Friday, January 13, 2012

something for me!

I actually finished something for me recently. Actually, this is the time of year when I get a little me-centric with my knitting - the gift stuff is mostly done, so start thinking about ME!

Me knitting is usually sweaters (and there is one in progress - I'm just working out some logistical details on it...) but I started this scarf with someone else in mind, but once it was done, I decided to keep it for myself. It;s the Hitchhiker scarf, and it's one of those rare things - a garter knit scarf with shaping and flair. I can't remember where I first saw it, but I really liked it - enough to buy the pattern. It's straight garter stitch, and once you get the pattern, it's so easy - you don't even need to refer to the pattern. I used two balls of Knit Picks Chroma Worsted, in the Mesa colourway, and while it's not my typical colours, it's really pretty!

And the shape of it means it wraps around the neck quite nicely.
I can see making more of these for the gift box...

10 comments:

KnitTech said...

I like how the stripes changed sizes as you went along. Very pretty.

Lucky Canuck said...

Very gorgeous. I like the genius of the pattern - when you wrap it, you add coverage but you don't add layers of bulk.

TracyKM said...

That's gorgeous! Reminds me of this one I saw on Ravelry and would love to make: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/weavrmom/tuch-shawl-lazykaty it's a machine knit version of a handknit pattern; there are many other gorgeous patterns by the same designer with a similar shape

Brendaknits said...

I Love it. And have some scarf yarn waiting for inspiration. Thanks for the link.

Kristyn said...

The scarf is lovely. I have added gthe pattern to my queue.

AlisonH said...

Cool!

Carol said...

Oooh! neat!

Acorn to Oak said...

What a cool scarf! And, it's for you! How exciting! Seems like you're always making things for other people and never you. Enjoy! I'm going to look for that pattern too. I like the shape and how it wraps.

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Oh wow! I like that! I have two balls of that color way too. Was wondering how tht knit up. Love it!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

ps- Do you put your projects on Ravelry?