The rain is coming down hard and fast. I’m just glad this isn’t snow right now. Either way it still would have been a good morning to stay in snuggled in bed with the cats, my knitting, and the clicker in hand. But I didn’t.
So instead of showing your grey day photos, how about this beautiful bright red alpaca silk scarf. It’s all finished except for the blocking. I probably could get away without blocking, but I think blocking makes the end product look really finished. I still have plenty of time to get it to Jonathan, he isn’t scheduled to arrive before the very end of January. Maybe I will send it as an early Valentine. The color is certainly perfect.
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk Aran – 5 skeins used
Needles: US 8 (5.00 mm) Bamboo
Unblocked size 5 inches wide, 66 inches long – most likely it will be the same after blocking as this yarn seems to spring back to shape once it’s dry.
Pattern: Broken rib
Cast on 30 stitches
Row 1: K2, P1 repeat ending with a K1
Row 2: P1, K2 repeat ending with a P1
Repeat until you run out of yarn.
This is a quick and mindless scarf to knit, but I loved the way it came out. The pattern is perfect for this very soft, squishy, drapy yarn.