Birthday scarf

Today is the birthday of at least two people I love very much and have knit for and I can show you one of my knits so far. The other one hasn’t reached the birthday kid yet so I’ll wait to show you that on. I think the birthday kid should be the one to see it first, don’t you?

Well, today my friend Karin turns 30. I met Karin about three years ago when she succeeded me at a work place. We became friends very fast and even though we only met sporadically, we both have a lot of things to do and never enough time, I very much enjoy her company, turst her with anything and really value her friendship.

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As most knitters I show my love with wool and for the past week I’ve been knitting a scarf for Karin in the softest merino wool.

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Since I wanted her to have a gift to open on the day of, I made sure to finish it on Wednesday last week, took pictures of it, blocked it hurriedly, wrapped it in tissue paper and mailed on Friday morning.

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This is the Purl Ridge Scarf by Stephen West, knit with two skeins Rios from Malabrigo Yarns, color Pocion that Jenny graciously donated to me (thank you, sweetie!) in return for another two skeins when next time I happen to be in a particular yarn store a little further away.

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The pattern calls for seven repeats and has a finished width of 15 cm/6 inches but I wanted the scarf to work as both scarf and hat and also to use as much of the yarn as possible and ended up making 13 repeats instead. That would make for almost a 30 cm/12 inches width.

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I’m quite happy with the result and really hope that Karin is too. Hopefully this will keep her warm during the long and cold winter.

Happy birthday, sweet Karin!