Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Super Simple Superwash Scarf

A friend of mine has her birthday mid-December.  So what's better than a warm knit scarf to keep her cozy?

I had found a pattern on Ravelry a while back that I really wanted to try.  It calls for bulky yarn and knits up quickly.  I looked through my stash but didn't have any colors I was very happy with, so instead I went shopping.   I decided on Yarn Bee's First Love in the Lovely colorway.  Turquoise and dark purples and a little bit of green, with splashes of fuchsia thrown in.  Perfect for this kind of scarf.  

And to say scarf is really misleading.  I know the pattern is called Super Simple Superwash Scarf, but it's knit in the round and intended to be a cowl.  The one I knit L can be wrapped twice around your neck, being stylish but warm. This cowl is made up of  3 knit rows, then 3 purl rows, and so on.  I ran out of yarn befor the pattern really ended.  I needed 7 repeats but only got 5, although I don't think it detracts from the look.
The yarn is pretty squooshy and hopefully soft against L's neck.  I'm always worried something will be too scratchy or irritable.   I really want to make this again, except for myself.  And I really want to try it in a variegated yarn.  Some patterns, in my opinion, just don't mesh well with variegation.  But this scarf is so simple, I think instead it will make it more visually appealing.  

On a side note, now that I've had a bit of a breather since Lovebug's birth and now that we're getting back into a routine...I'm going to try and get back to some weekly posts like WIP Wednesdays and Friday Favorites.   I've had a ton of Finished objects to share recently but that will start to slow down very soon.  So stay tuned!


  1. I agree; variegated yarn can be hard sometimes to pair w/a pattern.
    What a great, bulky scarf; it'll be so warm for your friend.

  2. Wonderful!!! I want to sqoosh it. Is that a word? lol