Tuesday, October 20, 2009

My squooshy hooded scarf

I'm working on the Pfeifer Falls Hooded Scarf from a past issue of Interweave Knits. Ever since I first saw it in the magazine, I've know I just had to make it. I bought a bag of Royal Llama Silk at an estate sale over the summer and it turned out to be just the right guage and just the right yardage.At first I thought that it was going to be slow going because I rarely work from charts, but the cable repeat was really easy to memorize.
The giant cable draws the already really soft yarn together just enough to make it super squishy feeling.
I love how the pocket doesn't have to be sewn on because you cast on twice as much as you need to start and then separate the stitches onto two needles or a put one set on a stitch holder.
Haha, I didn't realize this one was upside down, oh well. When I took this picture I was just past the back of the first pocket. Now I am much farther up the scarf itself. :-) I can't wait to have this done so I can wear it. I don't know how practical a hooded scarf with pockets is, but it sure does seem like a lot of fun.

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