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Wrap Yourself Up in a Knitted Scarf

Dec 10, 2010

   
My favorite scarf! Cashmere goodness
in a beautiful color.



Lots of knitters stop knitting scarves after they become intermediate knitters—as beginners, we're encouraged to knit scarves to get comfortable with the knit stitch, and we end up with a lot of garter-stitch scarves in our scarf drawer!

I too steered away from scarves and moved on to hats, sweaters, mittens, gloves, socks, etc., but in the the last couple of years I've become a scarf knitter again.

I think scarves are a wonderful knitting experience for several reasons:

1. They're perfect knits when you want to make a cherished gift.

2. They're a good way to use single skeins of leftover yarn that have been sitting in your stash for too long.

3. They're a good way to use single skeins of luxury yarn that you're dying to try but can't afford to buy in sweater quantity.

4. They're a wonderful way to try new stitch patterns.

5. They're a super tool to use to try your hand at design! Just swatch the stitch pattern you like to see how many repeats you'll need in order to get the width you want, add a border if necessary, and knit, knit, knit!

I've knit so many scarves over the years that I have a bunch to wear throughout the winter. I love matching my scarves with outfits (and I love the compliments I get all season long!).

One of my favorite scarves is a Norah Gaughan design called Jyri (pictured above left). It's a lace pattern that's unblocked and the wrong side is actually the front. It's knit end to end, and I was lucky enough to have three skeins of Artyarns Cashmere 5 to knit it with. The scarf is so soft and warm—I've been wearing it a lot during the last few weeks of 20- and 3-degree days! But I can't wear the Jyri every day, so guess what?

I need a new scarf!

I'm in the midst of knitting two sweaters right now, and I like to have a portable project, too—one that I can slip in my bag to take with me wherever I go just in case I get a minute to knit when I'm out and about. Just one more reason to cast on a scarf project, right?

I need help deciding on my new scarf, so please take a look at the patterns below and help me decide which one to knit!

    
I love the quirkiness of the Fickle Fingers Scarf. It's a real conversation piece!

The Pfieffer Falls Hooded Scarf—a scarf with a hood—bonus!

Backyard Leaves is really classy, and I have a skein of green cashmere that would be perfect!

The Big Thompson just looks so comfy. I love a bias knit and the eyelet accent is really pretty.

Please leave a comment below to let me know which one is your favorite. I can't wait to cast on!

Cheers,


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Happy Karen wrote
on Feb 27, 2011 8:14 AM

I like Backyard Leaves the best!

Sheena wrote
on Feb 26, 2011 8:57 PM

Definitely the Fickle Fingers!!  I've been itching to do this one all winter, but would use a lighter weight yarn, possibly Artyarns with the metallic, such fun :)

scottielady wrote
on Feb 26, 2011 10:13 AM

Fickle Fingers tickles my fancy!

lindarumsey wrote
on Feb 26, 2011 9:44 AM

The Backyard Leaves scarf would be my choice. Beautiful and (all importantly)interesting to knit.

KKKKKK wrote
on Feb 26, 2011 7:46 AM

The best edging I know and constantly use when knitting scarves is:

Knit 3 (to 5) stitches as a border.  Slip into the back of the first stitch.  Knit remaining border stitches.  Knit pattern.  Knit all but last of border stitches.  Knit into the back of the last stitch. This gives a good firm edging.

Just as a comical aside:  My mother started my sister and me knitting when we were about 4 or 5 years old.  In those days penny suckers came on a little wooden stick.  Our mother sharpened one end of the stick, cast on with left-over wool  from one of her projects and we had what we needed for knitting little squares.  Waste not, want not!  Sucker sticks were our first knitting needles!

Georgia

ge678@yahoo.com

Elinore Jo wrote
on Feb 25, 2011 5:34 PM

I like the backyard leaves.

Sandi470506 wrote
on Feb 25, 2011 5:22 PM

the backyard leaves or Pfieffer Falls Hooded Scraf

Northam wrote
on Feb 25, 2011 3:14 PM

My choice would be the Backyard Leaves, a scarf you could wear with anything and anywhere.

Lee wrote
on Feb 25, 2011 2:45 PM

I love that scarf with a hood.  This post came at a time when I'm getting back into scarves too. I'm knitting a cowl right now and planning some scarves for the first time in years.

on Feb 25, 2011 10:54 AM

Definitely the BIG THOMPSON! It just looks so warm, toasty and comfy.

smhend wrote
on Feb 25, 2011 6:09 AM

Didn't we vote on this before? I love the Fickle Fingers scarf just because it is so cheerful and silly. Where can I get the yarn shown here?

