21 Oct 2016

Time to wrap up

It's getting decidedly chilly in the evenings! Definitely sweater and scarf weather, and perhaps it will soon be time to bring in the firewood for a cozy log fire. Yes, the evenings are drawing in and Autumn is upon us.

So, I am starting a series of blogposts with some great ideas for this year's Autumn and Winter knits, starting with one of Anna's wonderfully colourful designs, her Autumn Scarf. I love Anna's sense of colour — she brings such a fun element to all of her knitting patterns and the Autumn Scarf is no exception.

The scarf is worked in Berroco Vintage Chunky yarn, a wool / acrylic mix which is soft, warm and knits up quickly. 

The design is simple yet bold. With its diagonal colourblock pattern and irregular spacing, the effect created is eye-catching and can look very different depending on how the scarf is worn. The scarf measures 150cm / 60 ins long so is a great length for either draping round the neck or wrapping once or twice around for extra warmth. 

See my earlier blogpost, How long shall I make this scarf? for more info on scarf length.

The Autumn Scarf features one of the first patterns that every beginner knitter learns to use, Garter Stitch. The sample photo above is taken from our book Reversible Knitting Stitches and shows the beautiful regularity of the stitch. Garter Stitch is truly reversible and works well on its own or as a border.

It is a beautifully flat stitch so is a great choice for a scarf such as the Autumn Scarf. It does need to be worked at a consistent tension to look really neat but is easy to work and gives a lovely warm finish.

If you would like to see more details about Anna's Autumn Scarf knitting pattern, then please visit her website: www.kikuknits.com

And to read about our new Reversible Knitting Stitches book, please click here. The book is available as an E-Book, a Print book or a Print and E-Book package.

Next time I will be looking at another scarf, but this time one with a cozy hood attached!

Until then, Happy Autumn Knitting!


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My website: www.wyndlestrawdesigns.com
Anna's website: www.kikuknits.com

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