It’s finished! Finally. It’s taken me ages to get this done, and just in time for the warmer weather. Still, it’ll do nicely for next winter. I just don’t seem to have had time to do any crafts recently, as I’ve been exercising and spending a lot of time in the kitchen. Our new healthy eating project means that we’re eating lots of fresh food, which does take a bit longer to prepare than convenience or processed foods. It tastes delicious though and I’m enjoying doing some proper cooking for a change.
Once I sat down with my scarf, it finished quite quickly. It’s an easy pattern and I do love the ribbed effect. I got Teddy to model it, as I’m a bit camera-shy unless I’m on holiday, and then I don’t care 😉
His head and neck are somewhat larger than mine, but you get the idea. This is what it looks like laid out flat-ish.
And a close-up of those pockets. I even did the tassels.
The hood is shaped, which gives it a nice look when it’s on.
And from the side.
The front border is folded back to form a channel for the dangly bits to thread through. They may annoy me once I start wearing it but they’ll come out easily enough if they do. I’m rather pleased with it, and I hope it proves to be as cosy as it promises.
I’ve got another small project lined up, but for now I’m going back to the log cabin blanket. It’s about time that had some attention.
April 17, 2014 at 3:12 PM
That yarn is a lovely shade of blue and teddy makes a very fine model. I might try this one out myself at a later date, is it aran?
April 17, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Yes, it’s Sirdar aran. It’s easy to do once you get into the rhythm of the back post and front post stitches. It did use more than the recommended 400g though. I had a fifth ball and used about 1/4 of it.
April 9, 2014 at 11:27 AM
That’s beautiful. And scarf with integral hood and pockets is a genius idea! *Scurries off to search Ravelry patterns….*
April 9, 2014 at 6:27 PM
I hope you manage to find something. The pattern I used was in Simply Crochet #14, but if anywhere else has one it’ll be Ravelry 🙂
April 7, 2014 at 12:53 AM
I love chunky textured stitcheses. It looks so snuggly 🙂
April 8, 2014 at 12:06 PM
It is snuggly. I’m almost looking forward to winter now 😛
April 6, 2014 at 5:28 PM
What a great idea, hat, glove and scarf all in one so one large item to not lose as opposed to me always losing one or other of the 4 separate items. Really neat, and worth buying another ball in the same dye lot so it looks professional.
April 8, 2014 at 12:07 PM
That’s what I thought. I’m always forgetting to put my gloves in my pocket so this should be really useful.
April 6, 2014 at 4:59 PM
I also have one that needs to be finished, maybe today.
April 6, 2014 at 4:59 PM
It is very satisfying to get a finish, isn’t it 🙂
April 6, 2014 at 12:23 PM
Looks great! I’ve been working on the same project (Simply Crochet) but was a bit disappointed as I ran out if wool! I had a 400g ball so thought this was a great project to use it up but soon realised I wouldn’t have enough so had to cut the scarf length down, and the hood has ended up with a contrasting edge – still to finish the trim/tassels. I’d be interested to know how much wool you used versus amount in the pattern.
April 6, 2014 at 1:04 PM
I was hoping that I’d have enough yarn, but after doing the scarf, I worked out that there wouldn’t be enough left to do all of the hood. Luckily The Wool Warehouse specifies what dye lots are available so I was able to order one more ball of the same lot. Phew!
I only went into the last ball for the hood edging, tassels and dangly thing so I could have used a contrast if I’d had to though.
I’d love to see how yours looks once it’s finished 🙂