Tuesday, September 12, 2006

It's all about the scarf

I signed up for the International Scarf Exchange 3 last month, and earlier this month received my match. My match lives in a colder climate than I, and she prefers rich, fall colors. Lucky me, I found some lovely yarn in the stash hand-dyed by Persimmon Tree Farm that I had picked up at this year's Maryland Sheep and Wool festival. I am also using a stitch pattern whose name I do not know, but has been circulating the web as a free Manos pattern. See how nice it is all coming together:

The only concern I have is that the scarf does not look very wide. It's about 4 inches. I may rip it out and cast on with more stitches.

8 comments:

Marlene said...

Oooo, 4 inches does sound too narrow, especially for a colder climate. I would consider 6 inches to be about the minimum....wider would be even better.

It's looking lovely though!

Anonymous said...

Are those beautiful needles created by Sheila?

Holly said...

I've never been a big fan of fall colors, but that scarf is just gorgeous! 4 inches, though, might be a bit narrow, unless you make it long enough to wrap around and around and around...

Melanie said...

Oooh, it looks very pretty! I wanted to clicken to embiggen to see that stitch you are using. I like scarves at about 6", but 4" works for a really long scarf that can be wrapped around or folded double to pull both ends through the loop.

Laura said...

What's the stitch pattern? Inquiring minds want to know. It's looking great with the hand dyed. Speaking as someone from a colder climate, I like narrow scarves, but only if they are *long*.

Angela said...

Another vote for long and narrow. I like to double them over and pull it through. Gorgeous gorgeous though. Pattern link/post please?

Sheila E said...

Damn that is really pretty Jen!! I am a Fall colors person, even though Fall is bumming me out right now...not ready for gray skies...but that scarf would sure brighten me up.
So glad to see you using a pair of the bamboo needles to knit with...that means I get to come along too!
In case she doesn't like it...you know where someone will (VBG).
And...those children of yours are too cute for words...beans and all!!!

Opal said...

I adore that colourway! The stitch pattern is really pretty too. Yum.