Sunday, July 27, 2008
A Scarf for Mr. SockPixie
Once the pinwheel sweater for Valentine was finished, I knit a very cute little sweater for my little neighbor, and as always forgot to photograph the project. Well that's ok, because really I wanted to talk about the yarn I used for it. I used Encore Worsted a mix of acrylic (I can hear some of you screaming) and wool.
I had never worked with this yarn, and I needed something very washable, with a fun color, at a good price. I decided to try it, and I loved it. It is really nice,does not split and comes in great array of colors.
Because I had some left over, I decided to knit a quick project with it: a scarf for Mr. SockPixie. The colorway is color 7172, and I used 1 3/4 skeins of yarn for a 72" long scarf. I cast on 40 stitches, and selected a K1 P1 rib, to get a nice, thick scarf.
My original intention was to knit this as a Christmas present, but being me, I could not wait to give it to him. I should try to control myself however, as I may be in real trouble when Christmas comes!