And with good reason – they're one of the best ways of closing that gap at the top of your collar. You know the one. Where that last snowflake just fell onto your bare neck. Or where the draught that's whistling across the common found a way to sneak in – brrrr.
This is the 11th in a 12‐part series looking at stitches from our Reversible Knitting Stitches book and items that can be made from them. Today I have chosen Irish Moss Stitch from Chapter 2 of the book and one of my favourite patterns of Anna's, the Vera Hooded Scarf.
It is a fairly easy stitch to work and has a very similar gauge to Stocking Stitch so can be used as a feature panel in a plain garment. The fabric has an interesting texture and would be a lovely choice for lap rugs and baby blankets.
The nice thing about a hooded scarf is that you don't have separate items to deal with, such as a hat and a scarf. So much easier to have them attached, and the Vera hooded Scarf has a generously sized hood which is easy to lift into place. Then when you reach a warmer location, you can slip the hood neatly back into place. However, even when the hood is down the scarf continues to hug your shoulders, holding in the warmth and helping to maintain your core temperature.
To read more about the Vera Hooded Scarf, please click here, and for details about the Reversible Knitting Stitches book, please click here.
Please click here to see the first of the blogposts and then follow the links through to read all the posts in the series. I’lll be back tomorrow for the last in this current blogpost series!
Until tomorrow – Happy Reversible Knitting!
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