Posts tagged winter
Well ok, it’s really not that cold here down under, but I’ve been watching the news lately and have seen images of the giant cold snap happening all of Europe and the US at the moment. For all you northerners out there, I thought I would post a scarf I put together for my man a few months ago during our winter. And even for you Aussie gals… it’s never too early to start knitting for next winter!
I found this pattern on the Lionbrand iPone app which I have blogged about a few posts down. It has tonnes of great free knitting patterns to try out. This particular scarf uses a classic cable knit. You will need 5mm knitting needles, 5.5mm knitting needles, a cable needle and 4 balls of wool.
With smaller needles, cast on 56 stitches.
Work in K2, p2 rib until piece measures about 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm) from beginning, decrease 1 stitch at end of last row. 55 stitches.
Change to larger needles.
Row 1 (RS): K1tbl, p1, k1tbl, *p2, k6, p2, k1tbl, p1, k1tbl, repeat from * 3 more times.
Rows 2, 4, and 6: P1tbl, k1, p1tbl, *k2, p6, k2, p1tbl, k1, p1tbl, repeat from * 3 more times.
Row 3: K1tbl, p1, k1tbl, *p2, 3/3 LC, p2, k1tbl, p1, k1tbl, repeat from * 3 more times.
Rows 5 and 7: Repeat Row 1.
Row 8: Repeat Row 2.
Repeat Rows 1-8 until piece measures about 69 inches or 175 cm from beginning, end with a Row 8 and increase 1 stitch at end of last row.
Change to smaller needles.
Work in K2, p2 rib for 2.5 inches or 6.4 cm. Bind off.
Weave in ends.
The winter is fast approaching – well atleast it is here. The mornings especially are particularily chilly so like many people, I’m knitting my hands sore trying to finish a cable knit scarf for my partner in time. But what we forget to remember sometimes is that there are people out there who are much more needy than us during these colder months.
Guardian Pharmacies have teamed up with the Salvation Army have a fabulous knitting program that we should all participate in. To help someone in need, start knitting some woollen clothing or blankets (sample patterns can be found here), then take the finished product to your local Guardian Pharmacy by 31st July. Go on, get knitting!