Thursday, 29 March 2012

Bow-knot Scarves

Do you remember the i-spy game we played a few weeks ago, where you had to spot my knitting bag in the photo of our chalet at Center Parcs?  I couldn’t show/tell you what was inside it then, because it was a little secret. 

I was knitting my first ever thing that was NOT just a rectangle of some sort!  It was pretty exciting – and I really enjoyed the challenge.  Of course, there were a few lots and lots of swear words along the way, and a couple of a great many ripping-back sessions.  BUT, the finished project – a cute bow-knot scarf for my mom (for Mother’s Day) - worked out pretty well.  In fact, I liked it so much that I made myself one too!!!  Here they are - a brown one for Mom and a red one for me.....







I found the pattern on Ravelry.  It’s a free download from Katherine Burgess.  I’d really recommend the pattern – it was easy to follow (even for a real beginner like me), it didn’t get boring, and it only uses about 50g of yarn.  When I got to anything new, I just had a sneaky peek at some YouTube videos.  My favourite bit of the pattern (I apologise for my lack of technical vocab here) was making the little hole to shove the end through (to make the bow-knot bit).  I had to use one of those giant nappy-pin-type-things and felt like I was doing something really fancy!  ;-)

By the way, if you’re on Ravelry, let me know so we can ‘make friends’ on there.....

I hope you’re enjoying some sunshine wherever you are right now.  Look out for me in the Guiness Book of Records.  I think I have a claim to a ‘world’s first’ – I am slightly sunburnt.....  visiting ENGLAND..... in MARCH!!!  Feels funny writing about sunburn and scarves in the same post, but that's how quickly it seems to have gone from winter to summer.  

Hugs,

Carly

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12 comments:

  1. hello Carly :o)
    Clever you...i love your bow scarves...i bet your mum was thrilled too, keep up the good (knitting) work!
    enjoy the sunshine BUT BE CAREFUL!
    love jooles x

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  2. Hello sweet Carly! Your scarves are gorgeous! You did a beautiful job with them!!! Lovely photos too! I know you mom loved hers! So glad you are enjoying sunshine on your visit to England. I hope your sunburn gets better. Take care! Love, Paula xo

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  3. Oops! I meant to write "your" mom! :)

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  4. Your scarves are amazing and the pictures are great! You'll have to "friend" me on Ravelry :) http://www.ravelry.com/designers/a-crafty-house

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  5. REALLY good! I love them,they remind me of flower petals. I can't knit at all. I sooo admire you. xxx

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  6. Hi Carly. I was enjoying the sunshine today! Spent the day in the backyard with my hubby building a fence around the garden. It was a good day... I love the red scarf! Happy Friday. :)

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  7. These scarves are so cute, and I love the colors! What a great Mother's Day gift! I just found and friended you on Ravelry!! Have a great weekend!

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  8. These are very cute. I want some in every color:) have a great day...

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  9. Beautifully knitted, lovely colours, and it looks fab on you too! The perfect knit, and I'm really impressed at the quality of your knitting too, well done! Vanessa xxx

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  10. I love love LOVE the scarf!!... You did so well and I bet your Mum loves it too? I'm off to Ravelry right now to add the pattern to my library... I'd like to give it a try myself!! (Thanks for the link)

    Love the Spring photo's in your lastest post too... gorgeous! Thank you also for your kind comment on my post and for the birthday wishes :)

    Hope you have a fab Easter!!

    Louise xx

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  11. This is such a uniquely wonderful scarf! Great pattern find! And great work on making it. They turned out lovely. :-)

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  12. Oh my goodness! These are beautiful! I don't know how I missed them in my feed! Well done Carly!!

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Carly

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