Susan

Karin Soster wrote
on Feb 25, 2011 3:27 AM

Hi Kathleen

i agree with your comments entirely.  I never knitted a scarf until many many years after "real knitting" like complicated sweaters and cardigans, dismissing scarves as beginner's knitting only.  How wrong could I be!  I have come to really appreciate scarves and have become a convert to the degree my family and friends ask - "what - another scarf"!.   I can't get enough of them - they're quick to knit, with fantastic yarns and unique patterns that are available today, and they come out of the wardrobe much more frequently than my sweaters and cardigans which usually have to wait for a cool day and when I will be outdoors - air-conditioning everywhere has certainly changed our dress habits.  But scarves and other accessories provide an opportunity to wear your hand knits much more frequently which I thoroughly enjoy.    Kind regards, Karin  (Australia)

Grace@20 wrote
on Feb 24, 2011 8:17 PM

fickle fingers is my favorite

LyndaH@22 wrote
on Feb 24, 2011 7:42 PM

Definitely the Backyard Leaves scarf!

on Feb 24, 2011 5:17 PM

The Pfieffer hooded looks like the perfect scarf+ for this winter. Where can I get the pattern?

yarnchick wrote
on Feb 24, 2011 4:50 PM

Lynn D on 2-24-11

My vote goes to Backyard Leaves.  Use yarn you have in your stash!

on Feb 24, 2011 3:19 PM

I'd do the Pfeiffer Falls first, then the fickle fingers followed by backyard leaves and hope I still had one to wear after my family saw them

grandmadawn

zenadog wrote
on Feb 24, 2011 3:12 PM

I like the Backyard Leaves..it's just beautiful!

TARAF@9 wrote
on Feb 24, 2011 2:17 PM

Kathleen,  All of the scarves are so beautiful, it is hard to choose.  I would choose the Fickle Fingers Scarf for something different.  For something a little more sophisticated, I would choose the Backyard Leaves.  For that wrapped up feeling, I would choose the Big Thompson Scarf.  Oh, why not knit them all!  Tara F.

SandySthomas wrote
on Feb 24, 2011 1:24 PM

Which one did you end up making?

LindaHensens wrote
on Feb 24, 2011 12:48 PM

I love the hooded scarf myself. However, I think that my 2 choices would be that hooded on as my first choice, and then the really big blue one as the 2nd choice. Both of these are just incredibly beautiful. I am almost finished with a man's scarf that CO 55 stitches, and when I first started it I thought it was going to be really wide, too wide in my mind, and I almost decided not to CO on so many stitches.

I am glad that I stuck to the original pattern design because it really is a great scarf for my brother.. I think he will like it a lot, even if he can't use it until next winter! It has taken me a while to knit this because I keep messing a row here or there up and having to rip several rows out to fix it.. I am on the homestretch now, and I hope that I have it finished really soon!

Please let us know which one you choose!

Linda

MaddyP wrote
on Feb 24, 2011 12:25 PM

I love them all but The Pfieffer Falls Hooded Scarf is not only practical, it is also so elegant!  My second choice would have to be The Fickle Fingers Scarf - what a cutie that is!

Phyllis@17 wrote
on Feb 24, 2011 11:55 AM

I think you would be disappointed in the Pfieffer Falls Hooded Scarf. I made that one and if you really want it for warmth it gaps and lets the cold air in. As you see it in the picture is actually how it fits. It does not fit snug to the head and is not warm. I would love to make the backyard leaves one. Looks warm and pretty.

Morningdov wrote
on Feb 24, 2011 11:28 AM

Backyard Leaves is my choice.  Those leaves stood out before I even noticed much about the others except the hood with cables.

bunnyknits wrote
on Feb 24, 2011 10:44 AM

Backyard Leaves has my vote!

adrienne517 wrote
on Feb 24, 2011 10:43 AM

Big Thompson looks like the one I'd go with.  I'd like to try a bias knit as well.

PatB@37 wrote
on Feb 24, 2011 10:07 AM

Love the backyard leaves and the Big Thompson - wonder which I would do.

MaryD@148 wrote
on Feb 24, 2011 10:06 AM

I love the backyard leaves.  So neat.  I just might get that pattern to make them for gifts too!  

geetaranbhor wrote
on Feb 24, 2011 9:53 AM

I love both back yard leaves and Big Thompson. But my vote goes to.. umm... Backyard leaves.

cboxerman wrote
on Feb 24, 2011 9:50 AM

Backyard Leaves would look really good on you Kathy.  You could crochet a nice boarder on it to give it a more fancy look if you like.

CeceliaM wrote
on Feb 24, 2011 9:47 AM

I like both the Backyard Leaves and the Big Thompson but my favorite is Big Thompson.

LindaR wrote
on Feb 24, 2011 9:42 AM

Back yard leaves - it's getting to be spring and that scarf design seems to fit the bill

Velcro wrote
on Feb 24, 2011 9:23 AM

I like the Backyard Leaves and think it would look great the green cashmere yarn that you have.  Happy knitting.

on Feb 24, 2011 9:20 AM

I love to make scarves  using all my remnant yarns.  You can get very unique color combos, texture mixes that are very attractive and one of a kind.

soupyq46 wrote
on Jan 17, 2011 2:50 PM

How can I get the pattern for the Jyri?

soupyq46 wrote
on Jan 17, 2011 2:49 PM

I so want the pattern for the Jyri!!f  How can I get it??

soupyq46 wrote
on Jan 17, 2011 2:49 PM

I so want the pattern for the Jyri!!f  How can I get it??

soupyq46 wrote
on Jan 17, 2011 2:49 PM

I so want the pattern for the Jyri!!f  How can I get it??

soupyq46 wrote
on Jan 17, 2011 2:49 PM

I so want the pattern for the Jyri!!f  How can I get it??

