So I wanted a quick knit after my stupendous effort on the last cardigan. I have wanted the Miss Marple scarf for ages and I had this lovely yarn, so I made it!
Pattern: Miss Marple Scarf (free)
I only have the one photo. The yarn is my Touch Yarns and it's a merino/possum blend. It's so incredibly soft and bouncy! Since I only had the 4ply I had to double it up, which worked well and I only have a few little scraps left.
Here in Australia it's illegal to kill possums as they're a native species and are protected. This yarn is from New Zealand, where the same breed of possum is a huge pest. So... I'm helping the New Zealand environment my knitting their possums!
It was my first time balling up a hank of yarn.
I was concerned that I wouldn't have enough yardage for the whole scarf, so I knit the two ends separately and then grafted the scarf together in the middle. It's invisible and I had plenty of yarn! In fact it might even be a smidge too long now - it has stretched! I'm washing it now and I've tried to make it a little shorter again in the blocking process.
I love the way this scarf looks folded over like a collar! It's such a tricky design with the little slots you poke the other end through. I've pretty much been wearing it nonstop!