Pocket Scarf & Shrug

Pocket Scarf

Childs Pocket Scarf

Hi all,

Was going to upload the photos on Sunday, but managed to finish the Pocket Scarf and the Shrug today.

My daughter loves the pocket scarf, and is currently walking around the house in her pj’s and scarf. My friend Jess popped in today and showed me a small collection of teddy bear eyes and noses. Having this option proved beneficial for me, as my sewing details are not quite where I would like them to be. And after sewing the eyes and nose to the bears face, it the gave the bear a little character. She would not have looked as good with my attempted version of a french knot.

Teddy Bear

Teddy Bear attached to pocket

Pocket Scarf

Fits child 3 yrs +

The scarf could be made with different colours, the teddy bear details could be changed, or you could have something else entirely on the pocket. There could be lots of possibilities for this children’s scarf.
And I have the pattern for an adults pocket scarf, as well as a hooded & pocket scarf (which is done with really big yarn, which means to would be a very quick knit to achieve).
As you can see the clasp arrived from the States. It’s from the Nicky Epstein website, as she sells accessories like clasps, buttons and shawl pins to go with her knitwear. And with it I also received a free pattern, so great value of money. I would have loved to buy from Australia, but I couldn’t seem to find anything I liked. And even when I did check out the supplies at Spotlight, the range was very, very small, and to be honest the one clasp that I had found, was not great, and very expensive.
Leaf Clasp on Shrug

Leaf Clasp

Completed Shrug with clasp

I have really enjoyed knitting the scarf and the Shrug, as unlike the failed attempt at felting a bag went horribly wrong (in my opinion), these knits worked up well, look good as the finished project, and I can change the designs of both to suit individual needs, or to tweak the patterns to make them even better than they are currently.

I’ve also decided to design my own knitted bag. I looked for a couple of hours yesterday at various books, magazines and websites for a decent pattern to knit a bag for myself. And I couldn’t find any.
So in the words of my husband “it can’t be that hard to design a bag,” I am going to give it a go. Not sure when it will be finished, as I want to get different materials together to get the best look I can. Never done a bag design course, or in fact any fashion course (probably tell that in the jeans I’m wearing in the photo!), however I will put 100% effort into this, and I want it perfect before the big reveal. Hopefully by then I may have found a half decent yarn to do felting.
That’s me done for tonight, back to the needles for me.

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