Monday, 24 February 2014

DIY: Chunky Knitted Scarf

Over the last few weeks I've found myself settling down in the evening to catch up on a little TV and, during these unproductive moments, I've been picking up some extra large knitting needles and knitting myself a scarf.

I picked up some beautifully soft wool from a local shop dedicated to knitting (yes, these exist!) and slowly recalled the skills I was taught by my grandmother when I was little.




When I was very young, I'd sit curled up on the sofa in front of early morning cartoons, a cup of contraband milky sweet tea on my armrest (my mother didn't want us having the caffeine so my Gran would sneak us cups while she was still asleep!) and an old ball of wool nestled between my feet. Gran would show me over and over how to knit a row of stitches and then I'd have a go and create line upon line of holey wool. Apparently, some of her lessons paid off and I was able to do a slightly better job this time around!

After a bit of a shaky start (I unravelled my first AND second attempts) I finally worked out exactly how many stitches wide I wanted my scarf and how to change colours. Before long I was happily knitting away and my scarf was appearing at astonishing speed!




A couple of days ago, I eventually finished and am very proud of my finished product! I found knitting to be a great little way to unwind in the evening and who knows, I may even tackle a jumper next (although that may be wishful thinking!).



16 comments:

  1. Great post! I love your photography, what camera do you use?
    Beth x

    www.thebritishgirl.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! I've used a Canon SX50 HX which I got relatively recently- I'm really enjoying using it so far!

      Hope that helped!
      KJx

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  2. I really want to learn how to knit! It looks like such a relaxing thing to do

    Jenna || Jennafifi.co.uk

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    1. It really is Jenna! Maybe have a look at a tutorial on youtube?

      Good luck!
      KJx

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  3. Oh I love reaching the finished product part of a DIY project! This looks lovely :)

    xo,
    Lela

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  4. That is the cutest! I wish I could knit, especially after seeing Cara do it.
    Heroine In Heels

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    1. It's a really useful little skill to learn- maybe try looking at some youtube tutorials? =)
      KJx

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  5. LOVE the red and purple together, nice choice and well done on the knitting!!

    Would love to see a jumper ;) you can do it!

    PS - Happy belated birthday.

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    1. Thank you!

      Haha, I've considered a jumper but think I may need more than a couple of youtube tutorials to conquer that one! We'll see- may have a crack at it at some point!

      KJx

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  6. I have always wanted to be able to knit.... no matter how hard I try I just CAN'T!
    Love the blog and the scarf :) xXx

    http://primeministeroffun.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you Jo! It's one of those things which is a little tricky to learn initially but once you do, is rather hard to forget =)

      Glad you're enjoying it!

      KJx

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