Thursday, 18 April 2013

Welcome Aboard

 
 

I love the nautical look ~ it makes me think about holidays. There is nothing I like more than being in the sunshine at the seaside somewhere: feeling soft warm sand between my toes...... listening to the sound of the waves, children playing & the seagulls calling ..... smelling the sea ..... watching boats 'dancing' and the sunshine glittering on the water......... 

Oh well we can all dream!  It seems to have been a long winter and, although officially spring is here, summer still feels a long way off.

But I notice that there are loads of linen trousers and blue & white striped tops in the shops at the moment. A promise of warmer days to come. I couldn't resist and bought a couple of t-shirts and cardigan jackets in navy & white.
But I love bold colours so I decided to use a couple of balls of red cotton yarn, that has been in my stash for some time, to make myself a scarf to wear with them.

Most of my knitting & crochet is for charity. I make hats, scarves, baby clothes & blankets. They are made with love - and given away with love - in the hope that by my small actions the world will be a tiny bit happier for someone somewhere.
It is years since I made something for myself.

 


And what's more ~ I love it.
 
 
The stitch is lacy ~ but quick to learn and easy to do ~ as every row is the same!
 


Can't wait to wear it
 

 
even if it won't be on a yacht !
 
'welcome aboard' one row red scarf

 

 
I based my pretty scarf on this one -
 

One Row Lace Scarf
By Turvid
Needles: 6 mm (US 10).

Use bigger needles than the yarn usually calls for.

Gauge (not important): 8 sts = 5 cm (2 inches) in pattern.

Skill level: Easy(/Intermediate)

Note: This will make an (unblocked) width of about 13 cm (about 5 inches). To increase the width: add 4 or more stitches, dividable with 4. The scarf is very stretchy, but you could use a bigger/smaller needle size, thicker/thinner yarn or adjust the stitch count to get a different size.

K= knit
K2tog= knit 2 stitches together
YO= Yarn over
Sts= stitches

Pattern:

Cast on 24 sts (or any number of stiches dividable with 4
).
I did 28sts on 4.5 mm needles for my scarf

Knit 2 rows

Knit pattern row:     K4, (YO, K2tog, K2) repeat between ( ) 5 6 times.

Repeat the pattern row until your scarf is at the desired length.

Knit 1 row.

Cast off loosely.

Finishing:

Weave in ends. Block if you want to.




Happy Days !
 
 
 

8 comments :

  1. Spending day at the beach is my favorite past time too. Luckily, I live only about an hour away from the shore and can go there anytime.
    I love your scarf. The color is bright and bold, looks great with the striped tee.

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  2. Lovely scarf! The pattern is very pretty and the colour really goes perfectly with the navy and white colour theme :)

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  3. Lovely scarf Marianna, it does feel strange making something for yourself doesn't it but hey I think we deserve it. Thank you for the pattern I will have to give it a try, it would be lovely in a cotton yarn but that means I would have to buy some mmm now look what you have done haha

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  4. Love the nautical look too! And you scarf is so lovely. I am making a nautical shawl, and I cant wait to finish and wear it

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  5. I love that. It looks as pretty as crochet, but much easier...for me anyway.

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  6. Love it too - thanks for sharing the pattern with us all - I have lots of thoughts on who to make this for - and like Una says it looks like crochet (something I just cant do) xx

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  7. very pretty pattern, I'm making one of this in self striping yarn .Hope to finish it soon :)

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