The Daily Purl

holiday scarf – check!


Pattern: Shifting Sands by Grumperina
Yarn: Rowan Silk Wool Dk (No. 304 Cord) – 3 balls for scarf measuring approx. 60″ (4th ball required to add fringe)
Needles: Lantern Moon 5 mm straights
Mods: Cast on 32 sts
Beautiful pattern full of cable-y goodness. Thank you Diana for suggesting Rowan Silk Wool when I asked for advise on yarn subs. I absolutely loved knitting with this yarn and really got into the rhythm of the pattern. I almost forgot I was knitting a scarf! I submerged it in water and pinned it out on the rug (surrounded by chairs so in the morning we wouldn’t step on it). The cables really wanted to pull in so I had to use lots of pins to keep it at my desired width of 5 inches. Despite the severe blocking, the yarn still retained the punch of the textured cables. Off to the post office to mail it to my dad (insured!) and I probably should grab this sock to knit while I wait in line.

14 thoughts on “holiday scarf – check!

  1. OMG, I just stood in line for 45 min at the Post Office! And everybody there was so angry. 😦
    Your scarf looks lovely and I’m sure your dad will appreciate it. I’ve knit with Silky Wool and the color is alive! It’s all that silk…

  2. i hate the post office. my suggestion is to go at 11AM. that seems to be the best time of day. or find one that had the electronic machine.
    love the scarf! especially the fringe. fringe is so appealing these days.

  3. Gorgeous scarf! Out of curiosity, how many balls of the silk wool did you use for your dad’s scarf?

  4. I am so glad the yarn worked out! The scarf looks wonderful, the cables are so crisp.

  5. Oh that is awesome! I love it, and I must knit one…putting it on the list for ME!

  6. Your scarf looks beautiful! That Silky Wool is some gorgeous stuff, and the color looks awesome with the red coat (does your dad happen to wear much red?).
    My post office has one of those self-serve machines and a nice big mail slot for boxes, for the impatient among us…

  7. Ooooh! So pretty!
    I’ve been printing all my postage and having the postman pick it up this year. You couldn’t pay me to go to the p.o.

  8. Now I know what to knit with the cashmere/silk yarn I have, thanks for the inspiration! It’s lovely!

  9. Lovely, lovely — or should I say handsome, handsome — scarf. Shifting Sands seems like a “must knit” pattern, one that we’ll all eventually get to!

  10. That came out stunning. The color and cables are amazing!

  11. The scarf is wonderful and makes a super lovely gift.

  12. Beautiful – and I love that you’ve added a fringe. Also, the silky wool is very durable for a scarf – good choice.

  13. Wow, it’s gorgeous! I’m so impressed, what a lovely scarf! 🙂

  14. When I saw the picture, I thought, hmm, that looks like the Shifting Sands scarf…
    Way to make it recognizeable!

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