Yarn magazine issue 42 has just come out with my article on Knitting Big. It was a very enjoyable and interesting one to write.
As part of the article, I arm knitted a scarf using 72ply wool from Nundle Mills.
I confess I never wore the scarf -it lay draped over the back of the sofa long after I’d photographed it and submitted the article. It was a long hot summer, but when the weather cooled I found it was quite a heavy object to wear around one’s neck. I caught my children playing “escape from a desert island”, using it to haul themselves to safety.
Without any regrets (for something that took me less than an hour to make), I decided to unravel it. The wool is very beautiful but it was expensive and I wanted to use it to make something that would get worn.
Thought a shawl would be useful for wearing over my shoulders at the computer. The knitted texture is wonderfully deep and cushion-y, and the whole thing is very stretchy.
Here’s the pattern, fresh from my notebook: