Things are getting exciting as we look at the details for the exhibition. We have a couple of new knitters who will be starting soon - the more the merrier! Sharleen's group are enthusiastic and may even arrive en masse to one of our classes to share what they are doing. I've been going around the Arts Centre and working out how to hang things and where it will all go. We will have 3 days to play around and get it right, so hopefully that will be enough!
I have ordered a book (for a change!) '75 birds, butterflies and little beasts to knit and crochet' - it should arrive very soon. When it does we will be working on those, in all sizes as we need small ones for the 'garden', medium sized versions for the sculpture garden area and very big ones for the wall near the big window where my monster spider web will go!
Barbara D brought parts of the scarecrow she is making for the sculpture garden - he's looking wonderful. Gillian's monster handbag looks like it will be another highlight.
Our session this week will be a bit of light relief as we tie new pieces to the trees outside the Centre, as well as continuing with our ongoing pieces. For those who want to do some more of the other things we have learned, I will bring my tunisian hooks and the patterns for you to try. And of course more wool!
Irish Hiking Scarf pattern
approx. 350 yards of worsted weight yarn
size 8 US needles and a cable needle or one double pointed needle
(Feel free to use chubbier yarn and/or larger needles to make a giant scarf. It will look just as lovely!)
Finished size, approx. 5 ½” x 55”
Cast on 42 stitches.
Row 1. (WS) K2, P2, K2, P6, K2, P2, K2, P6, K2, P2, K2, P6, K2, P2, K2
Row 2. (RS) K4, P2, K6, P2, K2, P2, K6, P2, K2, P2, K6, P2, K4
Row 3. (WS) repeat row 1
Row 4. (RS) repeat row 2
Row 5. (WS) repeat row 1.
Row 6. (RS) repeat row 2.
Row 7. (WS) repeat row 1.
Row 8. (RS) K4, P2, C6F, P2, K2, P2, C6F, P2, K2, P2, C6F, P2, K4
Repeat these rows to desired length, ending on row 7. Bind off.
C6F = Slip 3 sts. onto a cable needle and hold to front of work. K3, then K the 3 sts. off cable needle.
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