January 8, 2017

F.O. Entwine Scarf & The World's Simplest Mittens

My final two projects of 2016 were quick and cozy ones.  First up is Jane Richmond's Entwine Scarf from the newly published Within:  Knitting Patterns to Warm the Soul, by Jane and Shannon Cook.

Pattern:  Entwine Scarf:  my Ravelry project page

Designer:  Jane Richmond
Yarn:  Purl Soho Super Soft Merino
100% merino
Colourway:  Heirloom White 2 skeins
Needles: 10mm 

Notes:  I had been saving this yarn for a while.  It is incredibly squishy and soft, the perfect yarn for Jane Richmond' s scarf pattern. I used two skeins and I started a third one for the fringe.  (The scarf would still be long enough if you included the fringe in the two skeins).  The only thing I wished was that the scarf was wider.  With a width of 6.5 inches this is a skinny scarf.  I played around with the stitches, adding a few additional ones, but I really liked the look of the original pattern so I stuck with that.  The scarf is also long enough to wrap around your neck twice so the width is not really a problem. Jane recommends that the scarf not be blocked so I didn't.  The pattern was very simple to follow and being knit with super bulky yarn was a quick knit. I will definitely knit with this yarn again.

My final project of 2016 was:

Pattern: The World's Simplest Mittens:  my Ravelry project page
Designer:  Tin Can Knits
Yarn:  Tanis Fiber Arts Amber Label DK
75/15/10 blend merino/cashmere/silk
Colourway:  Jean Jacket
Yarn: Rowan Kidsilk Haze
70/30 blend mohair/silk
Colourway:  667
Needles:  3.75mm and 4.5mm

Tanis Fiber Arts Amber Label & Rowan Kidsilk Haze
Notes:  I had a lot of fun combining this two yarns together.  The yarns created the most luxurious pair of mittens with the prettiest halo.  Now I want to pair everything with Rowan Kidsilk Haze.  This is the first time I knit with Tanis Fiber Arts Amber Label and the combination of silk and cashmere was absolutely beautiful.  This pair of mittens was gifted to a young woman who is going through a hard time and I hope she enjoys them.
The World's Simplest Mittens

It's great when you can make something that knits up so quickly like these two projects.  I have quite a few longer term projects on the needles so this was a great break for me.


  1. Ooh, you made the Entwine scarf!! I've been eyeing it, looks so perfect for those deep winter days like we are having. And those mitts! What a brilliant idea to hold a strand of mohair with the main yarn, I love it. I want to do something like that, now that I've seen your beautiful mitts.

    1. Thanks Julie! I am definitely going to make another pair for myself since I gifted these. You should totally make both!

  2. How sweet a gift. I hope they will give her comfort and I will say prayers for her.

  3. Love how you mixed two yarns together - just genius! Purl Soho yarn is definitely on my must-knit list - looks so luscious!

    1. You definitely have to try their yarn. It's gorgeous.

  4. That scarf is gorgeous and look so cozy. Love the color choice for the mittens :-)

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  6. Those mittens came out lovely. I could use a good simple mitten pattern (never having done one before). Would you recommend that pattern? I've done socks, just not mittens. Thumbs are so intimidating!
    (Sorry for deleted post- I thought I had double posted, deleted, one then realized the first post didn't go through... I shouldn't be allowed to type on my phone. Gets me in trouble.

    1. This pattern is perfect for knitting mittens for the first time. Mittens are much easier than socks so you totally can do it.

  7. I bet the mittens are soft and warm -- good for cuddling! Ha! Love the scarf.

    1. They are extremely soft! I highly recommend trying it and I am definitely going to make another pair.