First Commission

kevslocum's picture

Well, it's been a little while since I've posted anything on here, things always seem to get busy around February I guess. So this is my first commissioned project: a nice hooded scarf. It was fairly simple, but making the hood was definitely interesting, and I added some pom-poms to make it a little more fun. My guard instructor is the one who wanted me to make it too, I'd always show her some of my wips and she'd always joke about how I should start making stock and sell on Etsy. Then one day she said she'd ordered some yarn and wanted me to make a hooded scarf, so I did. Haha. But since I have school and barely any free time now, it took me about four days longer than expected, which kind of bummed me out.

Just a little edit: It took exactly 3 skeins of Bernat Softee Chunky on US 10's to make this with pom-poms and pockets.

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very nice. I bet you get

Very nice. I bet you get more requests once other people see it. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

MMario's picture

Four days longer then

Four days longer then expected? I've got stuff I wanted done in OCTOBER that I haven't completed....

Looks great, I am beyond impressed.

jessemkahn's picture

you DID mean a hooded

you DID mean a hooded scarf!! i confused myself for a moment. lovely, lovely work.

and i adore your nod to xanadu.

Chris Vandenburg's picture

Kevin, Nice work but what is

Nice work but what is that little hole on row 74???? An inadvertent yo??? Kidding.. it's fantastic!!!

TheKnittingMill's picture

Well done Kevin! Looks

Well done Kevin! Looks great!


Tom Hart's picture

Really, really beautiful.

Really, really beautiful. Great job. Really well done!

Buzzboy's picture

What a great looking scarf.

What a great looking scarf. I love the color.


Looks very lovely. I am

Looks very lovely. I am admiring all the even stitches in everyone's work. I look forward to learning and getting there myself. Remember to always take the time for yourself Kev. Easy to say, hard to do.

kevslocum's picture

The yarn's Bernat Softee

The yarn's Bernat Softee Chunky. I wouldn't mind making another one with a celtic knot pattern instead of the cables.

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albert's picture

It's really nice! What yarn

It's really nice! What yarn did you use?

Mnjack's picture

Kevin that is a great job.

Kevin that is a great job. It is very attractive and a good design, Nice work.

Bill's picture

Kevin, that's a wonderful

Kevin, that's a wonderful she loves it!