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A Newfoundland Photography and Knitting Blog by Betty Nolan

Monday, January 7, 2013

Is That a Scarf With Pockets, Ellen?!

Yes! That's exactly what it is - with a brim hat too! The scarf is handy for times when you are on the bus stop and your hands are cold, when you need somewhere to pop your keys for a minute or when you're in line at the airport and need an extra pocket while you straighten away your luggage. The brim hat fits the head snugly but not tight.

I knit this set back in late summer and we did the photo shoot the day before hurricane Lesley in September; the same day we shot the pics for Misunders'nood. I know the hat fits nicely because my model, Jennifer, braved the high wind for this photo shoot and didn't lose the hat!  

I submitted the pattern to the Knit Picks Independent Designers Program for acceptance and they accepted it. Yay! It was posted to their website in December. The pattern is for sale here.

I used Knit Picks Swish Bulky (100% Superwash Merino Wool) for this scarf and hat. I did knit another set in Patons Shetland Chunky Tweed and it also came out quite nice, however, the Swish Bulky duo was a nicer finished product. It was softer and had more of a coziness about it. If you decide to knit this and use a different bulky yarn than Swish Bulky, make sure you have the correct number of yards. For example, Swish Bulky comes in 100 gram skeins and has 137 yards, but Patons Shetland Chunky Tweed comes in 85 gram balls and has 108 yards. So, while you will need only one skein of Swish Bulky for the hat, you would need 2 balls of Patons Shetland Chunky Tweed. Get my drift? :-)

Ellen did come along for this shoot but the longer we stayed at Cape Spear, the harder the wind blew! Jennifer helped Ellen model a sweater that I posted back in September. I'll include another picture here so that Ellen can be included in this post. You know how she hates to be left out!

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