Friday, 14 January 2011

FO Friday (sort of) - Heart Scarf

So, I finished something - the heart scarf! And just in time for my trip up to Edinburgh this weekend. And I promise you, I did finish it on Thursday night, so it could've been a legitimate Friday FO, but I forgot my camera cable - d'oh!!

[it's the fourth pattern in a knitty special for breast cancer awareness; all the patterns come in one .pdf, so you have to scroll down a bit.]

Yarn: Cygnet Seriously Chunky, four balls from baa ram ewe (my lovely LYS)

Needles: 9mm straights, plus a darning needle for the grafting

Generally, I love it. It's so chunky and snuggly. I can pull it over half my face while walking through the harsh Scottish winds. I love the colour, which is much less `striking' against my purple coat than the one I had been wearing. There are matching gloves in my head, and maybe a matching hat, but who knows if these will get done before the weather gets warm!! I haven't blocked it and am umm-ing and aah-ing about whether I should, because I like that it's dense, but equally you can't really see the pattern when I'm actually wearing it.

Oh, and I messed up the grafting. This is the first time I had done it, so I had the brilliant video on while I was doing it. This did mean that I failed to watch what I was doing, and in my tiredness and confusion failed to remember which way was knitwise and which was purlwise. Note to self: do not try to graft at 11pm at night. But this comes into the category of things that are `errors only I will ever notice'.

Well, and now you.


  1. Love the scarf! I vote you block it, then everyone can see the lovely hearts!

  2. Thankyou!! I was wondering about blocking it, but might it lose the cozy dense-ness? It would have to wait until the cold weather warms up a bit anyway... xx