Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Rhinebeck I'm Ready are YOU???










My never ending scarf has finally ended!!! I haven't woven in a single end, but I think it is going to stay that way. I started my scarf one year ago. It has been my travel knit. I only work on it in the car waiting for the bus, in doctors offices, kids birthday parties...etc. I rarely did more than two rows at a time hence it taking so long. When it was finished I thought about how many socks I could have made in the time it took me to make it!

I photographed my scarf while wearing one of my original pullover designs "Pebble". I finished it a little while ago, but this is the first time I'm sharing it here. I have worn it quite a few times and I love it.  I have the pattern together and I am working out a few modifications, but eventually I will release the pattern once I am perfectly happy with it. In the mean time I am loving wearing this test run. I figured since I will most likely be wearing this to Rhinebeck why not share it here.

For the scarf I used Isager Strik Alpaca 2. I loved working with this yarn. If you want to make one too. I used US1 needles (16" circular). I casted on 96 stitches and worked in the round until I ran out of yarn. The finished weight of the scarf is 7.9 oz / 223 grams. So I believe I used approximately 5 skeins of yarn.  I am planning on putting together a little tutorial on how I managed the color jogs and I'll upload the pattern into Ravelry for free. I have had quite a lot of interest from people that want to make one. So as soon as I find the time I'll get that done.

In the mean time I am so excited about Rhinebeck!!!!! I can't wait to go. I can smell the apple cider donuts all the way from NJ. I'm so excited, I'm so excited, I'm so excited!!!! I'll write more about my wish list for Rhinebeck in a future post.

Happy Knitting!!!

joining Ginny's Yarn Along

14 comments:

Lori ann said...

rhinebeck...someday! such a pretty scarf and sweater!

karen said...

love your scarf immensely! You will look smashing at rhinebeck :)

Reinventing Mother said...

Stunning!

conestasmismanitas said...

Supercute!!

fjord girl said...

Gorgeous in every way- Have a fun time in Rhinebeck!
I used to live there- it's beautiful.

Donna said...

I am getting super excited for Rhinebeck too! I can't believe it's less than 2 weeks away. You are going to look amazing in all your knitted gear.

Barbara at Knitting | Work in Progress said...

Kudos! Lovely sweater design and the perfect go-with-everything scarf.

Heather said...

That pullover is gorgeous! And I love the scarf as well :-)

mamasmercantile said...

The jumper is adorable I love the colour and pattern. The scarf is a delight, the perfect carry along project.

Lea Lacoste said...

that scarf is so awesome!! I'm thinking of making a Doctor Who inspired one!

Karen Sue said...

What a great scarf and sweater! Someday I'll get to Rhinebeck. But not this year. So have enough fun for me, too!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Argh, new sweaters and apple cider donuts!!! Wonder if I'm going to end up changing my mind about not going this year :-).

schnoerrchen said...

Lovely scarf and even more lovely sweater. If you need a test knitter for Pebble at some point in the future, let me know :-)

Creative Design said...

Lovely! Have a good time.
Sheila
http://sheilazachariae.blogspot.com/2014/10/just-quickie.html