Wednesday, 31 December 2014


December and the pattern is complete, this month I used a simple combination of rib and cables which swapped over every few days:

 The whole scarf - 274cm (9 feet) in length:
In total I have used 1 bright blue ball, 1 3/4 pale blue balls, just over 2 cream balls, 1 1/2 pale grey balls and 1/2 a dark grey ball. Definitely more dry days than rainy ones, our fabulous summer certainly helped with that!!

Now to finish it off........

Tuesday, 30 December 2014


The penultimate month and a fairly simple pattern - 4 zigzags and moss stitch:

Just one more month to go - thankfully as it is getting really long now.......

Friday, 31 October 2014


With the arrival of October along came the cloud, wind and rain. Thankfully we spent a fabulous five days in Malaga with unbroken sunshine and temperatures into the 30s giving me a chance (maybe the last of the year?) for some bright blue days! I chose a simple pattern this month with a couple of ribbed cables and some diagonal stripes:

 The scarf is getting pretty long now, so I came up with a novel way to fit it all in to one photo......

Friday, 24 October 2014


September has been glorious - day after day of sunshine, it's just a shame I had to be in work! The pattern is called scotch faggot cable and has both lace and cable stitches, the repeats made it very easy to do:

It's getting difficult to photograph the whole scarf now, but I love the way you can clearly see what a brilliant summer we have had.


A week on a Greek Island has contributed to the bright blue week during this month:
I used a quite complicated cable pattern during this month, it was really tricky to keep on top of whether I was going over or under and exactly when I needed to complete each cable - I don't plan to use such a complicated pattern again during this project!

 The overall scarf is now a useable length - just another 4 months to go and I think it's going to be much taller than I am!!

Thursday, 31 July 2014


The lovely summer has continued, in fact it has almost been too hot on occasion - at least the schools have now broken up so I don't have to try and teach in this lovely weather!

This month I have completed some very wide striped cables, worked with 3 stitches:

The scarf is now getting so long it is difficult to fit it all into a picture:


June has been a lovely sunny month - hence the large chunks of pale blue. The pattern this month has been a pair of honeycomb stitch strips either side of two middle 5 stitch cables:

The scarf is now half way to the final length - if I go all the way to the 31st December it is going to be a very long scarf!!

Sunday, 1 June 2014


This month I continued with the simple 4 stitch cables, introducing the 'falling leaves' pattern into the 12 stitch sections:
A few nice sunny days this month!

As you can see the overall scarf is starting to get quite long now, I'm on to my second ball of cream wool already.........


The 4 stitch cable pattern has continued this month but I have included some very large k1, p1, cables over the wider sections:
 The whole week of cream rows shows the week of the Saharan dust cloud - we didn't see the sky at all that week! 
The overall scarf, should be a third of the final length by now......


This month I have kept the 4 stitch cables and used a ripple stitch for the 12 stitch sections, this didn't quite turn out as I'd anticipated but as is often the case I quite like the effect!

 The scarf so far, a quarter of the way through:

Sunday, 2 March 2014


I decided when I started this project that in order to help me see where one month ends and the next starts I would change the pattern at the start of each new month.
Here is a picture of February's rows, there are some dark grey rows in here - very heavy rain days!
The pattern for the month of February involves a mix of the four stitch cables and some woven cables made up of twelve stitches.
Row 1: p1 k2 *p2 k4cb p2 k12, repeat from * to last 11 stitches, p2 k4cb p2 k2 p1
Row 2: k1 p2 *k2 p4 k2 p12, repeat from * to last 11 stitches, k2 p4 k2 p2 k1
Row 3: p1 k2 *p2 k4 p2 k8cb k4, repeat from * to last 11 stitches, p2 k4 p2 k2 p1
Row 4: repeat row 2
Row 5: repeat row 1
Row 6: repeat row 2
Row 7: p1 k2 *p2 k4 p2 k4 k8cf, repeat from * to last 11 stitches, p2 k4 p2 k2 p1
Row 8: repeat row 2
These 8 rows form the basis of the pattern that was repeated throughout the month.

The scarf after two months:
At this rate I may not make it all the way through the year before it gets too long!
I now need to come up with another pattern for the month of March........

Thursday, 6 February 2014


For the month of January I have knitted two rows a day in the colour of the sky:
It's been a pretty grey month with lots of rain so I'm amazed there was any blue in it at all!

Row 1: p1, * k2, p2, k4, p2 repeat to last 3 stitches, k2, p1.
Row 2: k1, * p2, k2, p4, k2 repeat to last 3 stitches, p2, k1.
Row 3: p1, * k2, p2, k4cb, p2 repeat to last 3 stitches, k2, p1.
Row 4: repeat row 2.

These 4 rows were repeated throughout the month.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Choosing Colours

After the success of my 2013 project - 365 Granny Squares I have decided the my 2014 project will also involve wool, although I am hopeful it will be slightly less tine consuming!
This year I plan to knit two rows of a scarf every day, the colour of these rows will depend on the colour of the sky wherever I am at midday!
I have chosen five colours to signify the weather - a bright blue for a totally cloudless sky, a paler blue for days when there is just the odd cloud, a cream for mostly cloudy days, a pale grey for cloudy and a bit of rain and a dark grey for the truly terrible never stops raining days!
The scarf will be 54 stitches wide and knitted on size 4mm needles. I intend to change the pattern at the start of each month..........