KathleenE wrote
on Jan 3, 2011 6:40 PM

I vote for the Pfieffer Falls Hooded Scarf.  I love the idea of the hooded scarf.

Paula@3 wrote
on Dec 27, 2010 6:58 PM

I vote for the Pfieffer Falls Hooded Scarf.  What a deal!  Hat and scarf all in one for those cold winter days.

FrancieW wrote
on Dec 24, 2010 1:14 PM

Love Backyard Leaves, but the Fickle Fingers looks more "How did you do that?" interesting.

on Dec 21, 2010 5:23 PM

Backyard Leaves is my favorite - the other 3 all look way too bulky.  We prefer thin & lightweight, whether the scarf is going to be visible or tucked under the jacket!

pancharoo wrote
on Dec 21, 2010 10:03 AM

Do the fickle fingers! It is deliciously whimsical! I'm going to start one myself.

on Dec 20, 2010 7:30 AM

I am in love with the Jyri and want to make it RIGHT NOW.  My vote goes for the Fickle Fingers scarf, it just looks like fun to make and fun to wear!

PS  I always like your Clapotis as well.

Happy Holidays, Audrey

on Dec 19, 2010 6:14 PM

Definitely go for the hooded scarf! I had one several years ago & absolutely loved it. I'm looking for another one now.

JudiH@6 wrote
on Dec 18, 2010 3:18 PM

Pfeiffer Falls hooded scarf would be a wonderful new project especially suited for cold weather. However,  Backyard Leaves is a very classy scarf to make especially in cashmere.

diane@66 wrote
on Dec 17, 2010 8:42 AM

Love your sharing your information re new easier ways of knitting.  I am actually crocheting scarfs for Christmas gifts this year.  Simple patterns work up fast.  Would it be possible to give out the Jyri scarf pattern?  The edging looks interesting.  My choice for you to knit is the Backyard Leaves.   I prefer knitting, but  the pattern leads me to the challenge.  Thanks and Happy Holidays,  Diane

tinkknitz wrote
on Dec 16, 2010 2:29 PM

Pfieffer Falls Hooded Scarf for me. You already have a nice Cashmere. Big Thompson looks more like a blanket. Fickle Fingers looks fun and would get a lot of comments, but I'm betting Pfieffer Falls keep your neck and head warmer when outside.

susann@36 wrote
on Dec 16, 2010 7:21 AM

I like Big Thompson!

Jo AnnE@2 wrote
on Dec 16, 2010 12:51 AM

Definitely the FICKLE FINGERS scarf is the one to knit.  Looks like a great gift to knit for others, too.

on Dec 15, 2010 8:40 PM

I like the Fickle Finger Scarf. Seems easy enough and yet with a touch of challenge with the fingers cast on and then bound off again. I'd try it!

Deepbleusue wrote
on Dec 15, 2010 4:56 PM

Hey Kathleen,  

I've been wanting to knit the Backyard Leaves scarf for a while.  I'd love to see how it turns out for you.  Happy Holidays and Happy Knitting.   Suzanne

SandyS@3 wrote
on Dec 15, 2010 2:15 PM

I've made the backyard leaves twice for gifts. Both recipients love it! I vote for it. It really is a nice scarf. Not too big, not too thick, not too small. Go for it!

JodyH@5 wrote
on Dec 15, 2010 2:07 PM

The backyard leaves is very pretty.

cynthia o wrote
on Dec 15, 2010 10:43 AM

I like the backyard leaves

EssieB wrote
on Dec 15, 2010 8:12 AM

Big Thompson is looking just about right for our 15 degree weather in Chattanooga.  I love the diagonal drape of it.

Rho@2 wrote
on Dec 14, 2010 11:39 PM

Hi Kathleen,

The Pfieffer scarf would nice to have with all the chilly and windy weather we are having in Spokane this winter.  And it does double duty, so after knitting once, you have twice the reward!

Rhoda

on Dec 14, 2010 8:18 PM

Backyard Leaves.  --  Myra on Vashon

on Dec 14, 2010 5:13 PM

I love Backyard Leaves but I need something really warm, so I may make the hooded scarf for myself!

SusanL@113 wrote
on Dec 14, 2010 10:54 AM

I have to cast my vote for  the Ficle Fingers scarf. Made it last year in a variegated yarn. even added multicolored, mohair locks through body of scarf. Fun to knit

BEVS wrote
on Dec 14, 2010 8:37 AM

I'm from Minnesota.  For sure, the backyard leaves in some nice warm cashmere should be your choice.

sue@93 wrote
on Dec 14, 2010 8:06 AM

I like the backyard leaves one. I would like to have the pattern also. Is there a web site where the pattern can be found?

