I promised I’d post about my Christmas knitting once the gifts had been given.
So, here’s the first instalment.
I actually knitted three of these – as well as the pinks, there was one in blue, and one in creams and golds – but forgot to photograph them before I posted them off.
Anyway, each scarf is knitted from one skein of Colinette Giotto. I don’t know the shades because they were discontinued ones I bought from their factory shop. Anyway, they are satisfyingly easy and quick to knit. You need 15mm needles, which for those who haven’t used them, feels a bit like knitting using telegraph poles.
You cast on a multiple of 4 stitches plus 2. For the pictured scarf, I cast on 18 stitches. For a wider, shorter scarf, try 22. (Any wider than that and you’ll need 2 skeins. Unless you want a square scarf, I suppose.)
Then it’s *K2, yrn, p2tog* to last 2 st, K2 (the multiple of 4 plus 2 thing should mean that you’re ending each row with K2) until you run out of yarn. Cast off, weave in ends (I suggest weaving in quite a long tail because this stuff unravels really easily).
I love Colinette and I love Giotto. The shininess doesn’t show so well in the picture, but it has a lovely shimmeryness. And the colours are heaven.