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Mirkwood

By November 21, 2014 6 Comments

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With the Holiday season pretty much upon us and the crazy early Winter weather, I found myself wanting to knit something with one of my FAVORITE yarns… Cascade Eco Wool. I just can’t get over the millions of colors, the beautiful hand and the super generous yardage! (478 yards, to be exact.)

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If there’s one thing I hate, it’s hundreds of tails to weave in. Eco Wool is the answer to my dreams. And since it’s 100% Wool, you can also use a “felted” join if you do find yourself having to join another hank.

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For this new design, I wanted a garment that was versatile, wear-with-ease and WARM. Eco Wool is the perfect platform. This scarf uses TWO hanks of Eco Wool but leaves plenty of yardage for making up a pretty pair of mittens to match. (That’s another pattern coming soon!)

The scarf itself is nice and long for wrapping around but you can easily knit more repeats to lengthen it further. The hood is picked up and knit flat, then seamed at the top.

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Visions of beautiful Elves gracefully tiptoeing through the woods entered my head when creating this pattern. So I think the name fits perfectly! This scarf would be great for your man-elves as well. 😉  It would be gorgeous in a deep, dark gunmetal color. It’s up to you!

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I hope that you’ll make up one or two as a gift this holiday season. ENJOY!!!      DSC_4270-Edit

 

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  • Suzanne says:

    Okay, checked out the video. Figured out the issue. Written directions say to knit through the back loop of the second stitch. I was doing that, but coming from the FRONT of the first stitch (like I would for a mock cable/twist stitch). Might want to specify that you need to do that part from behind the work. Show a picture of where to put the needle. For those unable to access videos, it will be exceptionally helpful. A separate page illustrating the process would also help.

    Oh, and in the video you say to knit the row below onto smaller needles. Might want to mention that for row 12 of the directions.

  • Suzanne says:

    Hey! Cast this on tonight, and am on the lateral braid. The braid seems to form on the OPPOSITE side of the knitting, so it seems like this should be a wrong side row. It’s listed as a right side row, and if I start my cable pattern next, well, it just won’t be right. I’m going to continue the braid, and knit one plain row before starting the chart.

    Haven’t watched the video (I really dislike videos) but will check to make sure u didn’t goof somewhere.

    It’s gorgeous otherwise!

  • digipicsphotography says:

    Thanks for making this pattern available. I’ve been knitting for years and years, and you have inspired me to try some new techniques. One is never too old to learn something new.

  • Valerie says:

    I can’t wait to try this!

  • Many thanks!! So kind from you to keep it free. I love that versatile and that mustard colour you chosen for pictures is so cool!

  • Jessica says:

    Gorgeous pattern ♥ I can’t wait to try it out, I love love love cables, and hoods, so this is pretty much perfect! 😀

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