Would you believe I’d never knitted anything for Eric? That’s not entirely true, I suppose. I did once make him a scarf out of a wool/mohair blend yarn that was so prickly and itchy he couldn’t even wear it over turtlenecks.
He’s been after me to make him a scarf, so I went about looking for a pattern that would be more interesting than just plain knitting, but not feminine like lace. I came across this pattern for a herringbone-like stitch scarf and thought it would be perfect.
Here’s a closeup of the stitch pattern:
Yarn: Cascade 220, 1.75 skeins
Needles: Size 8
Pattern: Night on the Town Scarf
And here it is on the intended wearer:
Okay, okay, I’m not really married to a stuffed bunny with a human head. It’s just that getting a picture of Eric actually wearing the scarf won’t happen for a few days and I wanted to get this post done today. Maybe…this photoshop disaster is a bit better:
Doesn’t it look nice on him? Okay, that pic is awful, too.
The pattern is surprisingly easy and knits up fast, too. The edges do curl in a bit despite the seed stitch edging, but the only way to combat that would be to knit a back side of the scarf and attach it, which I’m not going to do.
Next project underway: A pink and purple scarf with sparkles, for the boy, at his request.