Friday, 15 February 2013

Kendal Mint Cake Snood....a two hour knit.


Hello there, I hope you've all had a good week. I'm back today with a really quick knit. I have been so cold this week and walking around Cardiff, I realised I haven't got a knitted scarf.
So, when I got back, I started looking for a really quick knit. I found the Kendal Mint Cake pattern over on The Wool Sanctuary.

I love Suzie Johnson patterns, she has some fun, quirky and quick knits, she taught Kirsty Allsopp to knit on Kirstie's Homemade Home.

I started it at 4.30pm on Monday evening and finished it at 6.45pm, with a couple of little breaks so probably two hours of knitting.


The pattern called for 15mm needles but the largest I had was 12mm, which worked but I just had to cast on a few more stitches, I used Rowan Big Wool, which I had in my stash, I could of got away with one ball but I wanted it a little bit bigger but I've got quite a lot left of the second ball so will make a smaller version for my 11 year old niece.

Check out other FO's over at Tami's blog.


Have a great weekend.
xxxxDebxxxx

22 comments:

Kashi said...

I love it, I love the needles too. The color suits you. I hope you had a nice Valentine's Day.

Sarah ~ Crafts from the Cwtch said...

It's lovely! I totally need to make one of these :)

Stitched Together said...

Nothing better than a quick and useful knit in squishy wool on big needles - WIN!

thesnailgarden said...

Beautiful colour - it looks very cosy. Thank you for the hotel name and the tip about that website - I have been browsing already and dropping hints to my husband! :)
Best wishes, Pj x

HillyT said...

It's really lovely, the colour is great and it looks so warm and easy to wear.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! I love it!!

Babajeza said...

What a lovely project. It turned out great! Have a nice weekend and hopefully, it's cold that you can wear the cowl. Regula

Juls said...

fab!! Hugs Juls

Ira Huberts said...

Can't seem to figure out your knitting secret Deb, do you have little knitting gnomes working for you at night, lol! You are just soooooo prolific! Nice looking scarf! Ira x
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Tawnee Isner said...

Quick knits are the best, they make me feel so accomplished you know? I love the scarf

Chrisknits said...

Love those quick knits! It does look cozy.

Michelle said...

Two hours!?! Girl, you're a rock star! That's major fast, even for a quick, chunky knit. And, it looks great to boot!

Jazz said...

Awesom! Love the color and it looks so cozy.

Liberty said...

Very clever xx

Ros Crawford said...

You really amaze me ... this looks fabulous and will really keep you warm.

Heidi Kuijer said...

Love it and it looks so soft! I just bought 25mm knitting needles as I need one of the pair to make broomstick crochet lace. Those needles are huge! :-)

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi


Linda R said...

Looks so pretty my friend...

Hugs~

karisma said...

Gorgeous!

Kepanie said...

Bulky yarn makes such a fabulous knit. What a pretty and warm hug for your neck.

Lynnda said...

Yup looks so pretty my friend... love it Deb... hugs...xoxo

Evelyn said...

This is what I love about knitters... We need something to keep us warm and voila, we make it! Beautiful work, as usual, Deb!

joanne said...

That looks amazing and for such a quick knit would be good for last minute presents!! (Not that I ever forget a birthday!!)
I love the colour too xx