When I find a knitting pattern that is easy, looks good and doesn’t take long, I seem to use it a few times! Which is what happened when I saw one of my Knit and Knatter friends making this Minnie scarf. I made one and so did some other women in the group. Minnie is definitely a hit – the perfect portable project!
My Cream Minnie is made with Sussex Wools 100% cotton. I bought six balls of this cotton at a charity stall. It’s made in South Africa and I can’t find any reference to it on the internet at all so I’m thinking these balls were stashed away in someone’s cupboard for quite a while before being donated to this charity stall. I’m so glad I bought them.
The cotton feels lovely against my neck and I love the fact it’s a completely natural fibre.
I love the edging. It looks just like popcorn doesn’t it?
# 2 is my Blue Minski Minnie and is made from Mirasol Yarns Minski which is a 10ply / worsted 100% baby llama yarn. It is simply stunning!
A beautiful blue colour just like the ocean…
So, so incredibly soft and warm…
# 3 is my Black Signorina Minnie and is made from Moda Vera Signorina which is a an 8ply / DK 57% acrylic / 40% wool / 3% other yarn.
There’s a limit to how many photos you can take of an item that is just black!
# 4 is my Grey Dalmatian Minnie made with Moda Vera Dalmatian which is a 12 ply / bulky 82% acrylic / 12% nylon yarn.
Synthetic fibres certainly have come a long way over the years. This yarn is incredibly soft and lends itself well to be a scarf.
I love the subtle pale blue in the yarn…
# 5 is my Green Splice Minnie made with Yatsal Craft Crochet Knitting Cotton which is a 4ply / fingering 100% plied cotton. I picked up two balls of this cotton at a second hand shop as I fell in love with the variegated effect of the colouring.
I love the stripe effect towards the ends and the pooling in the middle of the scarf.
A perfect little scarf for spring and autumn.
Have I convinced you that Minnie is a great scarf to knit??
I’m off to the inaugural meeting of the Queensland Bayside Yarn Club this afternoon for four hours!! It’ll be fun to meet some more crafty women and hopefully complete a project or two.
Until next time…