty. I love the colors!

11/20/2007 04:42:00 PM  
Anonymous KarenJoSeattle said...

I like the solid stripes and end. They add some nice dash.

Good progress on gift knitting, especially given your recent disability.

11/20/2007 05:18:00 PM  
Anonymous meg said...

Oooh, what a pretty set!
How delightful to have a knitting friend come to visit & yarn crawl, too. :) Miao!

11/20/2007 07:06:00 PM  
Blogger a friend to knit with said...

oh, now arn't you just so clever!
fabulous!!! and with the hat? stunning!!!
now i want to add this to my list!!!

11/20/2007 09:28:00 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

So beautiful!! Makes me want to bust out my Malabrigo.

11/20/2007 10:06:00 PM  
Blogger bellamoden said...

I love it! You know I did! Even if I kept forgetting what the blob was ;) it's awesome.

11/20/2007 10:43:00 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

How lovely that is, especially the whole ensemble together.

Malabrigo is wonderful.

11/21/2007 10:23:00 AM  
Blogger The Ninja Knitter said...

Wow, how lovely is that? Love the two of them together. You have such a wonderful sense of colour, eh?

11/21/2007 11:57:00 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

I love the simplicity and elegance of the wrap -- and that it is easy! I am going to share this pattern with the Crafty Angels -- it will become one of our standards!

11/21/2007 01:08:00 PM  
Blogger Donna Lee said...

Good job on the holiday knitting. I am in the no handknits for the holidays camp this year. I was not feeling the mojo for it. I have some things for folks but I will give them when I feel like the time is right.

11/21/2007 01:44:00 PM  
Blogger Susan Pandorf said...

So feminine! And I love the thought of cheery pink brightening those dreary Chicago winters...

Thanksgiving blessings, twin!

11/21/2007 03:12:00 PM  
Blogger KnitNana said...

The ensemble is lovely!

11/21/2007 09:35:00 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

Gorgeous color and gorgeous set!

11/21/2007 10:04:00 PM  
Blogger Bonne Marie said...

I wondered IF what I spied you knitting was going to be a partner for your hat! GLORIOUS! I am crushing on that color combo—so delish...

11/22/2007 06:22:00 AM  
Anonymous clasca said...

Beautiful! It would look great with my wowsa evening dress (which was my wedding dress) during the upcoming Stockholm trip in February (so I will not freeze to death at the gala).

11/22/2007 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous lynette said...

that is a beautiful set. and i do love the bright colors. just what we'll need for the upcoming winter.

11/22/2007 08:29:00 AM  
Blogger Jodi said...

Very elegant! Malabrigo is always so wonderful to knit.

happy Thanksgiving.

11/22/2007 01:52:00 PM  
Blogger Courtney said...

Very pretty set!!

11/23/2007 11:32:00 AM  
Blogger KnitPastis said...

You did a BRILLIANT job knitting up this scarf! These are a perfect match. Good job keeping it a secret too:)

11/23/2007 02:41:00 PM  
Blogger Terri said...

Lovely color choice for the scarf, but I always admire your yarn selections and work. Belated happy Thansgiving wishes, Karen. Be well.

11/26/2007 04:48:00 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

Very nice! You are cruising along on those handknits.

11/26/2007 06:22:00 AM  

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