I know I like this pattern, but I was actually surprised to tot up, and realise, that this is the 5th time I've knit it. Yes, it's a favourite gift knit.
This version is Josie. Josie has been a good family friend for as long as I can remember. Her husband and my Dad were also very good friends from school age onwards. Josie is also a Sister at the hospice where Dad was lovingly cared for in his last few weeks. She was wonderful to our whole family, and made sure we had fond memories during what was otherwise an extremely difficult time. In fact the whole staff and volunteers at the hospice were some of the most uplifting, caring and amazing people I have ever met. A very worthwhile charity to support.
The scarf is made with some yummy Sundara Fingering Silky Merino in the Robin's egg colorway. Josie loves scarves and this is her favourite colour. It took only half a skein, so now I need to ponder what to do with the rest of this delicious yarn.
As for the pattern, I did make some modifications to suit this different weight of yarn, although in truth I can't recall now how many stitches I cast on this time. I'm thinking it was 1.5 times the amount that the pattern calls for. Hindsight being 20/20, I should have cast on 2x the number of stitches the pattern called for as I certainly had enough yarn and the scarf would have benefited from some extra length. (My first sock yarn version was 2x the amount, and turned out really well... just a pain to get that many stitches on your needle :)
I tried to get the little Miss to model this for me. As you can tell from the pictures, she was less than interested in cooperating - she's a toddler now with places to go, and people to see :)
Wishing you a lovely Sunday.
It's a beautiful day here in Colorado - a smattering of snow on the ground and crisp, clear blue skies.