I taught my friend to knit when I lived in TN and we use to have Harry Potter Marathons and eat popcorn. Ahhh those were fun days :). We have missed doing those things together, as I now live in another state, so we decided to have a Scarf Along. We have picked out our yarn and needles and our plan of attack for the scarf. I wish I could tell you where I got the pattern, I hand typed it out and have had it for years so no telling where the pattern was from originally so I can’t share it, but there are several on Ravelry that are Diagonal Garter Stitch Scarfs.
The pictures above are the yarns we chose, I neglected to get the brand of yarn she got for this project, but it looks like Lion Brand tho’ I could be wrong, I’ll check back with her and update this(**Yes it is Lion Brand yarn Mandala, thanks Keri :).) My yarn is Yarn Bee Aspyn from Hobby Lobby, it is 80% acrylic and 20% alpaca and very soft and is a bulky weight tho the pattern calls for a DK weight and a US size 5 needle. We both decided the 22 stitches cast on was to narrow for us. My friend, Keri cast on 44 stitches and went up 2 needle sizes and I will also be using the US size 7 and I am casting on 32 stitches. We should have pictures of our progress to show soon :). I am excited to get to do something with my friend again :).
I am coming along on the fingerless mitts. I decided to add the 3rd color from the cowl on the top of the mitts because I was getting very nervous about the yarn chicken game with the navy yarn, lol. So I will frog some of the top area of the mitt I am working on and add that 3rd color. I should have one mitt to post a picture of soon as well. I started with the navy, then added the beautiful turquoise color for the pattern area, then back to the navy and the top few inches will be the light speckled yarn. It will be a perfect match for her cowl. 🙂