Tuesday, October 25, 2005

The 26 Year Scarf - Finally Finished!

And not a minute too soon! It's 39F and rainy outside right now. I call this the 26 year scarf because I originally bought the yarn 26 years ago to make a scarf which didn't turn out, and have started many different projects with it over the years before finally making it into the scarf it was destined to become. Here it is posing with the beautiful flowers my honey bought me for my birthday!

Here's a close-up. I used about 140g of Donna by Wendy, 77% acrylic, 15% mohair, 6% polyester and 2% nylon and it measures about 6" by 7'6" including 5" of fringe at each end. I wasn't originally planning on making it that long until I saw Cameron Diaz' scarf in "In Her Shoes"; I loved it! I just did a basic k2 p2 rib over 32 sts with 4.5mm (U.S.#7) needles. I cut the yarn for the fringe before joining the last ball so I could just knit until I ran out of yarn. Isn't that great? An FO with NO leftover yarn! B)

And here's the "action shot" since I finally got off the computer and got dressed! lol I love the way this scarf works; the length is just right, and I think it's the ribbing that lets it do that little twisty thing at the neck. :)


Areli said...

your scarf is great, your right the length is perfect, it looks very comfortable

JustApril said...

VERY nice! Looks very warm

Jacqui said...

Thank you! I wore it out yesterday and it's just what I want in a scarf.