Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Quick Little Knit

I was able to knit this little item on the sly while I was supposed to be knitting my husbands socks this weekend. He was to involved in the basketball games to really notice progress (or lack there of) on his socks.

This is the Bainbridge Scarf from Pepperknit. Minty has posted the pattern and made it available on her blog. It is really quick to knit and it is also a great way to use up some left over yarn. It took just a little bit over one skein of yarn.

I think it will be nice to wear with my dressy winter coat. I'll be able to tuck the whole scarf into the collar of the coat. I would definitely make this again but I probably wouldn't use the alpaca again though. I find it a little itchy while trying to get a picture. Also the scarf seems a little stretchy and I'm not really sure how well it will hold it's shape. It would also be fun to try some different stitch patterns for the main tube that goes around the neck.

I tried to get Sherman to model this for me. He actually seemed willing to try it out. Unfortunately his neck was too large to show it off properly. It did fit over his head and around his neck but it just wouldn't tie nicely. His neck actually measures about 23-24 inches around. He was much more willing to let me put the scarf around his neck than the tape measure.

Project Info
Pattern:
Bainbridge Scarf by Mintyfresh
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk dk; color-26011; 105m/50gm
just over one skein; finished project weighs 54 grams
Needles: addi TURBO -US# 5 (3.75mm)
Gauge: 6 stitches per inch
Dimensions: 26 inches around / 4 inches wide
Pattern Modifications: none
Time to Knit: approximately 4 hours

9 comments:

Monika said...

That's gorgeous and clever!

Stacie said...

it's cute and dressy, I love it!

Mintyfresh said...

it's too bad it's itchy because it looks so soft!

Sue J. said...

Very nice scarf. It's unique and looks really warm. How clever, and a nice job you did on it. Congrats!

Batty said...

Very clever, and so elegant-looking.

Mom said...

Great look with a coat. Sherman would probably prefer something soft like cashmere.

Knit Masala said...

Ooh, that is so pretty. What a great idea! Gotta love those instant gratification projects.

angelarae said...

Pretty scarf:) Love it.

Ang

Christy said...

Cute...and I like the color. Too bad about the itch. I definitely have that with alpaca, even many of the blends.