Sometimes a punk needs a big red scarf…
Several weeks ago, a very dear friend of mine asked me to knit her a scarf. She knew that I knit, and she hadn’t been able to find the scarf she wanted, so she asked. And of course I happily agreed!
She picked out some soft, fluffy yarn from which I could knit my punker friend a punky scarf: Paton’s Melody in bright red, and Bernat’s Harmony in black. I knit them together; it made a nice marl, very rockin’.
My very bestest dog, Wembley, agreed. She kept trying to use the scarf as a bed…
…sometimes while I was knitting it. Nothing better than knitting in bed, watching some Buffy, hangin’ with my puppy!
And here’s the finished scarf. It’s giant. It’s huge. It’s verging on ridiculous. But she asked for an oversized, chunky scarf, and by gosh, by golly, that’s what she’s got!
Here’s Michelle’s scarf:
While we were at Michael’s finding her yarn, she says to me “Now we have to check out the Halloween section to look for skulls.” Because that’s part of the thrill of being friends with a punk: you’re always on the lookout for another good skull.
Which got me to thinking: a big marl-y scarf is nice, but one that comes with matching skull-adorned gauntlets, fab!!
So I used this pattern for the gauntlets (4mm dpn, casting on only 20 stitches) and I used this pattern for the skulls. This was my first colourwork attempt, so it was an interesting experiment. The wrong side looks rather horrific, all crazy strands going every which-way, but I think the right sides turned out well. I’m very pleased!
Here are some pics of the completed gauntlets, perfect for a rib-breaking mosh pit, or *ahem* catching a quick cig between bands at a show.