Friday, 19 August 2011

FO Friday 19/08/11 - The Poodle

HELLO and a happy Friday, one and all! Before I show you today's Finished Object, I wanted to mention the new Rowan website which I discovered yesterday and posted on the CftC Facebook page. Many beautiful patterns are listed and to access hundreds of them (for free) you only have to register with the site. I'm sure some many of you would love the things on there, so might be worth taking a look over the weekend. Also The Campaign for Wool has some UK-wide events coming up in two weeks which I also thought worth a mention if you're near any major cities. And now, without further interruption, today's FO.....

Last night I reached the end of my ball of Noro and so the "Poodle" Scarf is done. In fact it's more of a scarf-ette. And it really needs blocking, but the wires I ordered aren't here yet so that will have to wait. I've genuinely been surprised by the amount of lovely comments about this as it's been progressing - I'm not entirely sure about it myself, which may well be due to it's current scrunched-up-ness.

If it looks nicer when blocked it'll be on it's way to someone as a little 'pick me up'. We shall see. Little Miss is currently wandering around with it across her tummy saying it looks like hers.

Here in it's poodle-like glory:
And on my grubby-faced pyjama'd model, because boys can also look great in pink!  
The Yarn: 
Noro Kureyon Sock in colourway S240 (possibly discontinued as I got it in the Noro Clearance at  Stash).

The Pattern: 
A few people asked for the pattern which is just a simple repeat of feather and fan/old shale so I'm sure you can find a proper pattern quite easily, but here's what I did from memory (I started this on holiday when I couldn't access my online patterns).

Using (multiple of 12) + 4 for your cast on (I used long tail cast-on and 64 stitches) continue as follows until desired length:
  • Row 1: knit
  • Row 2: k2, purl to last 2, k2
  • Row 3: k2, (k2tog x2), *(yo, k1 x4) (k2tog x4), repeat from * until last 6 sts, (k2tog x2), k2
  • Row 4: knit
Then use a loose bind off (and BLOCK... unless you like the poodle look!)
EDIT: This scarf was used in my blocking tutorial which you can find here and you can find other patterns and 'recipes' here


  1. L is such a cute model! :) have a lovely weekend xx

  2. I love it, and your model shows it off beautifully :D I'm sure you'll like it more once it is blocked too.

  3. I love the poodle. I need a poodle, going to make me a poodle. But to convince myself that I need to spend that much money on the stunning yarn, is going to take longer. With our exchange rate in RSA Noro is very expensive.

  4. He DOES look great in pink, although I think I detect a hint of mischief :)

    I think it's going to block beautifully - old shale always does, doesn't it?

  5. What a lovely little model for a lovely little scarf!

  6. I love the colours in this scarf. I've never seen or heard of blocking wires before, so will have a look at the link, but would like to see the process if your going to take a couple of pictures while doing it!
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Kier x

  7. Your "poodle" is lovely! I think it looks awesome. :)

    Thanks for the heads up on the Rowan site. I can't tell you how many times I've done pattern searches, found a rowan pattern, and it's only marked as being in one of their pamphlets that I never see anywhere. :)

  8. Boys definitely can look great in pink---that scarf looks stunning on your model! :D Or not on your model, actually, it's just a wonderful combination of colour and pattern overall. I hope the blocking goes well.

  9. Your model is adorable, cute cute picture. Love the scarf.

  10. as always your stuff is delish!!! i love reading your blog! oh & the model is so super cute! :)

  11. Lovely! Your model is so handsome too.

  12. What a handsome little model! :)

    The scarf(ette?) is so pretty, too.

    I hope your wires come soon -- the waiting game stinks if you ask me!

  13. :) I'm a big fan of anything with pink, so I'm very impressed with your scarf! Looks really great (and the model is very cute too)

  14. The colours in the scarf are gorgeous.

  15. I think it turned out great. I love the colors!

  16. Wonderful job. The colors are just amazing. Yes, real men can handle pink! So sweet and thoughtful of you to think of your friend.

  17. your scarf looks gorgeous finished - especially on such a sweet little model as well :)

    just registered on the rowan website - i think i'm going to lose my weekend to browsing round it!!

  18. Crochet with Raymond19 August 2011 at 20:44

    the colours are jsut gorgeous and it suits your son very much!!! :OD
    I'm sure it will make the recipient very happy XXX

  19. Ooh I have a little girl who thinks all things that I make are for her too!! That scarf looks great, I love the colour.

  20. It is gorgeous! And I think the little guy looks perfect in it! Too bad I can't stand to knit feather and fan. I guess that lapghan when I first started knitting did me in for that stitch.

  21. Beautiful! Love the colors and the old shale pattern. It is going to block out gorgeously. What an adorable little model, too!

  22. I love it! that would definitely make an amazing pick me up =)

  23. Stunning scarf. Thanks for putting the pattern up!

  24. I think it's already gorgeous as it is, so it can only look even more wonderful once it's blocked! :) Thanks for the link to the Rowan website by the way - that's added a few more things to my 'must crochet at some point' list, lol!

  25. Wow - thanks for all your lovely feedback. I have to say, I'm quite partial to the model myself, for me he's just perfect ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    The great news is the blocking wires have arrived - unfortunately Little Miss wants to "help" so it'll have to wait until she's in bed ;)

  26. Looks beautiful - I love the colorway!! Boys can look good in pink - especially when they are so handsome themselves!!

  27. That's a beautiful scarf, love it

  28. Love this, really pretty - and love your model too


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