Friday, June 17, 2016

Sarah's Scarf for her graduating Chief of Residents

Sarah and I both knitted the entire trip in Peru.  Sarah is trying to finish three scarfs to give to the three graduating Chief residents.  Sarah finished the first one.  She used my Gossamer Rhapsody Light shawl pattern and some Art Yarn Rhapsody yarn that I had on hand in my stash.  The scarf is a beautiful blue and I will add a photo at the end of this blog post.

The second scarf is made from yarn that Sarah bought in Williston: Juniper Farms Findley Dappled.
It is 50% merino and 50% silk.  It is lace yarn weight and meant to be knitted on small needles.  Sarah is using size 8 needles to make it go faster.  I like the way that it drapes with the larger needles. Sarah suggests that she might have used an even larger needle.  It is pretty when one looks at the project, but it is even prettier when Sarah models it.  And the yarn and cowl are REALLY soft!  I like it a lot.  

Sarah used a provisional cast on for this project.  I have mostly been knitting infinity scarves in the round.  But I am going to try this method for my next project as one can keep trying it on to get the right length instead of being stuck with the size that one chose at the beginning.  The edges roll because she used knit stitch totally....but the scarf looks very pretty just the way it is.  Sarah counted for me  that she cast on 90 stitches.   1 Skein of the yarn is plenty.  Here is the information from the Webbs yarn site about this yarn:

This information taken from:

Wednesday, June 1, 2016


Of course, I will have to buy some yarn in Peru!  I have already blogged information from Martha Hood at:

But here are some more ideas:

The yarn used is 50% Merino and 50% mohair.  The designer used almost 1000 yds.  It is knitted on size 7 (4.5 mm) needles

Triangular Scarf:

This pattern calls for US 13 needles (9mm).  It needs 270 yes of yarn.

The next pattern is for lace weight yarn held double.  The photo shows a yarn that is 70% Alpaca and 30% silk.  It is knit on size 8 needles and requires 440 yards of three colors of lace weight yarn:

The next pattern is a simple but effective shawl in Chunky Yarn.  It calls for 500 yards of yarn and is knit on US 11 needles (size 8mm)