Finished Object Friday: Linen Scarf and Pretti-Cozy

curls~I really enjoyed knitting this new-to-me stitch, the Linen Stitch, even though it took fifteen minutes to knit one row of the scarf. The yarn was from “Three Irish Girls.” I love the look it gives to the scarf. The pattern is from Churchmouse Yarn and Tea. It is an easy stitch to learn and to knit. Look at the beautiful drape.  I am going to love wearing my new scarf.  The linen stitch is quite simple: Row 1: k1, sl1wyif (slip 1 stitch knitwise with yarn in front) Row 2: p1, sli1wyib (slip 1 stitch purlwise with yarn in back) 😎

Curl's Linen Stitch Scarf

Curl’s Linen Stitch Scarf

q~I’m an iced tea drinker: rain, shine, or snow. Walking across the parking lot in 45 degree weather with iced tea in hand I admit, my hand was REALLY cold. Time to knit an iced tea cup cozy. While checking out Pinterest I saw the perfect cup cozy, Pretti-Cozy a free pattern on Ravelry designed by Mimie Wong. It’s a very quick knit and uses scrap yarn. Ok, Curls was visiting Wednesday, so I gave it to her. That’s her Iced-Americana-Decaf-With-Cream cup which is modeling the cozy. Time to whip up another one.

Q's Pretti-Cozy

Q’s Pretti-Cozy

To see other wonderful finished object this Friday, check out Tami’s Amis FO Friday.

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WIP Wednesday: Linen Scarf

q~Ok, so I purchased a new pattern after swearing to use ones I already own.  I totally fell in love with the State Street Cowl by Quince and Co. Quite awhile ago I had ordered 10 skeins of  elann.com’s Peru Soft, which is a chunky yarn. This cowl used up two skeins. I love the way this is quickly knitting up, using US 13 and US 15 needles.  The pattern has four repeats, if you live in a warmer climate I think two repeats would be fine. If you want a cowl that’s large enough to cover your head I’d add one more pattern repeat.

Q's State Street Cowl

Q’s State Street Cowl

curlsQ and I learned how to do the linen stitch, see our January 16, 2013 What’s With Yesterday? And, lovely Linen Stitch. I have started making my linen stitch scarf. I am really excited at how the color is turning out, since the pattern, by Church Mouse, calls for 3 different colors of yarn and I’m just using one. The hand dyed yarn, I chose, is turning out great. Casting on 450 stitches was a challenge, and that many stitches/row takes about fifteen minutes to knit.

This was one of my goals for the New Year, learning a new stitch. See my post. Curls 

Curl's Linen Stitch Scarf

Curl’s Linen Stitch Scarf

Don’t forget to check out other WIP’s or maybe UFO’s at Ginny’s Yarn Along or Tami’s WIP Wednesday.