Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Merlot for Him

My second IHS, this one in KnitPicks Swish Worsted, Merlot. A special request from my DH. He's always loved this pattern, with Fall in the air I thought I'd treat him to a new scarf to keep warm with as winter sneaks up on us.


Thursday, June 24, 2010

New Images for Tamarack

Monday, December 14, 2009

Two Scarves for Christmas

I made two Irish Hiking scarves for Christmas gifts. They are both knit with two skeins of Patons Shetland Chunky in Oxford Grey and Sage Green. I cast on 30sts and only did two cables because of the heavier yarn. I didn't measure them after blocking, but they are at least 6' long and maybe 6" wide. They are definitely long enough to wear in several different styles. The grey one was started December 1st and finished the 4th, Ravelry details here. The green one was started December 5th and finished the 9th, Ravelry details here.

Happy knitting!
lexa, knitoftime.blogspot.com
darganknits on Ravelry

Monday, June 02, 2008

I Love This Pattern

The latest addition to my growing collection of Irish Hiking Scarves.

Made by 2 skeins of Universal Classic Worsted.

Monday, May 26, 2008


This is overdue but I finished DH scarf last month and never got around to uploading the pic till today. I used Lambs Pride Worsted in Earl Grey (I think that's the name of the colorway).

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Can't Stop

These scarves are kind of like potato chips. You can't stop at one!

I made this one for my special somebody for Valentine's Day. I used Dream In Color Classy, and it took just a little over one hank of yarn. I have plenty enough to make fingerless mitts. This is so amazingly soft and snuggly!


Saturday, April 12, 2008

finished, just in time for spring

This is my first Irish Hiking Scarf and I loved making it. It was perfect for working on the bus, and when I went to see the Yarn Harlot on Tour this was the project I brought with me. My mother has claimed it as her own, so now she's hoping for some cold weather so she can wear it and tell people her "little girl" made it. The yarn is Red Heart (poor college student yarn), I'm not sure what color I lost the ball band years ago. The picture are awful as I don't own a digital camera I've used my webcam that takes the worst pictures ever the colors are very washed out, but I wanted to share anyway.

Friday, April 04, 2008

My First Irish Hiking Scarf

Hi All,

This is my first knitalong. It's also my first time knitting the Irish Hiking Scarf. I am really having fun with this scarf. As you can see I'm not very far along. I hope to make many more scarves like this with other yarns. The yarn that I am using is Tivioli Spinners Celtic Aran. It's a dream to work with.

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Monday, March 31, 2008


A few of my Irish Hiking scarves. This is one of my favourite patterns. I like to pair it with the 3am cable hat by Smariek Knits

Yarn: Patons Classic Wool Merino - 2 skeins

Yarn: Red Heart Soft - 2 skeins

Yarn: Cascade 220 - 2 skeins

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Two IHS for Christmas

I know this late for a post for Christmas but I was having difficulties posting last week. I completed two IHS for my son's teachers, they were knit in Knit Picks, Wool of the Andes, in Mist and Snickerdoodle. These were my first cable project and I quite enjoyed doing them even though at first cables have always made me a little nervous. Now not nervous at all. I just started another one in Knit Picks, ShineWorsted in Blush for a friend. I'm sure I will be making more of these too.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Second IHS Christmas Gift

I finished another scarf. This one is for my BIL for Christmas and is made with Patons Canadiana in either Dark Periwinkle or Dark Wedgewood, can't remember. I don't have the ball bands any more.

Merry Christmas and Happy Knitting!
Sheri aka Lexa

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

SIL Christmas IHS

Finished an IHS for my SIL for Christmas. It's made with Patons Shetland Chunky Tweeds in Biscuit Tweed. Modified to a two-cabled scarf since it's a chunky yarn. I have another scarf finished for BIL, but it isn't blocked yet.

Happy knitting!
Sheri aka Lexa

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

IHS #2

This last weekend I started my second ever IHS, using Plymouth Encore bulky.
Since the yarn is so thick, I modified the pattern to use only 2 cables instead of three. So far it's turning out great:

And with bulky yarn it is going quickly!

(This scarf is going to be for myself, too... yippee!)

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Picking it up again...

This is my first post to this KAL. I started my scarf a while back and it's my first cable project. Not nearly as hard as I thought it would be, but it does take some time, doesn't it? I'm using Wendy Aran 25% wool, 75% acrylic. It's kind of nice because it's machine washable and cool tumble dry. It's a lovely eggplant color. Here's my progress so far!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

First Irish Hiking Scarf/First time with cables

Hi, this is my first attempt at the Irish Hiking scarf and my first time knitting cables. I love how much fun this pattern is! I knit this scarf for a friend of the family, he lives in NY. I used Knit Pick's Swish Superwash yarn in Dublin on size 9 needles.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

My first Irish scarf.....!

I just got my invitation to join and am so excited. I love the pattern and will be making many more. I finished my first one while waiting for the invite. I made it in Wool-Ease varigated "Wood". It is a gift and I wanted it to be washable. The colors are not true in the picture, but I think the picture displays the cables well. I will be starting anther soon. Thanks for the pattern and the invite!


My first - but not my last IHS

I´m from Austria and I like cable patterns! Now I began knitting the IHS - I found that pattern on Ravlery and I thought it is time to join the group. I´m knitting with yarn from Gedifra Volata Tweed. I think it will be a nice scarf. I would like to wear it now. Many greetings from snowy Austria Susanna.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Finished my first Irish Hiking Scarf

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This my first Irish Hiking Scarf and sure to be one of many. The pattern repeat was simple to learn and made it a project I could easily pick up and put down. This one is done with Cascade 220 Quattro. It's for a knitalong I'm doing on Ravelry with the Nora Roberts group. We're reading some of her books set in Ireland (Gallagher Series, Born In series and Circle trilogy) and making this scarf, the wristwarmers and one of the hats. Come join us if you like!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Secret Gifty Knitting

I can't blog this on my real blog because it's a present for my MIL so I thought I'd share it over here :-)

She loved the Irish Hiking Hat I made for her so now she wants another one in red with a matching scarf.

This is Wool-Ease worsted in Cranberry.

BTW - if you want the pattern for the hat it is at my blog: Learning My Way Through. I'll update it for any changes I make for worsted weight yarn when I finish this one up. I have a vague idea about double knitting the cabled band part of it instead of lining it. We'll see how that goes.


Tuesday, October 23, 2007

I'm back!

Hi everyone!

Well, I finished my first IHS years ago... But I have decided to start a second one. I'm also going to knit a hat and fingerless gloves to match. I'll be using Crystal Palace Fjord in the Misty Greens colorway. It matches my winter jacket. :)

I'll post progress as it happens!


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