Veleria wrote
on Dec 13, 2010 10:34 PM

I think the Pfiffer Falls Hooded Scarf would be warmer and more functional in view of the cold weather you all have in the NW.  The Big Thompson would be my second.

LadyCraft wrote
on Dec 13, 2010 9:12 PM

Pfieffer Hooded Scarf - With those temperatures, you need to keep ALL your parts covered!

Zhenni wrote
on Dec 13, 2010 8:49 PM

The Big Thompson scarf looks wonderfully warm and interesting to knit.  I'd even like a crack at it!

Almae wrote
on Dec 13, 2010 6:26 PM

Where would I get the Jyri scarf pattern?

RobinJ wrote
on Dec 13, 2010 4:50 PM

I love Backyard Leaves but it (and the proposed yarn) seem too close to the Jyri so I vote for the Pfieffer Falls Hooded Scarf -- think how warm and cozy it will be.

DeeJ wrote
on Dec 13, 2010 3:17 PM

My favorite is Backyard Leaves.  

on Dec 13, 2010 12:12 PM

Thanks so much for all of your votes! I think I might do both the Fickle Fingers and the Backyard Leaves.

The Jyri scarf is in Norah Gaughan book 1.  Here's the Ravelry link: www.ravelry.com/.../jyri.

Cheers,

Kathleen

arielmarie wrote
on Dec 13, 2010 10:43 AM

I love the Backyard Leaves! I am a sucker for green cashmere!

NanetteS@5 wrote
on Dec 13, 2010 8:53 AM

fickle fingers scarf....looks so fun

curliecarp wrote
on Dec 13, 2010 7:34 AM

Backyard Leaves.  Definitely Backyard Leaves. You've already got the yarn!

ElkeB@2 wrote
on Dec 12, 2010 11:20 PM

The Big Thompson is my favourite ... it looks nice and very warm and in german we would say "kuschelig" ;-)

on Dec 12, 2010 10:59 PM

J'adore the hooded scarf. beautiful. Stunning for cold winter days. Though somehow the one calling to me for first dibs is the Backyard Leaves pattern.

Happy knitting.  Love them all and am partial to Nora's designs too.

from the westcoast of B.C.

mtknit wrote
on Dec 12, 2010 10:32 PM

considering the winter we've already had, and probably will continue--you'd better make the one that has the hood part. so Pfieffer Falls Hooded Scarf gets my vote for YOU to make.   Cheryll in Bozeman MT  (I have lived in Coeur'd Alene and know about your weather too)

nanlarene wrote
on Dec 12, 2010 10:29 PM

I vote for backyard leaves, but Big thompson is nice too. Leaves first then the Thompson. Have fun with whatever you dicide.

louise@20 wrote
on Dec 12, 2010 9:22 PM

The Backyard Leaves by far is the best

2labs4me wrote
on Dec 12, 2010 4:52 PM

I made the backyard leaves scarf and loved it!!  Lots of work and there are a few errors in the chart but a beautiful scarf when finished.

Amanda - Cumberland, ME

on Dec 12, 2010 4:05 PM

I like the Pfeiffer Falls Hooded Scarf best.  You would get the benefits of both a hat and a scarf.

on Dec 12, 2010 2:46 PM

I love the Backyard Leaves scarf - it's so soft and feminine looking!

Charrst wrote
on Dec 12, 2010 2:33 PM

The Pfieffer Falls Hooded Scarf is the one I like. Im always losing hats or am caught without a hat when temps drop so a hood scarf is a great idea...so great in fact Im working on one now!

Beth Amy wrote
on Dec 12, 2010 10:43 AM

I love the Bacyard Leaves scarf...it's beautiful.  

on Dec 12, 2010 7:14 AM

Backyard Leaves is definitely purse material for knitting!  The others look like they will be too bulky to carry around once they get midway to completion.  Unless... your purse is LARGE!  Then all of these are good choices.  Which do YOU like?

on Dec 12, 2010 6:47 AM

I just recently started knitting/crocheting again and of course the first thing I did was a scarf.  I love the Big Thompson one and its the one I plan on making.  Good luck in your choice.

ttgrny wrote
on Dec 12, 2010 6:11 AM

My pick is The Pfieffer Falls Hooded Scarf!

mkantonini wrote
on Dec 12, 2010 5:23 AM

It has to be Backyard Leaves with the green cashmere.

mammie carol wrote
on Dec 12, 2010 1:40 AM

Backyard leaves for me

mammie carol wrote
on Dec 12, 2010 1:38 AM

all lovely but it would have to be the Backyard Leaves for me

HeatherP wrote
on Dec 12, 2010 12:13 AM

Definitely knit The Pfieffer Falls Hooded Scarf! I keep wanting to make it myself but haven't made the time. It looks wonderfully cozy.

