Knitted Bow-knot Wisp Scarf

Do you remember the yarn stash explosion and how I’m knitting Rosemary a Wisp shawl? Well, it didn’t turn out quite as planned. The “shawl” was more like a wide scarf and since it was knitted in acrylic, I couldn’t block it to make it wider. I could have kept knitting and just gave her a normal scarf but I don’t think she would like it. I’ve never seen her wear a scarf but she wore a Fourteen neckwarmer last year. She likes the cold and doesn’t like anything fussy around her neck.

So I had to come up with an alternative very quickly. I was going to see her the next day! Coincidentally, Oiyi blogged about the bow-knot scarves she’s made and I had an AHA moment. Bow-knot Wisp!

Bow-knot Wisp

Instead of having a ribbed “knot”, I knitted it in a moss stitch.

Moss Stitch Bow-Knot

I was still anxious about giving the knitted scarf to her. What if she hates it? “There’s nothing more you can do now”, I consoled myself. She came over the next day in a bright pink top and her purple watch. So far, I was spot on with the colours she normally wears. I gave her the scarf and she wasn’t too sure about it. She smiled and thanked me, saying the scarf is pretty. The uncertainty was still there.

We went to the beach after lunch and she agreed to let me take photos of her wearing it. It was such a beautiful Autumn day and the metallic threads in the lacy scarf caught the sunlight and sparkled.

Rosemary Wearing Bow-knot Wisp

Rosemary Wearing Bow-knot Wisp

Rosemary volunteered to take photos of me wearing the scarf. The scarf matched both our tops beautifully.

Salihan Wearing Bow-knot Wisp

Salihan Wearing Bow-knot Wisp

She looked carefully at the Bow-knot Wisp around my neck. “It’s pretty”, she said, “now that I can see it better”. “It’s sparkly too”, she went on. You cannot imagine how relieved I felt when she said all that. She also appreciated that the scarf stays put and doesn’t move around like a regular scarf. Phew!

We went to the club after the photo taking, where she treated me to cakes and tea. Let me be more specific. She shouted me THREE slices of cake! I protested but she insisted that the two of us can easily finish THREE slices of cake. Nope. I could only finish two halves. Haha… Boy, were we full after that!

Rosemary @ The Mantra

In my next blog post, I will write up the knitting pattern for the Bow-knot Wisp. Have a lovely week and I’ll see you soon!

Related Posts:
Detailed Modifications to the Bow-knot Wisp
Yarn Stash Explosion


5 Responses to “Knitted Bow-knot Wisp Scarf”

  1. Nadine says:

    Very pretty scarf!

  2. That is so beautiful scarf! Nice job Salihan!

    Mette (Kukka-75)’s last blog post..some bad quality fotos =)

  3. Salihan says:

    Thank you Nadine and Mette!

  4. FatChick says:

    Wow Salihan, you have a great eye for color and texture coordination. The scarf is beautiful; it makes me want to learn to knit!

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  5. Salihan says:

    Thanks FatChick! I hope you do learn to knit some day! 🙂 Have a good week!

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