Madelinetosh Scarf and a CONTEST!

This has to be the quickest knit scarf I’ve done. One thing I don’t like about knitting scarves is that they seem to go on and on forever and …. I get bored. But this was fun and the open lace sections made the inches just fly by. This is Wendy’s Lace Stripe Scarf from Wendy Knits Lace. My copy of this book has so many page corners turned down that it certainly qualifies as one of my top favorite knitting books, even though this is the first thing that I’ve made from it. Oh, but there will be more! This is out of 2 skeins ofย Madelinetosh DK in the Plaid Blanket color. I’m thinking that it would knit up even faster in worsted (although I would alter the number of cast on stitches so that it didn’t get too wide.) It’s a scarf pattern that I can see making again, maybe in Madelinetosh Vintage or Dream in Color’s Cashmere Worsted. (Neither picture captures the color just right, although the top one is closer. It’s more of a deep forest green.)

So do you have a pattern that you have enjoyed enough to knit more than a time or two? What is it? Leave your answer in the blog comments and you’ll be entered in this month’s blog contest! We are drawing for two goodie bags (shown here). Each prize contains our Small Loopy Project Tote, a Loopy Travel Mug, a Loopy Heel Soak (hiding in the back of the bag), a Little Loopy, and a skein of multi-colored Wollmeise (each prize bag has a different skein – we’ll send you a pretty one).

Our official Colorado Loopy shop grand opening is this Saturday, January 28th, ย from 10 am – 4:30 pm. We will have an in-store drawing for two of these bags as well as giving away two of them here on the blog. We’ll announce the winners in next week’s blog, and will also contact you if you win.

I’m looking forward to hearing which patterns have captured your attention enough to make multiple times. I have several on my own favorites list! (Like these new Cloisonee Mittens out of Cascade 220. And wouldn’t you know, we just re-stocked all of our 220 colors? With 248 different color choices, I might get a little carried away with color combination options…)

Sheri whohassevenprojectsonthe”startrightnow”list


  1. Cast-on moebius scarf – made many in this pattern, using Schaefer yarn. Tricky pattern, at first, but by scarf #5, it was easier.

  2. I made several Flourish: A Knitted Triangle Shawl by Rose Beck as Christmas gifts in different weight yarns and they looked so different no one realized it was the same pattern. Now to make one for me.

  3. I tend to knit the simple patterns I manage to keep in my head (!), like a couple of the Noro striped scarves, 3×1 ribbed mitts (Baby Twist Alpaca–you can’t lose), and basic stockinette socks (lots, and I just started another pair). Looks like I like the plain knitting more than those beautiful stitch patterns!

  4. I knit about 3 dozen leaf washcloths (free pattern from Tricksy Knitter – beautiful), and gift bags for Christmas gifts. Not too sure I love it anymore!

  5. I’ve got a couple of go-to scarf patterns that are great repeats, because they look different each time, in a different yarn or different color, There’s a trellis lace pattern, and a diagonal garter stitch pattern, both of which I can practically do in my sleep, but every finished object is spectacular looking! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Hi Sheri,
    Congratulations on your grand opening :0) The most made pattern would have to be sheepy pants for my little boy by mandie Harrington, i have made them over 40 times as they fit great :0) For me, I have made Van Dyke socks by Wendy Johnson more than once and love them :0)
    Best wishes, Mel

  7. The pattern Moguls from last months creative knitting was so beautiful and fun to make that I will definitely be making it again sometime. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. I have knit too many pairs of Monkey socks to count. Don’t even need the pattern anymore! Also, am working on my 3rd and 4th Hitchhiker shawls.

  9. I am new to knitting so I have not knitted anything twice yet but I am working on a hat for one of my daughters called Smokey by Katie Harris. I already have the yarn for a second hat that I will cast on as soon as this one comes off. I love the look of lace that is so easy even a new kntter like me can do it.

  10. I’ve knit many Noro Striped Scarves and have one on the needles now. I’ve completed 10 hats the the Click for Babies project and am now finishing my fifth snuggle for homeless animals. Congrats on the new store!!

  11. I love Kate Jackson’s Poppy Beret! It knits up quickly and is super lightweight. Makes a great gift for even “non hat wearers” since it doesn’t give the wearer “hat hair” ๐Ÿ™‚

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