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Christmas Knitting Continues

I wasn't sure if I would be able to get this one done in time to be stuffed into my son's stocking.  As it turns out, I finished with a few days to spare.  So now there will be time for a hand-knit softie or two for my girls' stockings.

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The beauty of teen-aged sons, or at least my teen-aged son, is that it is quite alright to work on his gifts when he's in the room.  He doesn't take the time to really see what I'm working on.   After all of the text messages, dreaming of his next meal, playing whatever random musical instrument is within his reach, and figuring out what language he wants to learn next, there isn't room in that brain of his to worry about what mom is doing.  As a result there were plenty of opportunities to work on the scarf.

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I found the Skinny Scarf pattern, which is from an episode of Knitty Gritty, on Ravelry.  I love the texture created by the combination of the linen stitch and the colors.  The yarn is Moda Dea Washable Wool.  This is the first time I've used this yarn and I am very impressed.  It is easily found at your local large craft store.  You get 100 grams for just under $8 and it has a really soft hand.  It is a little splitty, but for the price/yardage, I can live with that.  The other nice thing is that despite the fact that I dragged this project everywhere with me for 4 or 5 days, the yarn looks as good as new.

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I modified the pattern by making it much shorter and a bit wider than the original.  I cast 210 stitches onto a size 9 (5.5 mm) needle and worked close to double the number of rows.   

I plan to make another.  Next time using a tweedy yarn.

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wow very nice. I love the color combo! I have been eyeing that yarn for a while at the store. Glad to here it works well.

have a great holiday

love the colors combo and the stitch is really nice.

I like this yarn too but would not recommend it for a hat (I made 2 hats with it and they don't stay on the head !!! I think the yarn is too smooth, "slippery"...).

The scarf if gorgeous! Nice job on a teenager knit - sometimes that is a tall order. Thanks for the yarn suggestion - always good to have a modestly priced superwash in the stash! Happy Holidays!

I love the scarf! You are very speedy. You just posted the Koigu scarf, and I want to make it too! My yarn isn't even here, yet, and now, I want to make another one! Oh, by the way, my husband is the same as your son; they are clueless when it comes to paying attention to what we're working on!

You are SO right! My 14 year old has no idea that I knit a hat for him right under his nose!

Love the scarf!

What great colors! I'm glad for the review of the wool as well - I really like several of Moda Dea's yarns.

Oh it's so cool!!

ohhhh I love love loooooove this scarf, fabulous colour choices!!

Really, really gorgeous!

Oh such gorgeous colors!! Great scarf!

Beautiful! Merry Christmas to you!

A very nice color combination ! Not only boys are like this you know, my youngest daughter is very much the same these days. I made here a Thorpe hat for Christmas but she never noticed I worked on it :-)
Thank you for your inspiring posts, you come up with something pleasant for the eye every time I visit your blog.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas !

i LOVE this. the colors are fabulous.
and your description of your son is halairious. i guess i am just a couple of years away from that! :)

It turned out really great. Nice photos, too.

very nice - a good stashbuster too! Happy Holidays!!!!

I really love the colors you chose. I need to revisit that pattern - the stitches look so great. I hope it was well-received!

I was going to go on and on about that amazing color combo - but everyone beat me to it. Instead I'll go with: That scarf is awesome!

Cheers!

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