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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Shelter Infinity Scarf for Shelterbox

My new fundraising pattern for Shelterbox is now ready. I originally designed this shawl last winter but by the time it was ready for publication it was spring and I decided to delay it. Then I completely forgot about it. 

This gorgeous scarf is worked flat and the ends joined together at the end to make a long loop. The cables are worked on both right and wrong side rows making a double-sided fabric. Shelter can be worn in several different ways. Wrap it twice around your neck for a very warm cozy scarf:
Or wrap it twice around your neck:
 Or wear it as one long loop:
I knitted the original Shelter Scarf in Fyberspates Scrumptous DK and used 3 skeins for a very long scarf. I made this last winter for a friend for her birthday. She loved it but unfortunately a few weeks ago she decided to wash it and washed it on the wrong cycle and felted it. She can still wear it as a cowl.

 I'm very tempted to make one for myself. If I get time to do any personal knitting over Christmas this will be top of my list. I may make mine slightly shorter. You can easily substitute for different yarn weights too, just alter your needle size. The cable pattern is both charted & written out and the cables are very easy. This is the perfect project to practice cabling without a cable needle.

Below you can see how the fabric is double sided:
 I love this fabric and the colour:
You can download the pattern here or here (on Ravelry) and donate to Just Giving or see how much money we've raised here.

ETA:  I forgot to thank my testers who test knitted this pattern last winter/spring. Thank you very much to you all. I do rely on testers when I'm releasing a new pattern and I'm pleased that knitters are willing to donate their time to help a good cause. I'm hoping to release at least one new pattern for Shelterbox a year so this is a long term fundraising initiative.

Shelterbox do amazing work and respond to most major disasters around the world. They supply boxes containing tent and essential equipment for an extended family of up to 10 people. Check out their website to find out more of what they do.


Kardemumma said...

Thank you very much of nice pattern.

Ann said...

Lovely scarf & I love the stitch pattern. You are so generous to provide your design for a worthy cause.