While we’re still on the subject of what I knitted for Christmas; here’s a scarf I knitted for my sister-in-law, the one who received the Bramble beret for her birthday in November. The scarf is knitted using the same yarn as the beret, Misti Alpaca’s Best of Nature Worsted, which is a truly gorgeous yarn, incredibly soft in an alpaca-sort of way, a real pleasure to knit with.
The Bramble beret pattern unfortunately did not come with a matching scarf. I could have taken the pattern and adapted it, but in the end I decided if I did that the scarf would not have been ready for Christmas so I just went with a lace pattern I found in one of my knitting books. The Fir Tree pattern is a simple enough lace pattern that worked pretty well on a long scarf, giving it a nice texture and bringing out the different colour tones in the yarn.
My sister-in-law really loved her present, she sent me a lovely thank you note for it. It’s always great to knit things for such appreciative people, isn’t it?