This time of year is all about layering - adding an extra something to keep you warm when it is a little chilly. This is especially important now that the clocks are going back, and your journeys home suddenly seem darker and colder than they were before.
So here's a great idea to brighten those gloomy waits at the train station while the November winds swirl around - a scarf with a hood attached! Pull the hood over your ears when you are out in the cold, then drop it neatly back onto your shoulders when you get to somewhere marginally warmer.
This is Anna's Vera Hooded Scarf - a quick and easy pattern that will have you wrapped up in no time at all.
The scarf was inspired by a most fortunate swap shop find some years ago and has been keeping both Anna and myself warm ever since.
The pattern is worked in a lightweight yet chunky yarn which really highlights the texture of the stitch. There are some wonderful bulky yarns around right now and each year sees new ones being featured in the shops, so it would be easy to find something in your local yarn store to get knitting straight away.
The great thing about this scarf is the way it sits so comfortably around the neck. That's partly down to the reversible stitch that Anna has used for the design, Irish Moss Stitch, which is one of the stitches in our new E-Book, Reversible Knitting Stitches.
This is an old and well-loved stitch pattern but it works especially well for the Vera Hooded Scarf because it gives such a pleasing weight and texture. The scarf just nestles around the neck and keeps out every last puff of breeze.
If you would like to see more details about Anna's Vera Hooded Scarf knitting pattern, then please visit her website. And if you're needing a scarf right now and don't want to wait to knit it, then she has a couple of Vera knitted scarves for sale on her Etsy shop.
The new Reversible Knitting Stitches E-Book is available on the iBookstore, Amazon Kindle and from our website.
Happy Autumn Knitting!
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