FO: Min Ulla Scarf

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After running out of yarn and ordering more, I finally finished the Min Ulla scarf on December 28th. This was such a fun pattern to knit- it took a long time but I never felt bored or tired of this project. The pattern is $6 on ravelry and it is worth every cent. There are tons of fair isle charts which I’m sure I’ll be able to incorporate into other projects down the line and the directions are succinct and well-written.
I loved working with this yarn as well. The darker color is Ella Rae classic heathers in Black-brown and the cream is Cascade 220. Both knit up really well and are pretty comparable (the Ella Rae wool is a bit cheaper). They’re also really soft after blocking.
Speaking of blocking, I had to use a ton of pins on this scarf. My tension wasn’t consistent so I had to block out the differences in width. Thankfully it worked really well and the scarf looks great now. It gave me a good excuse to try out the blocking boards I got for Christmas!

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Overall, I loved this pattern and would definitely recommend it!

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4 comments

  1. Alicia

    I feel your pain with the pins and blocking. I finally invested in blocking wires…much fewer pins to deal with. Don’t buy “knitting blocking wires” though, they are fairly expensive and you only get a few. I went to the local Airgas storefront (any company that has welding supplies will do) and purchased a pack of welding wires, stainless steel, no flux, 1/16″ (smaller is fine, but I like the 1/16″), for TIG welding. They were waaaayyy cheaper and, if I remember correctly, there were twenty-four 36″ wires in the pack. The only prep I did before using, was to wash them well with an old rag and some soap. There is a tutorial at http://anotherlongyarn.zinalee.net/?p=1902 that gave me the idea.

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