Gosh! It has been a quite a while since I've posted here, beyond a few comments. So, I thought I'd best share a couple of recently completed projects.
The sweater is the Aran Raglan featured on the cover of a booklet from Patons titled "Men" (product #500840). Working on this project was a mixed bag of enjoyment and frustration, as well, it offered the opportunity to reacquaint myself with working with charts, and to improve my skills with knitting cables. I followed the pattern as written, but, extended the length of the collar by 1.5 inches. This provided extra height, and will delightfully cover the upper portion of the neck up to the lower jaw that is oft times left bare iether by the standard sized collar not being long enough, and with scarves having a tendency to shift during Winter activities. The yarn used was Patons Classic Wool in the colour Woodrose Heather.
The scarf is a basic 2X2 rib knitted on 2.75mm (US 2) needles (with a 1X1 rib over the first 4 and last 4 stitches along both sides). I used Mountain Color's line of Bearfoot yarn in the colourway of Moose Creek. The knitted dimensions of the scarf measure at 6.5 inches in width by 69 inches in length, and with the addition of fringe the completed length is 84 inches.
Initially I'd knitted both items to be coordinates with other garments, but, the colours of each compliment the other rather nicely that I'd decided to pair the two. I'm quite pleased with the final results of each piece, and am now quite patiently awaiting the arrival of (please don't yell at me for this four letter word) snow.