I've retired from a wonderful career in graphic design and now spend my time volunteering for local animal-related organizations -- from fostering tiny kittens for adoption to assisting visitors at ...
I've retired from a wonderful career in graphic design and now spend my time volunteering for local animal-related organizations -- from fostering tiny kittens for adoption to assisting visitors at Seattle's award-winning Woodland Park Zoo.
My knitting experience goes back decades, and includes co-authoring the now classic how-to book "The Knitters Guide To Sweater Design," published by Interweave Press. Almost all of my knitting goes to help non-profit groups, especially my "cat hats" which are sold at fairs and special events.
All proceeds from these patterns go directly into the PayPal account of South County Cats, an amazing all-volunteer non-profit that provides free and low cost spay/neuter, TNR (trap. spay/neuter and rescue/release) of feral felines, plus foster/adoption of adoptable kittens and cats.
Soft and feminine, this cozy hooded scarf is easy enough for even a beginner to knit. It's beautiful in a variety of light and medium weight yarns. and almost any fiber. I've used acrylics, wools, blends and fuzzy yarns (like angora and mohair) with lovely results. Fine yarns produce a fluid, airy fabric, heavier yarns provide warmth.
Choose from four different scarf styles. For the stockinette pattern, a beginner needs only to know the basics - how to CO, K, P, SSK, K2tog and BO. More experienced knitters can add the simple braided cable, lace, or eyelet or eyelet accent. Written instructions and graphs are included for all styles.
And if you're interested in designing your own, I've included instructions on how to adapt your favorite stitch patterns and yarns. Using the basic garment measurements, even novice knitters should be able to venture into the creative realm of knitwear design.
This hooded scarf makes a perfect gift for someone special (even if you don't know her size), and gift tags are included for you to print.
5 sts = 1"
(20 sts = 4")
Instructions included to adapt your own gauge.