Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Sakura - revisited

Sakura scarf/shawl completed
March 2016
It was a lot of fun to knit this Hitchhiker scarf/shawl from the Cherry Tree Hill yarn. I was able to knit 37 "teeth" from the 420 yards in the skein.

yarn remaining from the 420 yard skein

As I neared the end, I began to weigh the shrinking ball of yarn. The pattern said 6 grams would be needed to do the last section. I was using smaller needles, so I marked the ball at 7 grams. The photo above shows that the end was a squeaker - 8 inches of yarn remained, and by the time I had woven in the end, I had 6 inches remaining.
This shawl/scarf is going to be a gift.

Knitting notes can be found on this earlier post.


  1. I think that might be one of the prettiest ones I've seen! (But I would have been nervous towards the end ...)

  2. Absolutely the perfect yarn to go with the perfect pattern, knit at the perfect time of year! Love it!!!

  3. Seems like it worked out perfectly—a beautiful scarf and nothing to put in the scrap bin.

  4. Your Sakura is beautiful. I always believe that a close call with yarn validates the fact that the yarn was meant for a particular project. Gorgeous shawl and no leftovers--it doesn't get any better than that.

  5. How lovely a perfect prayer shawl for someone:)

  6. Oh Nancy. How very lovely. The colorway is so spring like and magnolia tree like. ! Great finish. with the perfect yardage ending!

  7. Isn't that the BEST kind of project though? No waste!!!!

    Somebody is very lucky, Sakura is beautiful!

  8. Very pretty. And very fortunate to have just the right amount of yarn with no waste.

  9. This pattern is lovely with that yarn!! You cut it very close, though! Whew!!!


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