Friday, April 17, 2009

I love Udon

FO: Udon Scarf
Pattern: Improvised, with a 9 stitch braided cable
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick
Needles: US 13 Bamboo Straights

Another chunky white scarf! This one is for me, to match my red pea coat. Most of my scarves are blue, purple, green, pretty colors that clashed awfully with the red coat. I wanted something to warm my neck, and this creamy white yarn fit the bill.

A quick knit, I kind of cast this on impulsively. I did not have anything easy peasy in the works, so I just picked up this yarn and started tinkering with cable patterns. I have been working on it here and there, and it finished up a couple weeks ago, and then spent a couple days blocking. The air here is quite humid and the yarn was very thick, so drying took a while.

Jess named it the Udon Scarf, due to the giant yarn's resemblance to udon noodles. She came over for a craft night, and I made an udon soup for dinner. Sure enough, the noodles and the yarn are quite similar in size and color!

Since this scarf is meant to go under my cropped pea coat, I did not want a long scarf. Something to warm the neck, but not necessarily to wrap around my neck. The scarf is chunky enough to keep my neck warm without needing to be wrapped around my neck.

Easter at Doran Beach:


Stacy said...

Ahh, the pictures at the beach look so inviting!!

jess said...

chaco looks like she is having fun :)