After the Baby blanket of my previous post, I worked on a couple other projects that I will talk about when they are completely finished (baby jackets awaiting buttons and cross-stitching awaiting ironing and framing).
Today, I felt more like talking about something that is completely finished.
I found the yarn on Ebay and that was the colours which really caught my eyes. I thought it would be perfect for a Christmas gift for a person very close to me. I checked with the person in question to see if she liked it (without telling it was for her, of course!) and went ahead and bought it.
I should have read the ‘label’ better though, because I was a bit disappointed when it arrives. It was nothing like I imagined. Don’t get me wrong, the colours were even better in reality, but the yarn itself… I was expecting something wool-like, but it was in fact a ribbon. The quality was not perfect either (with random cuts and knots), but I didn’t pay a lot for it, so I suppose that it was to be expected, wasn’t it?
I went ahead anyway and started my scarf.
I had seen 2 patterns of scarves that I really liked and decided to combine the 2 of them. One was for a skinny diamond scarf and the other one was for an endless loop scarf (I can’t remember where I saw it, sorry).
I didn’t like the pattern on the endless loop one and I wasn’t sure that a traditional looking scarf with fringe would suit the person this scarf is intended for. But I loved the diamonds pattern.
I casted on provisional stitches and knitted a little over 160cm of the diamonds pattern. When I got the desired length, I used kitchener stiches to bring it all together nicely.
I didn’t like the edges of the scarf so I decided to add a very simple crocheted border. I picked up the stitches on the edges of the scarf, crocheting 2 single crochet stitches in each border stitch (I always slip the first stitch of the row when I knit, so I figured out it would be a good thing to do 2 single crochet stitches). After 1 row of single crochet stitches, I did a row of half double crochet (my favourite crochet stitch!) and voilà!