A piece a Week – The Striped Infinity Hood

With only a few days till we leave summer and travel to the other side of the world for winter I finally completed this scarf!

This work in progress scarf is made out of LB Collection baby alpaca yarn and an amazing color combination called Flamboyant Cuttlefish from Cephalon Yarns, I found it at Stitches West a couple of years ago. They worked really well together and the scarf is super light due to the fingering weight and the alpaca. And is the only scarf I will be taking with me on our winter vacation 🙂

The knitting pattern for this is super easy:

The Striped Infinity Hood

Knitting needles in a size 9 circular or straight

LB collection Baby Alpaca

Cephalon Yarns Skinny Bugga in Flamboyant Cuttlefish

Cast on 120 stitches on your needles.

Knit in garter stitch in random rows of stripes carrying up the strands on the same side of the knitting. Keep on knitted to desired length – mine is 46″ long.

Cast off and sew ends together to make the infinity scarf.

To Finish : Crochet loosely on the edge on the stranded yarn side to enclose them.

Summer vacation is finally in full swing we leave the country in a few days so here are a few pics from the last day of school with our kiddos amazing teachers and getting in trouble with the principal, hehehe!



NaBloPoMo – Day 19 – A knitting odyssey

I am in the process of beginning a project for a friend as a trade off for some lovely barkcloth fabric she gave me. I gave the option to choose yarn and she liked the Malabrigo – my favourite yarn to work with! It is absolutely beautiful and soft to the touch and so snuggly. The cast on has been an absolute test to my knitting knowledge – for some reason I have been having trouble with the long tail cast on. With so many videos of ‘how to’ I am still not getting the right length and either my tail is way too long or too short! Today I managed to get a perfect row of purl stitches down the needle but then the tail is too long and I don’t know if I am doing it right yet again… So it’s back to unravelling and starting from scratch. Well at least I will be mastering this technique by the time I am finished with it!

The great balls of yarn that I was unravelling while reading to missy at the playground today

Lots of yarn everywhere – mmmmMalabrigo