Friday, May 18, 2012

The Scarf of Doom

Linen Stitch Scarf

Yarn: Mirasol Yarn Hacho in Paradise Sunset, Thunder Skies, and Winter Forest
Needles: US 6

Okay, so it wasn't that bad, but it was a long and tedious project. I do really like the results of linen stitch, however. In fact, this is a great way to use up scraps of yarn! I just recommend you use something heavier than fingering. Unless you like endless, mindless repetition. Actually, I grew to appreciate the mindlessness and endlessness of it after a while. Complaints aside, linen stitch is super cool on the right and the wrong sides!

I was iffy about one colorway in particular as I began. It has orange in it, which doesn't go very well with pink or the blues in the other colorways, but now that the scarf is done, it looks gorgeous! There's just a little punch of orange here and there that breaks up the shifts from pink to blue to brown. It's a fun scarf!

I knit it as a shop sample, so hopefully it will draw people to the pattern and the yarn. They both really are great, I'm just a complainer, especially when I can't finish a project in a snap! :) I didn't make it to 5" wide. It's probably more like 3.5-4" and even though I measured the first few fringe ends and measured all the rest based on those, the fringe isn't the called-for 8". It's probably about 5".

NOTE: if you knit this pattern, read the whole thing once or twice. I made some really stupid mistakes or got confused about things because I made assumptions and then found the solution had already been written into the pattern. I felt pretty dumb. Churchmouse Yarns patterns are really great.

Hopefully, by this point in the week I will have visited Churchmouse and drooled on all their yarn (especially the Brooklyn Tweed LOFT and SHELTER!) and tucked a few skeins into my hiking gear to pet as I look over the  ocean....Ahhh....Washington's great. :) I'm sure I'm also getting really tired of hiking and kind of wanting to come home. How much trouble do you think the buns have caused for Grandma?

We'll be back next week, but I probably won't post until Wednesday. For more FO Friday posts, go see Tami!


  1. You know, a long, wide scarf with sock yarn takes me about 7 hours on the loom... *enable enable* :)

    1. Oh maaaaan! Believe me, if I had space for a loom, there would be a loom. :)

  2. Very pretty! I think it was well worth the time. I actually rarely knit scarves anymore because I can't stand how long they take for such a small simple object. It will look great in the shop!

    1. Thank you! I have nothing against a semi-interesting worsted weight scarf, but fingering was too much.

  3. I love this stitch! I'd like to try it one day now. It looks amazing in those colours. lovely lovely job!


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