Friday, December 31, 2004

Astounded at the response

I must say that when I first decided to start this knitalong, I expected to get *maybe* 3 or 4 people interested and signed up. Well, we have 97 knitters knitting along. I am simply astounded. I want to thank all of you for your wonderful pictures and posts, and for those of you who haven't posted, remember, we still have one more month to go, so get those posts and cameras ready :) Here is a picture of my brother sporting his new Irish Hiking scarf (and the hat I knit him). He even wore it when we went out while I was down visiting my family for the Holiday.

Just started

I just discovered the IHS yesterday and decided one would make a nice Valentine's Day gift for my husband. I started it last night using some BaaBaaJoe's I had in my stash. I'm thinking I may rip it out and use size 6 needles instead of 7 and add one more cable. So far I think it'll make a great scarf. I enjoyed seeing everyone's photos.


Wednesday, December 29, 2004

How Long?

I'm enjoying the pictures of the finished scarves. I'm almost done... well, maybe I am done. My scarf is almost 5 feet, and I think it might be long enough. For those of you who have finished, how long was your finished scarf?

finished & gifted!

My brother-in-law loved it!

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Irish Hiking Scarf knitalong

Irish Hiking Scarf knitalong

Whew now that most of the holiday things are over I managed to find a quite moment to sit and start an IHS. Grin this yarn was supposed to be a pair of the crocheted, felted Fiber Trend slippers but DH decided he would rather have another scarf and hat for winter.....

So in case anyone is wondering how this looks in a bulky yarn I have some pictures up on my blog I have only gotten 4 cable repeats done so far but you can get an idea how it will look.

One Scarf finished

My mother loved her IHS and her Coronot hat. I didnt' take a picture of either. I'll try and do that the next time I'm over there. Still working on my hubby's.

finished and gifted!

I managed to finish both scarves and matching hats in time for Christmas. My brother and his wife loved them. Didn't get pics as my camera is misbehaving, but I may be able to get my brother to take some and send to me.

Monday, December 27, 2004

Trucking Along...

I'm past the halfway point on my scarf... I'm feeling bad about not finishing sooner-- it's nice & snowy today in New Jersey, and my dad's neck is probably pretty cold right about now.

Saturday, December 25, 2004


i finished just in time for xmas! i posted a pic of my completed scarf on my site if you want to have a look... merry christmas/xmas/yule everyone! have a happy and safe holiday season!

martina in newfoundland canada

Thursday, December 23, 2004

Matching cable hat

I finished a cable hat to match the scarf. I posted a front and top view of it on my blog.

I really enjoyed this KAL and seeing all the different versions of this scarf. They all came out great. I'm looking forward to seeing more finished scarves.

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Done and shipped!

Finished dad's scarf and got it in the mail yesterday. The yarn is Karabella Soft Tweed, and the scarf is very thick and cushy. Should be nice and warm!

Monday, December 20, 2004

2 IH scarves

Right now I'm working on two IH scarves.

in Lion Brand Wool-ease "Heather forest green"

in Lion Brand JIffy "Grass green"

Saturday, December 18, 2004

Just Joined

Hello-- I know I'm getting in late here, but I just started the IHS (seems like most of you are done!), just joined the knitalong, and just wanted to say hello. Here's my progress so far...

I'm making it with a 100% alpaca-- I don't have the ball bands in front of me to remember exactly what it is, but it's lightweight, so I am using it doubled... it is SO soft. It's a late Chanukah gift for my dad, who for some reason is less than enthusiastic about it... hopefully he will feel differently when he sees it in person tomorrow.

I Finished Too!

I am finisehd with my scarf too! I plan to upload some pics soon. I also have cast on for one more scarf this time with the total 3 rows. I did only 2 rows last time because the recipient said she likes smaller scarves! Thanks for this great knit along!

Friday, December 17, 2004

I'm finished!

My first scarf anyway, I'm thinking of doing a second. As I don't know how to link pictures without Hello, so I'll link to my blog again. It's the second picture from the top. Finished Scarf. I used Noro Kureyon Coloroway #57 which is now discontinued. It took 4 skeins. If I could change anything, I'd have gone down a few needle sizes, because I need US 5's to get 5 st/in with a worsted weight yarn. I'm very pleased with the results. Thanks for the great Knit Along!

Thursday, December 16, 2004

Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran version finished

I finished my scarf last week. It's made with Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran in Coal. I finally managed to post it on my blog, too. Now I'm working on a matching hat to go with this gift.

Wednesday, December 15, 2004


After a couple of false starts, my dad's scarf is finally underway. I decided he was more of a charcoal tweedy kind of guy, rather than a natural wool aran kind of guy. I am going to finish the one I started in a bulky aran wool - I think I will keep that one for myself!

The yarn is Karabella Soft Tweed, color 1020. Really soft! I've knitted up one skein so far, and used a new (for me) technique, a Russian join to splice in the second skein. Yay, no ends to weave in! Now I just need to get it done so I can ship it on Friday.

Tuesday, December 14, 2004


Hi All, I have finished and been wearing this very warm scarf! I used Lambs Pride in color M-130 (silver). This was such a relaxing, yet not boring project - there will be more in future days. Thanks for hosting this knitalong :)

Monday, December 13, 2004


I enjoyed making the first one so much, I bought some more yarn to make one for myself!!
I bought Rose Heather Wool-Ease. I'll wait until after the holidays to get started on it!!


I finally started my IHS yesterday with a wonderful yarn that I got at TKGA Fiber Arts Festival in Burbank, CA in October. The yarn is from Village Spin & Weave in Solvang, CA. This is the yarn: Peruvian Tweed, Superfine Alpaca. It is unbelievably soft and squooshy.

