Monday, February 21, 2011

Irish Hiking Scarf - Finished!

I hate to even admit this, but this scarf has been on the needles for 10 months. Yikes! That is way too long. I'm glad to have this finished, and just in time for the weather to start warming up (it is 76 today in case you were wondering). In my defense, the reason this took me so long is that this scarf is a monster. Finished length is 6" wide by 98" long. Yes - 98 inches long! I just kept knitting and knitting until I ran out of yarn, then after blocking, it grew significantly. I love it though!
The pattern is called "Irish Hiking Scarf" and is a perfect project for learning cables. By the time this scarf was finished... I was able to make a cable without a cable needle! If you are wanting to try cables, this is definitely the perfect beginner pattern. You can find it for free here.
I'm not sure how much I like this yarn yet. It was okay to work with (it didn't split at all), but the end result is a little scratchy.  Not ideal for something wrapped around your skin.  But I think it will get softer with use.  I do love the color though.  Beautiful color changes throughout but no pooling.  

Raverly Link
Pattern - Irish Hiking Scarf from Hello Yarn
Needles -  Clover Bamboo US size 7 straights
Yarn - 2 skeins Universal Yarn: Deluxe Worsted Tones in Wine Dance
Total Yardage - 440 yards
 Finished Length - 6" X 98"
Date Started - February 23, 2010
Date Finished - December 31, 2010


Crafty Christina said...

Your scarf turned out so pretty! Love the color on you too. No worries, I have things on hold for years, haha!

annemarie said...

Lovely scarf and lovely color.

Kristin Klein said...

Talented girl! The colors are lovely in this one!