October 19 2012 – thisisknit
This is one of the most impressive dÃ©but projects we've ever seen. It's the Hoodwink hooded scarf, knitted by a new and rather talented knitter. It's made in Debbie Bliss Paloma, that delicious blend of baby alpaca and merino that makes the warmest and softest cold weather garments and accessories. It works up really fast, too - the cables keep you interested so the knitting goes fast, and they're so simple to work. Indeed, if you've never cabled at all, this would be a perfect introduction to the skill. And don't cables look lovely in this yarn... A couple of modifications were made to the pattern: an extra cable pattern repeat on the hood made for a drapier, more comfortable look, and working a bit of extra length on each end meant those lovely snuggly pockets could be added. This scarf is simply a hug given solid form. It's always exciting to see new knitters at work, choosing projects and winning new skills. We get to see this often, happily, because we've got regular beginner classes. So if learning a new skill this winter appeals, why not take a look at our class schedule to see what takes your fancy?