A scarf for me

After knitting myself a beanie, I decided that I needed a coordinating scarf; however, I could not decide between the ‘Pavement’ scarf, designed by Jared Flood, or the ‘Hawthorne’ shawl, designed by Susanna.

I bought the ‘Pavement’ pattern and knitted a few inches, only to realise that it was not quite what I was looking for. Instead, I tried the scarf version of a pattern I have used twice: the Mason’s hat by Carol Feller. Perfect!

The scarf’s simple cable design is much less complicated than the bobbles and cables of the coordinating beanie, but the ribbing is similar enough to the hat’s brim to look like a match. I also like how perfectly reversible the scarf is.

Laurel hat and Mason's scarf knitted by Granny Maud's Girl

I am all prepared for next winter, or a holiday in New Zealand.

Mason's scarf knitted by Granny Maud's Girl

Both sides of the pattern look so good that there is no way of knowing which is the right side.

Mason's scarf knitted by Granny Maud's Girl

The scarf pattern includes instructions for a neat slip-stitch edge.

My finished scarf used almost three skeins of Rhichard Devrieze worsted weight (10 ply) superwash in a colour called ‘rose petals’ and is 175 centimetres long, which I think is a perfect length. My grandmother thinks it looks foolishly long until I wrap it around my neck to demonstrate, but I am not doing that today because it is summer and definitely not scarf weather.

Mason's scarf knitted by Granny Maud's Girl

The finished scarf is a perfect length.

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8 thoughts on “A scarf for me

  1. Beautiful colour, lovely chunky texture, elegant ribs and cables, and a scarf’s no use at all unless it’s long enough to wear in a variety of ways, including wound several times around a chilly neck.

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