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Batik Scarf

by greenrabbitdesigns

You may remember the beginnings of this scarf here. Well I have managed to get around to finishing it and when I got started to it, it really didn’t take that long. It is knitted in Patons Batik yarn which comes in a variety of multi-coloured shades. The pattern is extremely easy to do with only 15 stitches on size 8mm needles. The pattern is on the ball band and it only takes one ball for the scarf. It is 80% cotton/20% polyester and the high cotton content means that it is lovely and soft and good for a scarf as it means no itchy, scratchy yarn around your neck. The colour range is great and you’ll notice that my choice has some duck egg blue in it (I’m sure I can get some help for this addiction!!).

Now when the autumn eventually arrives I’ll be ready with my new scarf! You’ll notice I said ‘eventually arrives’ as it is not here yet. Now autumn has been mentioned a few times in blogland already this week but I refuse to accept that it’s close. I mean look at the leaves on my tree in the top photo, lovely and green, not autumnal at all. Now don’t get me wrong I do like autumn. I love autumn colours in fact they are my favourite colours (apart from duck egg blue that is) but it has to be at least 6 weeks away!! We have to fit in the Indian Summer first. So we’ll not mention the ‘A’ word here for a few weeks yet. Probably by the time I get round to talking about the ‘A’ word everyone else will be beginning to talk about the ‘C’ word but don’t get me started on that !!!

Anyhow at least I’m ahead of the game for once with my new scarf. πŸ™‚

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27 comments

Justine August 18, 2010 - 8:31 pm

I love this scarf Vivienne and I too need one! Now before I rush and buy some yarn, tell me is the pattern easy to follow as I am a beginner! I love the bamboo colourway!

greenrabbitdesigns August 18, 2010 - 9:18 pm

Hi Justine.
I promise it is really simple. It’s a rib pattern wrapping the yarn round the needle twice on each stitch on one row and then letting the extra loop drop off on the next so that you get a long stitch. It grows really quickly. Easy peasy! πŸ™‚
Vivienne x

Mia August 19, 2010 - 11:58 am

What a pretty scarf! I was one of those who mentioned a-word at my blog earlier, I am sorry! And I have been thinking of c too but…We’ll have some summer still first? πŸ™‚

Have ans sunny day, Viv!

Yours,
Mia

greenrabbitdesigns August 19, 2010 - 12:36 pm

I forgive you Mia ! πŸ˜‰
Yes, lets enjoy some more summer.
Thanks for your lovely scarf comment! πŸ™‚
Have a good day!
Vivienne x

Jane August 19, 2010 - 5:06 pm

Lovely scarf and gorgeous mix of colours Vivienne, I also had peek at your crochet strawberry, how fab is that!!! Did you make a bag?
Glad to see more of the duck egg blue and as for the A and C word we are still having some Summer sunshine here in the South East. As to an Indian Summer…..bring it on!
Take care, Jane x

greenrabbitdesigns August 19, 2010 - 5:44 pm

Thanks Jane!
Yes I made a bag with the strawberry on it.
Glad you’re with me on the ‘A’ & ‘C’ words and are looking forward to the Indian Summer!! πŸ™‚
Enjoy your evening,
Vivienne x

Dani August 20, 2010 - 4:28 am

Hi Viviene,
I love the colors in the scarf it looks warm and cozy. I know what you mean with the blues kind there myself this year. I agree I think we push everything too fast. Enjoy the summer it’s not over yet! Dani

greenrabbitdesigns August 20, 2010 - 3:39 pm

Thanks Dani, so glad you’re with me on the summer thing!
Have a good weekend. πŸ™‚
Vivienne x

melanie August 21, 2010 - 3:01 pm

Hiya, theres an award for you to collect over at my blog πŸ™‚ xxxx

greenrabbitdesigns August 21, 2010 - 11:30 pm

Thanks Melanie! πŸ™‚
Vivienne x

val August 21, 2010 - 11:18 pm

Hi Vivienne, This is stunning and you say simple to make! It sounds as if even I, with my lack of knitting experience, could even attempt it. Do you know, I think I might …. I feel inspired! But as you say …. autumn is a long time away yet :0) But we can be ready can’t we!
I am so glad you like my little Bella, she is such a little character!
Have a lovely Sunday :0)
Val xx

greenrabbitdesigns August 21, 2010 - 11:28 pm

Hi Val, the scarf is so easy and quick to make, really!
I think Bella has the cutest little face. πŸ™‚
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Vivienne x

Tina August 22, 2010 - 8:40 am

So cool – and LOVE the colors! πŸ™‚

greenrabbitdesigns August 22, 2010 - 1:08 pm

Thanks Tina! πŸ™‚
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Vivienne x

Mrs Bun August 22, 2010 - 4:13 pm

I love seeing how different yarns knit up so thanks for showing your lovely scarf Vivienne. Know I wonder if it comes in dark teal colours?

X

greenrabbitdesigns August 22, 2010 - 5:28 pm

You’re welcome Lisa! Actually there’s quite a nice teal in the shade I used but all the colourways are lovely. πŸ™‚
Vivienne x

liset August 22, 2010 - 7:22 pm

Lovely! And the colours are beautiful..

greenrabbitdesigns August 22, 2010 - 8:53 pm

Thank you Lisette! πŸ™‚
Vivienne x

Jus August 22, 2010 - 10:12 pm

Hi, thanks so much for your lovely comment! I love the bentwood chair in your last post although to be honest, anything painted in that shade of blue would look fabulous!
Have a great week, x

greenrabbitdesigns August 22, 2010 - 10:18 pm

Hi Jus,
Lovely to have you ‘visit’ and thank you for commenting. I have a real ‘thing’ about duck egg blue I’m afraid!
You have a great week too. πŸ™‚
Vivienne x

bellaboo August 22, 2010 - 11:43 pm

Your scarf is gorgeous..love the colour choice and the fact it is so soft.I have bought scarves in the past and they have been so scratchy I couldn’t wear them.I hope we do have a bit more Summer to come as we’re off on our hols in two weeks!

Bedllaboo :o)

greenrabbitdesigns August 23, 2010 - 9:56 am

This scarf is so soft it will be a ‘definite wear’ come the colder weather!
I really hope summer stays for a while, we too have a little trip to London next week for 4 days so I hope it’s nice.
I hope you have a lovely holiday! πŸ™‚
Vivienne x

Simone August 23, 2010 - 2:43 pm

A lovely scarf. I am sure you will be warm and toasty when the ‘A’ word comes!!!x

greenrabbitdesigns August 23, 2010 - 3:01 pm

Haha thanks Simone, when it comes!!!!
Vivienne πŸ™‚

val August 25, 2010 - 5:57 pm

She just HAD to say a special Hello just to YOU!
You make me happy Vivienne :0) Thank you
Val xx

greenrabbitdesigns August 25, 2010 - 7:19 pm

Aw bless her, little sweetheart!! πŸ™‚
That’s a lovely thing to say Val!
Thank you! πŸ™‚
Vivienne x

Ilhamsyah January 17, 2013 - 9:37 am

Very gorgeous and the colors are so beautiful. Unique and creative πŸ™‚

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