My daughter Kate usually doesn't like things I knit for her. She went to fashion school, she's picky. But she misses an old Marc Jacobs scarf she had in college days that was big bulky and long. She asked me to try and replicate it in grey and then I remembered my White Buffalo stash.
White Buffalo Unspun is a discontinued yarn that is used to make Cochiwan Sweaters. When I bought this yarn on ebay I also bought an old pattern book to make the sweater.
I finished the back and there it sits in my Hibernation bin. So I was excited that I had the yarn needed to re-create Kate's long lost scarf.
Here is the progress. One skein produced 30 ins of scarf, so I will use 3 skeins to finish to 90 ins.
Very easy big scarf on 15 needles:
Cast on 18 sts
Row 1: purl 1, knit 1, repeat to last two sts, purl 2
Row 2: purl 1, knit 1 in row below, repeat to last two sts, purl 2
Repeat row 2 till you get the length you want. I'm thinking tassels or fringe!
Take care, Sue (hopefully soon I'll update you on finished projects!! Oy!)
I'm making good progress on this project and having a lot of fun. The yarn is working beautifully and the patterns are so interesting, but not too difficult that I get discouraged.
I've decided not to go too crazy with the modifications. I am using the cabled ribbing, although I cast on 122 sts instead of the 117 suggested for the largest size. I also cut out one inch of ribbing, so it's 3 in instead of 4. Then I increased 8 ins on the last row of ribbing to get to the 130 st count for the body of the sweater.
The only modification to the main part of the sweater I made was the striping. The directions say to make 16 row stripes but I am doing 8 rows. To tell you the truth, the photo looks like 8 rows, too, so maybe there was a mistake in the pattern. 16 seems too thick to me.
So I am getting perfect gauge and so far the width is 22" which will fit me with about 2 inches of ease. My plan is to make drop sleeves 10" deep instead of the set in sleeve. For now I still have about 10 inches to go before I have to decide. Here is my progress so far. I'm loving this!!!