Current Project: Blue Scarf For La Madre

30 Aug

So my mom, a.k.a. La Madre, doesn’t really like to wear scarves. But she loves anything I make (or so she tells me). So she decided it was absurd that I have not made a scarf for her and demanded one. So after spending tons of hours browsing patterns on ravelry, I came upon the lovely One Row Hanspun Scarf pattern by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee from Yarn Harlot. But because my mother is particular about putting anything around her neck, the scarf I am making is less wide an on the the thinner side.

I absolutely love this pattern, it is super easy and looks beautiful. I love it so much that I was trying to convince my mom she didn’t need this scarf so I could keep it!

The pattern can be found for free at:

Yarn Harlot: “One Row Handspun Scarf”

Blue Scarf For La Madre Details:

Yarn: Classic Elite: Classic One Fifty in River’s Edge

Cast On: 34 Stitches

Needle Size: US 7

Pattern Difficulty: Beginner

Please Note: Because this scarf in this yarn is on the thinner side it’s better suited for the fall.

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5 Responses to “Current Project: Blue Scarf For La Madre”

  1. Janee August 31, 2010 at 12:46 am #

    The scarf looks beautiful. And I have an idea. Since you probably wont convince your mother to let you keep it, you can always “borrow” it :-). Hehe. It is exactly what I plan to do with the scarf I am knitting for my mother. I’m knitting a seed stitch pattern, and its interesting that you mention that you are making one on the thinner side for your mother. My mom is very particular too, and in trying to find the right width for her scarf, I find myself having to decide whether I want to undo what I have already done because it’s turning out too wide. I casted on 35 stitches. I didn’t think it would be a problem, since I have casted on 36 on the garter stitch, and was happy with the width– not too wide, not too narrow. What didn’t process through my head (like the scattered beginner that I am) is that the width will vary depending on the knitting pattern you choose. I guess I will be undoing what I have done (talk about learning the hard way) and try casting on 32.

    • craftynycgirl August 31, 2010 at 1:03 am #

      Thanks for your comment Janee! If you are not alternating rows and doing the same k1, p1, k1, across every row make sure to cast on an odd number of stitches as you did before (casting on 35). I dont know how wide your scarf is, or what yarn you are using, but if you want much less width-wise maybe you should take off more than just three stitches. Good luck!

  2. severien October 13, 2010 at 2:59 pm #

    Very nice, I’m saving that pattern!!

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  1. WIP Wednesdays: Blue Scarf For La Madre Completed!!!!! « Crafty NYC Girl - October 6, 2010

    […] I finally finished Mom’s scarf. I am thrilled to be done with this just in time for the cool weather and just in time to start some new projects! I really loved knitting with Classic Elite: Classic One Fifty yarn and can’t wait to knit with it again. Stay tuned for my review of that yarn. If you are interested in making this scarf, here are the details from an earlier post “Blue Scarf for La Madre” Details […]

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