JoyceC wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 9:01 PM

The Pfeiffer Falls hooded scarf is the winner for me.  I like the cables and I like to have something to go over my head since it rains a lot here on the wet coast.

myknitsue wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 7:45 PM

I like the Fickle Finger one the most. I'm inclined to be different. I lean toward the unusual - different ones and a little challenging, too.

For second place I like the Backyard Leaves.

Susan

stella@9 wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 7:13 PM

backyard leaves is a perfect winter pattern

kaybel2060 wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 7:01 PM

Backyard Leaves is my fave! It's currently on my 'to knit very soon' list!

on Dec 11, 2010 6:44 PM

Fickle Fingers is my choice!

Martha Case wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 6:39 PM

Definitely the Hooded Scarf!  What a neat idea, keep your head warm as well as your neck and shoulders!!

Martha Case

Cydz wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 6:36 PM

its backyard leaves for me. when I saw it in green I knew that was it,

Maria@57 wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 6:30 PM

I really like the Backyard Leaves the best......don't like Bib Thompson at all - do love the cashmere look......

Maria@57 wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 6:30 PM

I really like the Backyard Leaves the best......don't like Bib Thompson at all - do love the cashmere look......

Liddlec wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 6:24 PM

The Hooded one, definitely!!

Liddlec wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 6:22 PM

The hooded one, definitely!!

Liddlec wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 6:22 PM

The hooded one, definitely!!!

FeliceG wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 6:14 PM

Backyard leaves wins hands down.  It's an indoor/outdoor scarf.  What could be nicer

LyndaH@22 wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 6:13 PM

Backyard Leaves is my favorite

lweber wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 4:59 PM

I like all of them, but I think the Fickle Fingers is my favorite.  It is so unique.

Krichter wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 4:53 PM

Backyard leaves is beautiful and if you have green cashmere, it's a no -brainer :-)

Ikeard wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 4:36 PM

The Frickle fingers scarf

MarcieF wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 4:16 PM

My two favorite scarves are the Fickle Finger and Backyard Leaves.  I've made both of them multiple times - one is perfect for one daughter and the other is perfect for the other!  They are great patterns.  I do have to admit that I wrote out the entire patten for Backyard Leaves because I hated following the chart.  I've used it enough times that it was well worth the work!  marcie

la jefa wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 4:06 PM

I vote for the Backyard Leaves scarf.  As someone else said, you already have the yarn (cashmere--yuuuum!) and the scarf is so classy.  You could never go wrong with this one.

bcs29 wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 3:57 PM

I vote for Big Thompson - love it - looks soooooooo cozy!!!

Mary@162 wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 3:13 PM

I love the backyard leaves pattern but have made the fickle fingers and it was FUN and so easy. Make it first and then concentrate on the other after the holidays. But that hood would be cozy and the thick comfy one ....make them ALL

PjB@2 wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 2:46 PM

I defiitely vote for the Fickle Fingers!  It's a stitch!  (Pun intended.)

I have made a similar scarf where you leave several stitches on the edge of the scarf's Bind Off free and help them release back to the Cast On.  One I left the loops and tied over=hand knots and one I snipped the loops for fringe.

pj stitches!

LyndaD@3 wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 2:23 PM

The Backyard leaves is very nice -- but I would love to knit the Norah Gaughan design called Jyri.  Is it possible to buy that pattern on your site?

Dusty wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 1:51 PM

The Fickle Fingers scarf is my choice.  It's funky enough to hold my interest, and yet seems to be a good "mindless knitting" project.  And it would look great with some jeans and a sweater.

BeveerlyK wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 12:55 PM

I like the Big Thompson.  It looks so cuddly and warm. It seems to be large enough to double as a shawl.  In fact, I think I'll knit this myself.  Bevy

eljulia wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 12:50 PM

i've been fascinated with the Fickle Fingers scarf since i first saw the picture of it months ago, and it's by far the most unusual looking one to me. i vote for Fickle Fingers, and not just for the name! haha!

HryPtrFn028 wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 12:29 PM

I've been dreaming about the Pfieffer Falls scarf ever since I saw it in the magazine.  If you start it, maybe I will too, finally!

on Dec 11, 2010 12:16 PM

I choose the Pfieffer Falls Hooded Scarf!  It looks deliciously cozy!!!

on Dec 11, 2010 11:51 AM

Love the Backyard Leaves...  Cabled Hooded scarf next...

on Dec 11, 2010 11:11 AM

Backyard Leaves is my choice for you. I love green. Lucky you to have an "exotic" yarn to knit this.

Zaz wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 11:08 AM

it's your scarf, you know what you want to be in it, but i personaly like the Fickle Fingers Scarf and i hate knitting scarves because they're a rectangle.

EstherW wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 10:59 AM

Hi:  The backyard leaves looks really nice.  Just imagine what it will be with your green cashmere!!  Great!!  Thanks for your e-mails.  I really enjoy them.  Merry Christmas.

Mary@266 wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 10:46 AM

I love the Big Thompson. Unfortunetly here in Tucson AZ that scarf would not get worn much.

