Shifting Sands is finished! Woo! (Beware – picture heavy post ahead) I actually got to wear it during our snow storm this weekend. I tried to move my copious quantities of hair out of the way for the photo.
- Pattern: Grumperina’s Shifting Sands Scarf
- Edging Pattern: “Fancy Leaf Edging” from Knitting on the Edge, by Nicky Epstein.
- Tutorial: Cabling Without A Cable Needle by Wendy Johnson. She also has a video on her blog
- Materials: Due to difficulty wearing wool next to my skin, I used Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in New Age Teal, 3 skeins. It has 80% cotton and 20% wool. I purchased mine by phone from Gaspereau Valley Fibres, in Nova Scotia.
- Needles: 4mm
I picked up stitches along the edging, to begin the scarf. However, the edging had to be grafted onto the finishing end. I used the Kitchener Stitch for that. The above is a close up of the graft.
I tried very hard to take the usual photo in the window shot. However, I was taking the photo myself, with a tripod….and my usual trial and error. Lots of error. Out of the hundred or so that I took, these were the best of the lot. At least you can’t see directly up my nose.
While I’m at it, here’s the scarf worn with the Two-Tone hat, which I completed a couple of weeks ago. The hat’s not fancy, but it does the job. It covers my head, and the aforementioned hair, without giving me a headache. It’s perfect for driveway shovelling duties!