10.12.2007

Leper Bandage Scarf



I could bore you with a tedious update about my new unimproved busy life. Let's just say my three year old asked me yesterday, "Momma, are we ever not going to be in a hurry?"

On to the knitting. Look, it's not socks! This scarf is the Leper Bandage pattern I featured a while back, for as much as that qualifies as a pattern. At first I though, well, I can't make that as a scarf, it's just too icky of a connotation. But a dear friend reminded me that it's actually a really positive connotation. The power of all of the women around the world making something handmade to help so many sick people.

Do you ever feel like making a garter stitch pattern is just too apologetically simple? I thought about it, but I think it suits this lovely soft Malabrigo. Plus a big stretchy garter stitch merino scarf feels great. And it's such a happy color.

This yarn was purchased in Chicago, knit into the Grownup Bonnet (let's not dwell on that disaster!), and then frogged and knit into this scarf.



Edited to add:
Needle size US 8
1 3/4 skeins Malabrigo
25 stitches, just like the original pattern

8 comments:

amanda said...

just wondering how many stitches across your scarf is... and what size needles... because i totally want to copy you and make a garter stitch scarf out of my purple malabrigo.
imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?

Jessica said...

Sometimes simple is just what we need.
Great photos.

tiennie said...

Mmm....malabrigo! Beautiful color and scarf!

Ali said...

I hear you on the 'hurry' thing and I love your scarf.

Matt W said...

Wow, those really are great photos!

Katie said...

ack. hurrying- I feel like hurry is "the new black"- at least in my life. Love the scarf- makes me want to run and whip out the Malabrigo I have stashed... guess I'll have to hurry and finish my wips :)

amanda said...

thanks for the details! i started my scarf this evening. photos coming tomorrow...

mikodesign said...

the scarf looks great, and what great things you have found in the thrift store.