Monday, October 31, 2005

Irish Hiking Mittens?

I made my scarf and hat a while back. DH loves it (see picture on my blog at ). I wonder if anyone adapted the pattern for a pair of mittens? I would love to knit a set for myself. I was even wondering about a convertible set. You know, the ones with the fingerless glove inside the mittens. If you do have any ideas, maybe post information here and email me at

Sunday, October 30, 2005

My Irish Hiking Scarf

Hi, I'm new. I've finished an Irish Hiking Scarf, and I'm looking for something pink to make the Irish Hiking Wrist Warmers out of for my niece for xmas.

Here is my lovely washed out photo :) The Irish Hiking Scarf made of Lionbrand Babysoft Yarn in Lavender. Verdict: Cables are fun, acrylic cables aren't all that beautiful, and its a bit short, but cute anyway.

A great way to use leftover yarn mind you!

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Hi! Happy to be IHS KAL!
I am making this lovely scarf for my brother for Christmas and joining you'all will just make it more fun! Here is my start:

I am using Lion Brand Fisherman's wool. It is the first 100% wool I have worked with, since I am fairly new to knitting. more soon . . .

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Another newbie

Hi all. just started the IHS over the weekend. I posted a pic of my (then) 4 repeats on my blog on the October 25th entry here. (The blogger account I used to sign up here is not linked to my blog, I use WordPress)

I'm slowly but surely progressing and hope to have this thing done while it's cold enough to wear ;-) Everyone else's FOs and WIPs are such a great inspiration to finish! And the accessories? Awesome!

Thanks for having me!


Monday, October 17, 2005

Sidebar addition: Yarns used

Some people were curious as to which yarns were used to make the scarves. I went through most of the posts and listed the yarns mentioned in the left sidebar. If I had enough information, I included a link to my best knowledge.

If you made this scarf with yarn that isn't mentioned on the left, leave a comment with the information & I'll add it!

Finished the scarf!

Yesterday I finished the scarf and I really love it!

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The scarf is 170 cm long including the fringe. It took four skeins of Drops Alpaca, knitted with double strands of yarn on 5 mm needles. I'm going to start on a matching hat this weekend.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Just Joined

Hello Everyone. I just joined the KAL. This is my second Scarf. They are both for christmas gifts for my Step sons. I cast on and knit about 9" last night. I'm doing mine in Cascade 220, I don't remember the name of the color, but its a sort of heathered Moss color, and its very pretty. Cascade 220 is fast becoming my favorite yarn to work with. It's so soft and comes in such lovely colors. I just finished a felted bogga bag with it, and after two times through the wash it felted up beautifully!

What yarn is everyone using for their scarfs?

Regards to everyone

Monday, October 10, 2005

more irish hiking scarves in progress

I have started a couple of more scarves - one is in 1824 merino superwash (feels yummy) and the secomd in noro kureon colorway 52 (looks yummy) feels (kinda scratchy). I am happy with both scarves so far - the noro one is more of a bastardized irish hiking scarf as i am not counting rows between twists and some are long and some standard. The yarn cables nicely and i love the colors. This is about 1.75 skeins of yarn and I have 4 to use so it should make a nice scarf. The green is about 1 skein in and I have 4 of those also. What to do with so many scarves...I don't know if I can give them away. I also started a hat in a pretty salmon color that i may give away I am about 2/3 rds of the way done with that one. Its coming out ok too.

Friday, October 07, 2005

new here

I started knitting on the Irish Hiking Scarf a week ago or something like that and thought I'd better join this KAL!
I'm making it in Drops Alpaca, colour way 3900. I'm knitting with two strands of yarn on 5 mm needles to get the right gauge. So far the scarf is 105 cm and if I use four balls of Alpaca (200g of yarn) the scarf will be about 160 cm. I don't know if I want it that long though, how long have you made yours?

here's a picture of my progress
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I just love it and can't wait til I can wear it. When I'm done with the scarf I'm planning to make a hat to go with it.