ChenaB wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 10:32 AM

I vote for the Pfeiffer Falls scarf with hood

JanetM@61 wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 10:11 AM

Fickle Fingers hands down best for out of the ordinary

smhend wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 9:54 AM

I vote for the Fickle Fingers scarf, mostly because I appreciate its whimsy and love the colors in the yarn used to knit it. You'd have to decide according to what your wardrobe needs, but this one just looks like so much fun! (P.S. How do I get the pattern/yarn description?)

lacustodio wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 9:53 AM

Since you are looking for a portable project, pick the one that is going to be easiest for you to pick up and put down.  Since they are all of interest to you, going for ease of working "portably" might be the way to go.

Nettonya wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 9:32 AM

They are all spectacular scarves!  Time-conscious at this soon-to-be Christmas season, I would tend to pick the one that would take the least time to knit.  Suggestion: write the names of the scarves on slips of paper and fold them up and place them in a container.  Choose one.  If you are happy with that choice, knit it.  If you're not, choose again - until you get the one you REALLY want!  Even when I flip a coin over a choice, if I don't like the "answer", I choose the other one!  (We really DO KNOW what we wish to choose, so I suspect you do, too.) ;^)

karemel wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 9:15 AM

Definitely Quirky Fingers! It's so cute and interesting all at once! :)

mamacooks wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 9:06 AM

Hello,

Thanks for all you do, I have several projects going after not knitting for a long time.  I enjoy all of your articles and tips.  I just read the article today and I can't find the Jyri scarf anywhere.  Could you send a link for that scarf, please?  Thank you.  Merry Christmas.  

Janet aka mamacooks

PS Many warm and lovely items under the tree because of you!

LauraM wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 8:53 AM

Well. . . the hooded scarf is my personal fave, but since you already have the green cashmere that's "perfect", what more needs to be said?  Go, girl!

lovenonna wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 8:26 AM

LOVE the backyard leaves!

Kathy A. wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 7:45 AM

I'd definitely go the the Big Thompson.  Wrap yourself in luxury!

Melissa41 wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 7:34 AM

Backyard leaves...although they are all pretty, the hooded scarf though I like the idea, looks dated

janetburton wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 7:31 AM

definitely the Big Thompson scarf, love it

daxmom wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 7:23 AM

Either the Bacyard Leaves or the hooded scarf.

Sara@31 wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 7:20 AM

Fickle Fingers, by all means.  It is so cute!

GescheJ wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 7:00 AM

I wanted to knit the fickle finger scarf for ages... ;) This is also great for colourful (leftover sock-) yarns.

But backyard leaves is a great choice, too.

Gidget128 wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 6:54 AM

I vote for the Pfiefer Falls Hooded scarf.  It's on my to-knit list (much more fun than my to-do list).

I am also an intermediate knitter who has returned to knitting scarves.  When I visit a local yarn shop when we travel, I always buy "scarf yarn" as a souvenir.  Then I knit up lots of memories!

minster1 wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 6:47 AM

The Big Thompson is very nice, looks warm and easy.

pattih1 wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 6:44 AM

I like them all - but I'd do the Big Thompson! Second choice, Backyard Leaves.

Marty White wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 6:37 AM

You should just make another favorite! I would like the pattern! It seem to be one that could become my "favorite"! Tell us more!

Knitto wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 6:35 AM

Backyard leaves - perfect for this time of the year when most leaves are gone!!

JudyM@3 wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 6:32 AM

Definitely the Fickle Fingers Scarf. It looks like a sure cure for the January doldrums! I could not find the yarn online. Are you substituting another?

ribbet39 wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 5:55 AM

My pick is the Backyard Leaves. It can be worn any month.

Torluje wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 5:51 AM

Backyard Leaves is my favourite, Kathleen. I think the green would suit you also. Where I get a copy of the Jyri Scarf? Jenny

LisaE@14 wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 5:32 AM

fickle fingers!  so very cute.  off to search my back copies for the pattern!

Laura wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 5:14 AM

I vote for the Backyard Leaves.  It's one I've been meaning to make for myself.

LindaM@128 wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 5:10 AM

I love the Backyard Leaves scarf and with the cashmere that you have, wow!

The Big Thompson is just that... BIG. lol To thick around my neck.

I love the Pfieffer Falls Hooded pattern. I would make that one. In fact...I think I will!! lol

For those gray days the Fickle Finger scarf would sure brighten up any day.

Think, think, think!

The hooded scarf is the one. Can it be made in the cashmere?

halldavana1 wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 5:01 AM

Kathleen,

I like the Pfeiffer Falls Hooded Scarf.

Vana

PamelaT wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 4:33 AM

I like the fickle fingers but I think you are going for leaves.

webknitter13 wrote
on Dec 11, 2010 2:06 AM

I vote for either Backyard Leaves or Big Thompson.

greatharry wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 11:35 PM

My favorite would be one I could easily find the yarn needed for knitting it.  Some of the yarns are impossible to find.  If you do find the yarn, they only have 3 skeins of black left.  Patterns should provide several choices of yarns, including one in a yarn that is easily found and very affordable.

