My Stunning Serengeti Scarf

This is the second time I’ve made this Cable Bias Scarf as I love the pattern so much. In fact, I am quite enamoured with a number of stitchnerd’s (Susan Ashcroft) patterns. What I like about them is the fact there is a lot of garter stitch which makes it easy to knit and talk at the same time, and yet there is enough of a design in the pattern so the finished product looks quite impressive.

BTW if you go to the Cable Bias Scarf pattern page on Ravelry and scroll down on the left hand side you’ll spot the blue scarf I made using this pattern. It has MelsNattyKnits underneath the picture.

I have since purchased three more of stitchnerd’s patterns and have just started the Leafy Bias scarf which I hope to show you very soon. It’s looking a real treat!

Here’s the Serengeti Scarf…

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The yarn I used is Shorn Fibers’ merino superwash DK and this is quite possibly one of my favourite colourways and it’s called Serengeti. I have received so many positive comments about the colourway from friends of mine, so Angela this post is for you. I simply love the colours in this yarn…..this has to be your best creation to date!

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If I remember correctly each skein weighed 115g and I used two skeins for the scarf.

Some close up photos of all those beautiful colours…

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I can’t wait until next winter when I can start wearing all my scarves!!

Tomorrow I’m off to a craft fair with the hope of buying some lovely crafty bits and pieces for myself and maybe even some early Christmas shopping! This will be followed by my fortnightly Knit and Knatter with the lovely ladies from the Redlands Spinners and Weavers group. I love these sessions soooo much as we have fun talking, spinning, knitting, crocheting, drinking coffee and eating sinful cakes!

Until next time…

Melanie

Starry Night Scarf

I love this yarn and I love this pattern! This is my Starry Night Scarf made using Stitchnerd’s pattern called Cable Bias Scarf. It is so easy as it’s quite repetitive.

Starry Night Scarf 01

Most of the pattern is just straight garter stitch which makes it a perfect portable project if you’re visiting friends or in my case, attending my Knit and Knatter group twice a month. I can easily talk while knitting the scarf as I have memorised the pattern.

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The cable is quite easy too and once you’ve completed a few repeats of the pattern, you’ll soon have it embedded in your mind!

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Although this photo does not show the lovely colours of the scarf, it gives you an idea of the shape which is asymmetrical. Stitchnerd provides lots of easy to read instructions so don’t be put off by the four pages of the pattern. She goes to a lot of trouble to explain everything, step-by-step.

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Here’s a few close up photos of the beautiful colours in the yarn.

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I love the look of the cable border.

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The yarn I used was the third offering in Zen Yarn Garden’s new ART WALK Series that featured a painting by Vincent van Gogh entitled “Starry Night” which inspired this colourway. I used two skeins for this scarf.

Serenity Worsted is a 10ply 75% merino / 15% cashmere / 10% nylon yarn and it is incredibly beautiful to work with. It is so soft and squishy and does not split. I’m really enjoying using worsted weight yarns as a change from fingering.

Yarn Glorious Yarn in Brisbane is the Australian supplier of the ART WALK Series so if you’re interested in purchasing any of the new series (once they sell out they are never repeated) just contact Sue. There are still skeins of Series 5 available.

I’ve purchased two skeins from each series. If you want to see them, simply type ART WALK in the search button at the top right hand corner of my blog and hit enter.

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One more look.

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I have already started my second scarf using this pattern and it’s looking spectacular. Yesterday, I also visited Stitchnerd’s Ravelry page and bought three more scarf patterns…..the Zen Bias Knits. Can’t wait to start knitting them. I have some yarn picked out for the first one….Leafy Bias. It’s the Sullivans Aztec alpaca / acrylic / polyamide yarn I featured in yesterday’s blog.

BTW, Stitchnerd also designed the pattern for the two Samothrace Wings Scarfs I recently blogged about.

Gotta fly….can’t spend all day sitting here talking to you 🙂 Hope you’re having a fantastic weekend.

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Until next time…

Melanie