I'm not a fan of the colder months of the year and the end of summer generally fills me with dread of the coming months of darkness and cold. This is not helped by the fact that I get up at 6 am and cycle to work. For a couple of weeks now it has been completely dark when I get up. And I am all too aware that that is going to be how it is for the next 5 months.
To get me feeling more positive about the colder months ahead I decided I needed a new Autumn Scarf. This didn't need to be too thick but just something to keep the morning chill off my neck. Something in a nice autumny sort of colour and of a pretty design. I bought myself 200 g of lovely plum coloured acrylic blend yarn and decided to knit this up based on the lace pattern from my Jam Jar Tealight Cosy. It's essentially the same pattern but I started with a cast-on of 49, to give a scarf width of approximately 12 inches. The pattern is available to download from my Knitting Patterns page HERE.
I decided to sew the ends and turn the scarf into a cowl scarf as I tend to find these more comfortable and easier to wear (and safer for cycling as there's less chance of dangling ends getting caught in my wheels).
I'm now already mentally designing a nice thick Winter Scarf, which I think will be crocheted in a deep cherry red, snuggly and designed to keep not just my neck but my ears and hands warm too. So watch this space for the Winter Scarf coming soon.