Many of us do not have the confidence or knowledge to look in a stash and pick out something that will work.  I don't have time to play around.  I just want to relax and knit something a little different each time.

Janice C. Paul

on Dec 10, 2010 10:59 PM

i love the fickle fingers scarf. but then the green cashmere in your stash is crying out for the backyard leaves scarf, isnt it?

on Dec 10, 2010 10:59 PM

i love the fickle fingers scarf. but then the green cashmere in your stash is crying out for the backyard leaves scarf, isnt it?

BeverlyB@17 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 10:56 PM

The Fickle Fingers of Fate, of course!  However, I would LOVE to do the Pfiefer Hooded as a knit-along.  Just the thing for us "Not beginner but not really confident" knitters out there.  Besides, a hooded scarf would be just yummy in the cold!

SusanT@27 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 10:28 PM

I love the Backyard Leaves scarf.  Second would be the hooded scarf.

kim@167 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 10:09 PM

i think the fickle fingers looks like great fun, but the pfeiffer falls hooded scarf is lovely and may be more useful to you living in the northwest.

on Dec 10, 2010 9:36 PM

back yard leaves - vary pretty

gustavus wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 9:34 PM

I love the Fickle Fingers scarf, because I love a conversation started.

cboxerman wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 9:34 PM

Backyard Leaves scarf is my favorite.  #1 & 4 will only look good on someone with a long skinny neck.  The hoodie is nice, but not a quick knit.  I think you will look nice with Backyard Leaves.  It has enough interest in it so it won't get boring which is a problem I have with long scarves.  I'm waiting to see which one you pick.

on Dec 10, 2010 9:29 PM

I love the Backyard leaves.  Try it, let us know just how much you enjoy the finished project.

on Dec 10, 2010 9:24 PM

Backyard Leaves...at least that would be my choice. :)

columbia87 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 9:20 PM

The Backyard Leaves would look beautiful

  DeeW

SusanF@19 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 9:20 PM

I vote for Backyard leaves

SarahT@2 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 9:08 PM

Hi, Kathleen,

I don't recall where you call home. If you are from a cold weather zone, I'd go for the hooded scarf. I'm in WI and with the temps we're expecting next week, that would be just the thing!

Still, my favorite is the backyard leaves scarf.

Have fun deciding!

SandyL@22 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 8:53 PM

My favorite would be the falling leaves scarff. It looks classy but could also be worn dressed down.

krismort wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 8:44 PM

I would love the Pfieffer Falls Hooded Scarf, in red or purple. It would go great with a couple of hoodless jackets I have. : D

mymomknits09 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 8:39 PM

I like Fickle Fingers. It's a fun name and a fun looking scarf.

pesto54 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 8:35 PM

Backyard Leaves seems the most versatile.

on Dec 10, 2010 8:30 PM

I like the Fickle Fingers scraf. Looks like fun!

Mitsuka wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 8:18 PM

of course Backyard Leaves! just  because it's beautiful.

patologica@2 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 8:18 PM

Fickle fingers!!!

mountyjoy wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 8:13 PM

Backyard leaves gets my vote!

Mary KB@2 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 8:13 PM

Kathleen,

I'd probably knit a "Little Thompson" scarf.  I really like the look, but right now I find that I'm expressing in finer yarns.  

I'd probably use the pattern with a sport weight yarn, adjusting the number of stitches & rows to get the size I want.

Mary Kay

Judy Jens wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 8:04 PM

I wondering how I could get the instructions for the blue scarf in the upper left hand

corner of this page.It stated Cashmere goodness and it was made in blue cashmerre.

Am looking for a pattern that would be good for a soft yarn.

If you could send me an e-mail as to how I can obtain the instruction it would most

greatfully appreciated.

Thank You so very much....Judy

Judy Jens wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 8:04 PM

I wondering how I could get the instructions for the blue scarf in the upper left hand

corner of this page.It stated Cashmere goodness and it was made in blue cashmerre.

Am looking for a pattern that would be good for a soft yarn.

If you could send me an e-mail as to how I can obtain the instruction it would most

greatfully appreciated.

Thank You so very much....Judy

Beth G wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:41 PM

Pfieffer Falls Hooded Scarf for beauty and utility.   Backyard Leaves for a little treat.  Don't tell me that you don't have yarn in your stash for both!!  :o)

kimveach wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:28 PM

Since you already have the cashmere, Backyard leaves would just be too irresistable for me not too start.

2nd choice would be the Big Thompson because it looks like it would really be fun to knit - would look good in a handdyed yarn too.

gramm wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:13 PM

I'm torn between the backyard leaves and the Pfieffer falls hooded scarf. Love the soft cashmere, but the comfy hood looks really nice and warm-just in case it's a little windy.

robsdolls wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:10 PM

I think Backyard leaves is the scarf you are looking for.   Very very smart looking.

                                              Robin L.

Michelle@113 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:09 PM

Knit the Fickle Fingers Scarf.  It is really different.

kwang wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:59 PM

Go for the backyard leaves.  I am planning to make one for my sister.

