the slow season change

When the tomatoes have finally hit the market in full force and the eggplant is trickling in – that’s how I know summer is starting (slowly, slowly) to come to a close. Personally though I love the summer produce, the heat and humidity just do me in. And obviously as a knitter, I LOVE being able to wear sweaters again.

I’ve actually been knitting a sweater that isn’t one of my own designs – Hanne Falkenberg’s Diva jacket, in dark olive and cyclamen. It’s all fingering weight garter stitch, in a sticky, wooly yarn, and I can’t wait to get it worked up. It starts at the center back, and you increase in stripes similar to a triangle shawl for the lower part of the body. It’s not too interesting, but not boring either. And perfect take-along knitting!

for once, one that is isn't mine

Still sneaking in a bit more summer knitting, though – my second version of this little shrug is off the needles and has even been worn once already! I’m trying to finish up the pattern for one more quick summer piece to help transition into fall.

shrug, take 2

Ashworth Scarf

There’ve been a few cooler days in the last week or so, just that hint of autumn around the corner…I love it. Fall is my favourite season. Luckily the day I shot these photos was a cool day – I was wearing a black wool sweater and a cashmere scarf! I can’t wait until I can actually wear this scarf out for warmth. And hoo boy, you’d better bet I’ll be wearing this scarf a LOT. I hope this gets you excited for fall too!


Ashworth Scarf

ASHWORTH SCARF

The only word for this scarf is luscious! Soft, silky, luxurious laceweight cashmere gives an ethereal halo to this light and cozy fabric. If cashmere isn’t in your budget, find the softest merino or alpaca laceweight you can!

Chic oversized cables alternate sides to produce a reversible fabric and provide maximum punch for minimal effort! The fabric scrunches and drapes in fantastic ways. It’s the scarf you’ll keep reaching for over and over.

Technical Editing by Jaya Purswani

SIZE
One – approximately 60” x 12” / 152cm x 30cm, blocked. Size is adjustable.

Ashworth Scarf

MATERIALS
Laceweight yarn, approximately 1200 yards / 1097m
Each additional 400 yards / 365m will add approximately 20” / 51cm to the length of the scarf.

Shown in Jade Sapphire Mongolian Cashmere 2-ply. Colour: Silver Pearl (100% cashmere/400 yds per 55g skein), 3 skeins.

US 2 / 2.75mm circular or straight needles cable needle of similar diameter (or a double pointed needle)
2 stitch markers

GAUGE
28 sts and 40 rows = 4″ square in stockinette stitch

Ashworth Scarf

MORE INFO
Skills needed: cast on, knit, purl, cable with a cable needle.

Pattern is a 2-page PDF which contains full colour photographs and a tutorial on the Outline Stitch Bind Off – it’s a great sewn bind off that’ll ensure your cast off edge perfectly matches the cast on! Great for scarves.

Available through Ravelry, payment through Paypal (no registration required). The Ashworth Rav page is here!

$5.00 CAD

Ashworth Scarf

back at the hook

Thanks so much for all the birthday wishes! I had a pretty good birthday, with lots of presents to myself.

New workstation! Still working on getting it set up – restoring from Time Machine is being a bit finicky. Might have to do a computer-to-computer transfer instead.

plastic still on

A free-to-me piano! Needs work, but it really belongs to one of the guys that lives upstairs from me. Just somewhere to keep it until he has somewhere else to put it – in the meanwhile, once the innards come back from the piano repairman, I’ll be playing it all. the. time.

after!

And this week, I’ve been crocheting. I’d kind of forgotten that crochet really is awesome.

hexagon, side 1

the beginnings of obsession