Even though the yarn is spun with a couple of different colors, it works really well with the IHS pattern. I'm just loving it! I've finished 6 repeats so far, and can't wait to work on it more tonight. I just know my stepdad is going to love this for Christmas!

All of your scarves are beautiful! I can't wait to join the club of finished IHSers. :)

~Stephanie (

Finally Finished

I've finally finished both of the Hiking Scarves I've made, and they are ready to be wrapped up as Christmas gifts.

This is a fantastic pattern, and has been a fun knit along!

First real project

This scarf is my first 'real' knitting project and I've frogged the poor thing 7 times, but I'm keeping this one, which is now just over a foot long. I'm using Waterspun felterd 100% Merino for the scarf, and it feels wonderful all knitted up. This is such a great pattern - I keep checking my stash to see which yarns might make a nice Irish Hiking Scarf. Thanks for the great knitalong. I'm sure I wouldn't have been brave enough to try cabling for a long time without the encouragement.


Progress so far

I still haven't finished my DH's scarf. I did finish a coronet hat for my mother and am now making her an Irish Hiking Scarf to go with the hat. I am using Noro Silk Garden Color #211. The hat came out beautifully. I hope the scarf looks just as good as the hat.

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

My progress

I'm finishing up the 3rd skein of Noro Kureyon #57. I'm glad I have an additional 4th waiting in the wings. I'll likely jump on the multiple IHS wagon. I want to make at least one more! This has been a great first cabling project. As I don't know how to link a picture to the KAL blog, I'll link to a picture of my scarf here. My IHS Progress

Monday, December 06, 2004



Well I just started my scarf it is like 4 inches long right now. I am making it out of some leftover pink yarn I have. This is my first project with cables. I will post a picture later on here and on my blog...

Well thats all!!!

Happy Holidays!!!


Et Voila!

Brooke's Scarf

I modified the pattern a bit to knit this for my niece, Brooke. I used Karabella Aurora Melange in Red 008 and a bit of Karabella Aurora 8 in Red 5. This pattern has been so much fun.

Three's A Charm

Well with Christmas coming... I've been in a scarf frenzy. So here are two of my completed IH scarves along with one I just started: the lavender was knit with Plymouth Galway, the dark grey in Brown Sheep Worsted and the light green is Patons Classic Merino. Lavender is for my sister, hubby is already wearing the grey one and the green is for my sister in law.

I've got some cute pics of my husband modeling his scarf at my blog.

Happy Holidays!


Finally started!

Yay, my first knitalong! I finally started this scarf a few days ago, what a fun pattern! I started with a pretty bulky wool and I'm not sure I like it.....actually, I like it quite a bit, I'm just not sure it's right for my dad and this is his Christmas present. I may finish this one for myself and find new yarn for dad's scarf. Oops! This seems to be a new version of my usual Christmas shopping method - one for you, one for me!

Oh, if anyone's interested, I moved my blog over here.

My Scarf

Maybe I am about 25% done.. lol
Here is the pic!! I am soo proud! First cable project!

Sunday, December 05, 2004

Just started!

HI all!! I just wanted to say HI and that I am fairly new here. I just started my scarf and I plan to get some pics up soon on my blog! I am using a cotton yarn that I think is really showing off the cables! I am sooo proud of myself since I have never done cables before! These are wonderful! Thanks so much for letting me be a part of this!


I finished a two-cable scarf in the merino worsted from I have half a full scarf done in Cascade 220, but I'm saving that one to finish on the plane if necessary, since the pattern is so easy.

The completed scarf:

Friday, December 03, 2004


Howdy everyone. I joined recently and figured I should say hello. Hello :)

I started knitting my scarf on Monday morning during my commute to work. I live in NJ and work in NYC and get a decent amount of knitting done on the train. I'm doing the scarf out of a 80/20 Merino/Cashmere blend in a brown/burgundy tweedy yarn that I traded some laceweight mohair for. I don't have any pictures of my progress yet, but I have managed to get through some 15 repetitions of the pattern so far and am very pleased with its progress. Hopefully this weekend I can make some more progress and get a good picture of it for you all to see.

Nice to meet ya!


Thursday, December 02, 2004

Wrist Warmer Pattern Modifications

Ok, here is the pattern modification for the wrist warmers (changes are in RED)

Worked flat, then seamed up at the end. I used Cascade 220 and size 8 needles

Cast on 40 stitches.
Row 1. (WS) K1, P2, K2, P6, K2, P2, K2, P6, K2, P2, K2, P6, K2, P2, K1
Row 2. (RS) K3, P2, K6, P2, K2, P2, K6, P2, K2, P2, K6, P2, K3
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) K3, P2, C6F, P2, K2, P2, C6F, P2, K2, P2, C6F, P2, K3

Do 4 Repeats. On the 5th Repeat, work rows 1-5 (finish WS row)
Next row, begin ribbing
Work 8 rows of 1x1 Ribbing
Cast Off

Begin seaming from the top. Seam the ribbed area, then leave a 1 1/2 inch hole for your thumb. Resume seaming using the mattress stitch to create the illusion of the double rib pattern (See photo in previous entry).

Hope that makes sense. I am new at writing up patterns :)

Have a great night!


Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Irish Hiking......... Wrist Warmers?

Irish Hiking Scarf Pattern + Wrist Warmer Obcession + Thanksgiving Weekend =

If anyone is interested, I can pass on my pattern modifications (here).
These were knit in Cascade 220