This all started because I wanted a hat. Someone else had already made a hat called the Irish Walking Hat that looks very different but also goes with the scarf but I just don't look good in that style. I like something with a little more shape built into it.
So, here is the finished product. It's in Wool Ease Bulky in Willow and took less than one skein. I lined it with fleece to make it warmer.
Hi all! Finally, blogger let me join in. I made two IHS this past winter, one for a friend and one for the red scarf project. The first was made with a green wool from Joann's Sensations brand, the other with plain old red heart. Although the red is soft, the green was much more enjoyable to work with and the cables absolutely pop. Here they are
I have finally finished the Irish Hiking Scarf I started a couple years ago. I don't know why it ended up in a stash drawer because I really enjoyed this pattern. The yarn was a cheap yarn - WoolEase. A nicer yarn would have made the cables "pop" more than they did with WoolEase. I will definitely knit this again at some point with a yummier yarn!
I loved making the first one so much, that I made one for me! Patons Soy Wool Stripes, Natural Pink. Size 9 needles. It took about 3 and 1/2 skeins. I'm using the leftover to make a headband/ear warmer to match. This is a very soft, warm yarn!
I recently finished my Irish Hiking Scarf. I really like the pattern. It was great to knit while vegging out in front of the tv with my boyfriend. I used Bernat 100% acrylic. I steamed it so it would be soft and fluffy. I gave my IHS to my mom. I also have pictures of the progress on flickr.