Wednesday, 25 April 2018

WIP Wednesday: MacAskill Scarf

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Welcome back to another installment of WIP Wed! I'm actually quite thrilled I've been able to keep this going as long as I have, and I hope you folks enjoy seeing what I'm up to!

So this week's WIP is further progress on my MacAskill Scarf!  I know it doesn't look that different still. With the longer pattern repeats, it's hard to see my progress sometimes!(this scarf is one of those projects where I should be putting a marker in to mark my progress).  But, there has been progress, I promise!  This has become my knit night project. While it's not the most absolute, brainless social knitting, it's not bad, either.  The chart makes it easy to keep my place, and with 2 exceptions, the WS rows are 'knit what you see'. 
A blue bulky-weight scarf with a Celtic-knot pattern.  Laying underneath the scarf is a black cat, the cat's head is visible.

(And yes, the cat was 'helping' me take this photo,   I think she liked being under the scarf!)

Anyway, the yarn is *Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Superwash Bulky in "Fjord Heather", and the pattern is my very own *MacAskill scarf, available as a digital download, or as part of the *Windward Collection.   The needles are my maple-wood needles from Turn of the Century -- I don't usually do too much work with straight needles, but for a scarf, they work out fine, and I love the feel!

I'm still not quite to the 5th pattern repeat of the scarf, but it doesn't look like I'll need my last skein of yarn. (Which is good, because that yarn's since been earmarked for another project!)  So while this scarf hasn't been a fast knit, that's partially on me, since I've only been working on it off and on. Now I'm on a kick to clear out some WIP's, so hopefully I can do just that!  It's too late to wear it this year, but it can sit in my drawer and be ready to wear for next year.

I'd love to see if any of you have made or are making the MacAskill Scarf. So, if you are or have,  please, post your creations in the comments so I can "ooh and ahh" over them! (And if you haven't, that's fine too, I'd still love to see what you're making!)

As always, thanks for reading, and stay tuned for more WIP Wed!


  1. Love your cable work. Great colour too. Would look especially good with a navy coat.

  2. Thank you! I used to be so scared of cables, but now I quite enjoy them!

    And yeah you're right, it would look awesome with a navy coat.
    Now I'm thinking when it's done I should see how it looks with my indigo-dyed denim jacket! :)