Saturday, August 10, 2013

Kid Silk Haze Airy Scarf

I am in love with this scarf. It is light, fluffy, cosy and fabulously PINK!
I shouldn't get too attached though - this is actually a gift knit.

Airy scarf

The Airy Scarf pattern is a free one (always a bonus): http://www.cheekyattitude.com/free-pattern-kidsilk-haze-shawl/

Airy scarf

It is an extremely straightforward pattern and was perfect plane knitting on a recent business trip.

Airy scarf

I used the recommended Kid Silk Haze yarn and knit on size 10 needles. The pattern recommends knitting 1.5 balls, but I always think it's better for scarves to be super long and so I knit 2 complete balls of the kid silk haze. The resulting scarf is 74 inches long.

I'd read that some folks didn't enjoy knitting with the fine yarn on larger needles. I really didn't mind at all... but I do think it helped that I was using lightweight needles - the old-fashioned plastic kind.

Not a lot else to say about this one except that I want one too :o)))
Ooh and it also gets entered into Andi's KAL.

On an entirely different note, last weekend we all went to visit an alpaca farm. It was SOOOOO much fun. There were some yearlings and some that were only a month or 2 old.

naomi feeding the alpaca

I thoroughly enjoyed being able to be up close with the alpaca and pet them. (I don't think the alpaca were anywhere near as excited as I was :o)))

the alpaca isn't so sure

And Naomi enjoyed feeding them. Such a fun little outing.

Hope you are having a lovely weekend,
Sam xxx

6 comments:

Katiebee said...

the scarf is beautiful! aren't alpacas a hoot~ i love all their different expressions & hair do's~
hope you're having a lovely weekend~

happy weekending~

katie

Nicky said...

You both look like you had a wonderful time!!! And that's a beautiful scarf! Now you're making want to purchase some mohair to try this pattern out. :P

Tanya said...

very pretty!

Andee said...

Your scarf is beautiful! Don't you just love alpacas! I love that my parents have a whole herd of them and I too think I get more excited about seeing them then they get about seeing me everyday.

Lori ann said...

beautiful scarf! and such a pretty color too

StarSpry said...

Beautiful scarf, and great color, too! How fun to go to the alpaca farm :)