Sparkly, furry scarf

A good friend and colleague of mine was invited to the wedding of another good friend and colleague.
He wanted to do something extra special, so we chatted about glittery fabrics. He managed to talk me down from a fully sequinned outfit, to a lavish sequinned scarf, with a fur trim (because winter weddings require fur trim)!

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I found this wonderful rainbow sequin fabric (one sided) on ebay, and bought three metres. My brief was Doctor Who meets Priscilla Queen of the Desert meets Rocky Horror.
I found some cream faux fur attached to a ribbon, and decided to double the fabric over lengthways so the scarf was reversable, and a little narrower. I used just over two metres of the fabric (the remaining bit has been earmarked for a skirt or something)!

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I was really pleased with how this came out. My poor hand turned machine did struggle a bit with two layers of sequins plus bulky fur, but valiantly battled on.

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Here are some pictures of it at the wedding – it had loads of compliments, and was quite a talking point! What do you think?

Many thanks to @j0nnymac and @MrJezzalinko for being such willing models.

Scarf work in progress

Here is a scarf I’ve been working on since the Knitting and Stitching show at Ally Pally.
It’s not for me, it’s for my lovely fiancĂ©, who picked the colours and stitch pattern. It will match the hat I made him a few years ago.

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The stitch pattern is (even number of stitches):
Row 1 – k
**Row 2 – p
Row 3 – k2tog
Row 4 – k1, pick up from horizontal thread, repeat to end
Row 5 – k until 1 stitch left, pick up from horizontal thread, k.**
Repeat from ** to ** until long enough.

My scarf is 50 stitches wide, and the yarn is Rowan Lima, on 5.5mm needles.
I’m switching the colour after every three iterations of the pattern. I’m leaving loops at the side where I’m not cutting the wool after changing colours – it looks a bit messy!

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