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Something Jolly

I’m having an awesome time in Peru! Really excited to check out the textiles at the Cuzco markets, and in the meantime I’ve got this to show you:

I really needed something colorful to knit on after my grandfather died. Starting a scarf out of Donegal tweed at the end of May didn’t make much sense, but just looking at it cheered me up. And now that I’m moving to Vermont I’m glad to have it, because everyone keeps telling me how cold it gets up there in the winter.

I used leftovers from other projects, so it matches my Gretel beret. Kilcarra Tweed is so awesome–it may be a bit scratchy, but the colors are delicious and the yarn softens with washing anyway.

Pattern: V-Striped Scarf by Lise-Lotte Lystrup, from Vintage Knitwear for Modern Knitters.
Yarn: Kilcarra Aran Tweed in pea green (1), teal (1.25 balls), and purple (1.5 balls), and Donegal Studio Tweed (same as Kilcarra) in fuschia (1).
Needles: #7s.
Raveled: here.

And here are basic pompom instructions.

2 Comments to Something Jolly

  1. Maggie, dammit's Gravatar Maggie, dammit
    August 15, 2010 at 3:59 am | Permalink

    NICE!

  2. Kate's Gravatar Kate
    September 1, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

    Such a fun scarf!

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Hi! I'm Camille. I only write stories that could never ever happen in real life, though I do believe in real-life magic. If we were in the same room I'd fix you a cup of tea, but for now we'll have to settle for a virtual connection. I'm really glad you're here.