I cannot possibly be expected to travel any sort of distance without at least one knitting project in hand. Last week I plane, trained and automobiled my way to Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, England and had some lovely yellow ochre yarn with me. I have challenged myself to not buy any yarn this year unless I need it for a specific project (this came after several episodes of Hoarders. God. I love that show. Read: please don’t let that be me.) and this lovely bit happened to be leftover from a feather and fan baby blanket I made for a friend.
It just so happens that this blanket is for the friend I was visiting! So it’s all very appropriate blahdy blah. Anyhoo.
- Cast on 42 stitches on a size 7 round needle and knit 10 rows
- K3, K2 tog 3 times, yo 6 times, K2 tog 6 times, yo 6 times, K2 tog 3 times, K3
- Knit the next 2 rows
- K3, Purl row, K3
- *Slip the first stitch of each row as if you were knitting
Oh look! Baby yarn factories!!
I made this pin years and years ago but have never had the perfect thing to do with it. Until now. I love how these pieces go together.
And just in case you aren’t into knitting your own scarf, or smithing your own pin, I have them both listed in my Etsy shop – just click on the respective links.
And what is the next project you ask? A grey scarf similar to this with yarn I bought in England. Why did I buy it? Because I had finished this beauty and could not possibly be expected to travel without something to knit! I think that’s a rule at US Customs or something….Really. Look it up.
2 responses to “the.england.scarflette”
I’m such a travel knitter too! Be careful though, I’m not 100% sure, but I think US customs consider knitting needles dangerous and they aren’t allow in carry-on baggage? You might want to double-check that…
Absolutely loving the scarf-pin combo!
I knit on circulars and have never had a problem. In and out of Iceland, Japan, Peru and England, I have done just fine. Apparently individual needles however can be tricky.