Covert robin: what I made for Quilting Mumma

I was so excited to participate in this year’s Covert robin, a craft swap co-hosted by Imagine Gnats and a handful of other talented crafty bloggers. I must admit I was a little stumped as to what to make Ally from Quilting Mumma. I knew instantly, after looking at her blog, that I was not going to attempt anything quilted! She is way, way too talented for that.

Knowing that Ally has children, and probably has to do school pick up, I decided a scarf she could throw on as she runs out the door would be a good choice. Given that temperatures in Australia don’t get too cold, I wanted to find a pattern which was not too dense.

I found the 5th Avenue Infinity Scarf pattern and cast on with Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 12 ply in Stone.

IMG_2680It was a relatively smooth knit. I found the pattern repeat easy to remember, and it flew off the needles once I got on a roll. The Luxury 12 ply is lovely and soft, and should be quite comfortable to wear next to the skin.

IMG_2685 IMG_2682I made a few modifications to the pattern after reading others’ reviews. I only cast on 200 stitches as some of the reviews indicated the original 240 made for a very long scarf. I also added three rows of seed stitch at the beginning and end of the pattern to stop the edges rolling in.

IMG_2690The swap sending period was fraught with trouble for me. Of course, we were moving and Hugo stopped sleeping, but Hugo and I were also in a small car accident which left me rather sore and stressed. Talk about a comedy of errors! At least I got the scarf in the mail eventually.

IMG_2709 IMG_2711IMG_2718I hope it keeps Ally warm this winter!

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15 Responses to Covert robin: what I made for Quilting Mumma

  1. Beautiful, lucky Ally πŸ™‚

  2. knitmethis says:

    Beautiful!!

  3. HannahDavis says:

    I love it! Might have to make one myself…

  4. Emgy says:

    Wow! Thats a gorgeous scarf. I can say with absolutely certainty, she will love it and I am thoroughly jealous. =)

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  9. Very nice indeed! Your workmanship looks very good! πŸ™‚
    Christine

    ChrisW Designs

  10. Natasha says:

    that is absolutely gorgeous!

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