a scarf for my “Mama” for Mothers Day.
I had this wonderful Churchmouse Linen stitch pattern for so long on my wish list but after reading all the reviews I was rather intimidated by it. So when I noticed a class being held in my local yarn shop, right after our trip to Ottawa I just booked it. I am usually rather cheap with things like that.. I like to figure out those things myself and rather spent the $$ on the yarn. Don’t get me wrong.. it was fun.. we were there from 10 til like 2 pm..and it cost only $25.00 bucks. Turns out if I had spent like 10 minutes on youtube I could have easily done without a class. It is super easy however.. the tricky part is the endless and mindless knitting that’s involved.
The pattern called to cast on 450 stitches – which is the entire length of the scarf. I had the sample scarf in the store on and I decided to make it longer to get more options how to wear it. Therefore I cast on 500 stitches. You snip the yarn every row off, that’s how you will get the fringe on each end (each fringe is 8 inches long) 1 entire row uses about 8.5 meter of yarn. I don’t think it shows that well on the photo.. but the yarn is fingering yarn, which is really thin, so in order to get like 1 inch you easily have to knit 10 rows – I would say 1 row takes about 30 minutes to knit, alone to bind off was about 1 hour.
However.. I enjoyed seeing how the colors of the different colored yarns evolved, sooo pretty. This Claudia handpainted yarn is so soft and light to wear around the neck. I have a new scarf on my needle already with pretty Spring colored yarns (Pink Posy, Teal, Sunrise and Jonquil).
I used for this scarf Claudia’s Fingering hand painted 100% Merino yarn – with this name I had to use the yarn, right ???? (retail 14.50 per skein + 6% tax) yes.. not only good card making supplies have their price and the colors were: Lime, Wisteria, Eat your Veggies, Purple Earth