|The Rose Medusa|
I already have a Medusa Cowl (I Wish I Was a Fashionista blog post) but I wanted a more 'summery' one. Something that says spring is in air - or soon will be so I thought the addition of a flower or 2 would be just the ticket.
Last week when I was in my local craft shop browsing - I was looking for grotesque Halloween items - and I had my arms full of Halloween colours and plastic tarantulas, I spied this wool. When I say 'wool', it's a combination of 70% acrylic and 30% milk protein. I was intrigued. Could you get your daily dairy allowance by wearing it?
I loved the colour and the texture and broke with my long held tradition of never buying acrylic and purchased a few balls.
It knitted up beautifully, and I must say, I love the end result.
Rose Medusa Cowl Pattern
Using circular needles in the size recommended for your wool cast on approximately 150 stitches.
Knit 3 rows in stocking stitch
4th row: K6, then cast off all stitches until you come back to the original 6.
5th row: k6 (these 6 stitches form the 'spine' of the scarf which sits comfortably at the back of your neck) .. cast on a further 150 or so stitches. Varying the amount of the cast on stitches gives you the varying lengths of strands. Feel free to choose the sort of scarf you wish.
Knit 3 rows in stocking stitch.
9th row: K6, then cast off all stitches until you come back to the original 6.
10th row: K6 and cast on a further 150 or so stitches and continue until you have 10 or 11strands. The scarf pictured has 11 strands.
(The "Rose Medusa" scarf pictured is knitted on 4.0 circulars with 8ply. The scarf lengths vary from 145- 180 stitches)
Final row. Cast off all stitches.
The addition of a crocheted rose adds a beautiful feminine touch which I love.
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