My so called scarf

My friend Inger bought this blue-green yarn in Taiwan back when she lived there. Now she is knitting a scarf with it, and it is turning out very pretty. This is how her scarf looks close up;

Inger's scarf
Isn’t the pattern cool?

This knitting technique is called My so called scarf on the internet and Inger taught it to me this Sunday at Knit Lab. I did a lot of mistakes while I was learning it (I guess I was distracted by other things and the people around me), but now I know it by heart and can knit without looking at the written instructions I wrote. It’s only two different rows, so it’s not that complicated and it’s great to knit without the pattern. When I started to cast on at KnitLab I used 5 mm needles but those made the scarf thick and clumsy, so once I came home I ripped it up and started anew, this time with needle size 9 mm! Love those thick ones!

My yarn Jazz and knitting needle 9 mm

I have a couple of skeins of this yarn, Jazz print (from Grignascoa, Italy), and I love the colours of it. It’s 100% merino new wool, yummy!

This is what I have after some more knitting at home;

My so called scarf - beginning

My so called Scarf - beginning

My so called Scarf - the pattern
Candy, right?

And knitting this pattern is the perfect challenge for me right now, not too difficult, but not as easy as the normal knit 2 purl 2 that I was planning on doing before I got to Knit Lab. The yarn is thick so the knitted piece gets very compact and thick. The structure reminds me of something that is crocheted, or a weaved material in some ways. You could also call this pattern herringbone pattern. I think you should try it out if you haven’t started this autumn’s scarf project yet! :-)

My so called scarf

These links might help

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23 Responses to My so called scarf

  1. heather says:

    it *is* a fun pattern, I am working on one now too – I love the texture. Good luck with your project, it looks great!

  2. Yummy colours! And I can see that Smilla is helping you with a knitting, great to have such a helpful cat! *^v^*

  3. gracia says:

    Those colours… so very wonerful. Happy knitting!

  4. Anna Maria says:

    Ciao, I from Milan, Italy. I read and love your blog, from many years, and the photo of Stockholm (i love it!).
    Sorry me for my english. Bye bye.
    Anna Maria

  5. amy says:

    Love the colors you’ve chosen. The yarn is delicious. I don’t knit or crochet so I like seeing what other people do! Then I can always tell my mom to try and knit ____ for me. :)

  6. Laura Bucci says:

    Hi Hanna, thanks for entering my giveaway. The scarf is looking great. The yarn is really beautiful. What a neat pattern!

  7. dana says:

    i love how the kitties always have to be next to the knitting. mine too! great looking scarf.

  8. Lisette says:

    Snyggt som vanligt!

  9. Lina says:

    Vilken mysig halsduk! J?ttesnyggt m?nster, det passar perfekt till det flammiga garnet. Ger mig stor lust att l?ra mig sticka ordentligt. N?r ska jag ta tag i det? Om 5 ?r? Eller direkt efter en kuggad tenta? :) (om en vecka m a o)

  10. maria says:

    Det ser verkligen coolt ut, fast jag skulle nog valt andra f?rger jag ;)

  11. shelbi says:

    oh lovely texture…your blog is beautiful and the photographs are just lovely. i am off to check out your book. it looks absolutely amazing!

  12. Filla says:

    Hej
    Snygg halsduk. F?rs?kte l?sa m?nstret….har du n?gon ?vers?ttnig f?r engelska sticktermer?
    Filla

  13. Veronica TM says:

    i love that scarf! the pattern is original and beautiful.
    congratulations on your book and interview, hanna!
    i am also in love with your cat.

  14. Sophia says:

    love your blog. thanks for the video links. i’m a knitting newbie and couldn’t figure the pattern out. the video helps so much.

  15. Sara says:

    This pattern is really good for multicoloured yarn! I downloaded this pattern last winter, but haven’t tried it yet. It looks great! And I also want a cat like yours to keep me company when I knit. :) She’s lovely!

  16. iHanna says:

    Thanks for your lovely comments everyone!

    Filla, if you need the knitting terms in Swedish you can translate them at sticklistan! Good luck!

  17. laura says:

    nice colour, and omg you are so neat!

  18. Those are lovely colors. I wish I could knit. I’ve “learned” three times, but never actually learned.

  19. Merruli says:

    This pattern looks fantastic and the yarn, too. Hmm, I think I’ll need to start one more knitting project.

  20. I love the pattern! I must give it a try.
    I’ve been meaning to head over to Knit Lab to check out the yarn selection but I’ve been busy. Knowing that there are such delicious yarns there, I must go asap!

  21. danielle says:

    waw, that pattern is lovely! I have never seen it!
    Want to do that!:)

  22. Peach says:

    I’m making this scarf now too. Except after I knit a few inches of the original pattern, I decided I didn’t like the purled side. So I frogged it and started knitting some variation I made of it.

    Instead of knitting one side and purling it, I alternate it each stitch, so it’s kinda of a ribbed stitch look.

  23. Hi Hanna,
    I’m SO glad I looked at your knitting posts! I started that same scarf but stopped after I made a mistake, because I couldn’t figure out how to fix it! Your scarves are beautiful… it really is a great stitch pattern, isn’t it? I love how it looks with varigated yarn… so much so, that I may need to go and start a new scarf right now! Take care!
    K.

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