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I’ve just finished a draught/draft excluder for a present for my brother’s girlfriend. I had some leftover mustard corduroy so I decided to make a lion.

I drafted the pattern for the head myself, so it’s not amazing, but he has a funny expression, which I like- he’s pretty funny looking wrapped up too!

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A skein of Malabrigo Sock yarn in ‘Aguas’, which will probably end up being an Ishbel Shawl as it’s one pattern I keep meaning to knit again.
Malabrigo colours are always amazing- it’s almost a shame to knit it!
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A skein of Malabrigo Sock yarn in ‘Aguas’, which will probably end up being an Ishbel Shawl as it’s one pattern I keep meaning to knit again.

Malabrigo colours are always amazing- it’s almost a shame to knit it!

Raveled Here

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flewmymind asked: Your linen stitch scarf looks fantastic! May I ask what bind off you used? I'm working on my own scarf and I've heard from friends that the their bind offs for this type of scarf looked wonky: their slipped stitches stuck out further than the knit ones. Any suggestions? Thanks and have a great day!

Hi! Thanks for asking about the scarf- I experiemented a few times with the cast off and eventually found that the cast off works best when started with the ‘wrong’ side facing.

I used needles that were 2 sizes smaller (3.75mm) than the needles I knit with (4.5mm) because casting off loosely like I normally would made the edge look wonky, like you say. 

Binding off by slipping the alternate stitch didn’t help either, so I gave up on that method.

In the end for the cast/bind off itself, I did a knit and purl ‘standard’ cast off ie. Knit first stitch, Purl second stitch, pass the first stitch over the second, knit the next stitch etc. 

I hope this helps- I will say I didn’t block the scarf so I could get away with using a smaller needle for cast off as there was no ‘stretch’ needed.

Good Luck- I hope your scarf turns out ok!

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The Scarf is finished! I pretty much ran out of wool, but there’s probably enough for a hexagon or two in my blanket project. Really pleased with how it came out and now I can move on to a new project!

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Linen stitch scarf inKoigu Yarn

I love knitting this scarf, but ughhhhhhh it’s taking forever! I need to knit quicker, 30 - 45 minutes per row seems an awfully long time. Nearly there though!

Very pretty!!

One of my coworkers did a linen stitch scarf and it’s stunning.

Considering how long those rows are… 30-45 minutes seems reasonable, but I’m probably a slow knitter.

I would take the same amount of time. I have been working on one on and off for 18 months. Maybe by next winter it will be ready!

I made one and it was the same time per row! Seems pretty average.

It seems I’m actually knitting at an alright speed! It’s difficult to tell on projects like this- thank you for your comments!

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Linen stitch scarf inKoigu Yarn

I love knitting this scarf, but ughhhhhhh it’s taking forever! I need to knit quicker, 30 - 45 minutes per row seems an awfully long time. Nearly there though!

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Dream in Color Classy Worsted Weight yarn in Prince William Colourway- this will be a scarf for my Grandad for his 80th Birthday- can’t wait to get started!

Dream in Color Classy Worsted Weight yarn in Prince William Colourway- this will be a scarf for my Grandad for his 80th Birthday- can’t wait to get started!

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Here’s the blanket I’ve started for 2014- some of the mini skeins from previous posts have already been incorperated in it.

Here’s the blanket I’ve started for 2014- some of the mini skeins from previous posts have already been incorperated in it.

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More mini skeins for the 2014 blanket- these are slightly larger than the first lot.

More mini skeins for the 2014 blanket- these are slightly larger than the first lot.

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Mini skeins for a blanket project I’m doing throughout 2014.

Mini skeins for a blanket project I’m doing throughout 2014.