During the Thanksgiving holidays, while my daughter was working on her crocheted amigurumi doll, I was knitting a simple scarf for my father.
It’s a simple knit, since it’s just yards of garter stitch. Call me lazy, but I really didn’t want to fuss with something elaborate over the Thanksgiving holiday. Naturally I used my Knit Picks interchangeable circular needles. The 60″ cable that I recently ordered came in handy for this project since I made this scarf differently; I knitted this scarf longwise. If I remember, I did a cast on of 265. My usual scarf cast on is between 40 to 85. The width is about 10″ long. Which makes a nice long/wide scarf.
Although I’m 42, I’m still a daddy’s girl and make and gift him with numerous items throughout the year. I’ve told him many times that he isn’t allowed to go anywhere. He has to be here forever. He just looks at me like I’m nuts when I say that. This scarf is a little over 6′. It’s perfect for him to wrap a few times around his neck while he’s puttering around outside.
I also made this knitted garter stitch scarf, in the same color as his knitted balaclava. The only difference is that this scarf has a tiny trim in a vivid blue. I’ll post the picture once the scarf is complete. If I work on it today, it’ll be finished. Regarding the Balaclava, my father wears it daily. How awesome is that? He told me it’s the warmest hat he’s ever received.
I can’t say which one is more fiber worthy… my daughter or my father. They both appreciate anything I make for them.