Tuesday, January 18, 2011

FO: Aran Scarf

I present to you the one and only gift that I knit this past Christmas. It was knit for my husband upon his request for a scarf.

Pattern: Cashmere Aran Scarf from Simple 1-2-3 Knitting
Yarn: Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in Soot
Needles: size US 7

I. Love. This. Scarf. I would steal it from my husband except for the fact that he is always wearing it. I first saw this blogged on Brooklyn Tweed and I fell in love with it so when my husband asked for a scarf for Christmas this had to be it. I am extremely proud of myself for managing to keep it a total secret until it was opened on Christmas morning - something that is very hard to do when you are knitting something for the person you live with. I only worked on it when he wasn't home and when I blocked it I slid it all the way under the middle of our bed - after clearing out all of the dust bunnies, of course. It was a total surprise.

I really enjoyed knitting with Shelter. It was unlike any yarn that I have knit with before. It was very sheepy - maybe like a handspun. It even smelled like a sheep. And I really like the flecks in it. It blocked out beautifully and it keeps its shape really well after wear. I definitely want to knit with it again. One thing that did bother me a little bit was that because it is a minimally processed wool, I had to keep pulling little bits of straw, hay, etc. out of it while I was knitting.

I am really happy that my husband loves this scarf. He wears it every day. It turned out perfectly.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

O must back in school... :)

That scarf is amazing - you did a magnificent job; wish I could have seen it... lovemom

Julie said...

that scarf is so amazing!! the cables, the colour, teh yarn... all looks dead on perfect. Looks fantastic on him.

Sue said...

It looks amazing and how fantastic that he wants to wear it all the time too!

Anna said...

What a fantastically gorgeous scarf. I think you should make yourself one as well :-)

Rainy Daisy said...

This is so beautiful! Oh wow. I think perhaps you need a matching one...

And you were much more successful in your knitting-for-your-hubs than I wan in the surprise arena. I kept waiting for time to knit when he wasn't there, and couldn't find any. Finally, I had to sneak away on Christmas day and knit...well, almost all of it. Fortunately, the SK has simple tastes...no cables involved.

Katie Busa said...

Could you share the pattern for this scarf?? I'd love to make it!