Denalicats wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:53 PM

BIG THOMPSON !!! Comfy cozy is the way to go.

LisaL@18 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:52 PM

I say go for it in The Big Thompson, so warm looking!!  Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!!

herwine wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:50 PM

I like the Fickle Fingers Scarf! I looks really cute!

SelmaJ wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:49 PM

I'd want both the "Fingers" and the hooded scarf, but since my ears like being covered, I'd do the hoodie first.  Selma

ReneeZ wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:42 PM

I vote for Fickle Fingers!  It looks like the most fun!

on Dec 10, 2010 6:31 PM

Fickle Fingers!  :)

jocharlie wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:31 PM

I like the classic elegance of the Backyard Leaves.

kwang wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:16 PM

Go for the backyard leaves.  I am planning to knit one for my sister.

kathleen@106 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:16 PM

I'd do the Backyard Leaves.... but all the librarians that work w/me voted for Fickle Fingers!

Halcyon@2 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:12 PM

My vote goes to the Pfeiffer Falls Hooded Scarf.  It's a funny coincidence that you mention it, as just three days ago (on my birthday) I bought some lovely Manos Maxima in stunning oranges and pinks and cast on for this pattern.  It's so bright and cheerful, it makes me smile just to look at it.  I can't wait to wear it!

Beehiveof8 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:12 PM

I vote for the Backyard Leaves!  Gorgeous!

Seeyehyo wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:09 PM

Definitelt Fickle Fingers...it looks like fun!

karenspils wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 5:56 PM

The Pfiffer looks like a different scarf from most of the scarves we see everywhere, likely to get compliments just because of the hood.  Besides, northwest is cold, windy and wet, a hood might be good for that weather.

Karen

Ann@156 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 5:41 PM

I really like the backyard leaves---but pfeiffer falls also looks interesting (and would be good in the Syracuse snow!).

How about knitting both???

on Dec 10, 2010 5:20 PM

LOVE the Pfeiffer Falls scarf

shellyjc wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 5:09 PM

The Big Thompson has more of a today look to me -- a cross between a shawl and a scarf. It would be great to take on a plane trip!

Suzi66 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 5:03 PM

I love Backyard Leaves.  It is gorgeous!

KarenS wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 4:54 PM

I am working on the Pfieffer Falls Hooded Scarf using Berroco's Remix for my niece. I am finished with the basic scarf part and it was a joy to knit. Now, on to the hood.

I think you will enjoy the project.

Janet@30 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 4:54 PM

Where would we find the directions for the Jyn Scarf by Norah Gaughan?

Thank you.

Christi@7 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 4:41 PM

Love Backyard Leaves,  that's my favorite.

Judy@326 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 4:40 PM

I vote for fickle fingers scarf.

babaemi wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 4:39 PM

I love backyard leaves. You should do that one and also make the pattern available as a free download. It is gorgeous!

babaemi wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 4:39 PM

I love backyard leaves. You should do that one and also make the pattern available as a free download. It is gorgeous!

Heather969 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 4:37 PM

the fickle fingers looks very cute, but very fiddly for me (lazy). So please try that so I can find out what it is like. Thanks, mate!

Christi@7 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 4:37 PM

Love the Backyard Leaves, that's my favorite.

MartiH wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 4:36 PM

Definitely the Fickle Fingers Scarf"!  It is whimsical and funlooking!  A must knitters who like to have fun!

tikibird wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 4:32 PM

Love the hooded scarf!

Nancyfromaus wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 4:28 PM

Dear Kathleeen,

I would go for the Backyard Leaves  pattern, seeing you have wool already, but it also depends where you want to wear it of course.  Happy knitting.

Regards Nancy from Aus.

mlmorphew wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 4:26 PM

My vote goes for the Hooded Scarf. I am a fool for cables and living in Alaska would knit this up in a heart beat to keep my head warm without too much hat head! (Girls with curly hair and hats are NOT a good combo. There is no fixing that mess!) I will say that it was a tough call since the fickle fingers scarf is darling.

Meredith

SarahD wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 4:23 PM

Backyard Leaves! A classy design in a luxury yarn will suit most occasions, day or night.

saturnine wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 4:22 PM

I made Pfeiffer falls just by looking at the images because i can't buy in foreign currency  and it's great . It's more of a winter scarf unlike the

Backyard Leaves which seem more autumn .

JeanneB@7 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 4:17 PM

Pfeiffer Falls Hooded Scarf - it's been on my "to do" list for ages

Ruckus wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 4:14 PM

I vote for Backyard Leaves.  They're all nice choices.  Enjoy.

kminneci wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 4:13 PM

I love the whimsy of Fickle Fingers; however, if time is of the essence then I would go for the Big Thompson.

AnneH@21 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 4:06 PM

I like Backyard leaves.  Lacy patterns like that always make nice scarves, but why not just design one instead?

JoanJ@14 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 4:01 PM

My favorite is Flying Finger Scarf, and I hope you post it as a free pattern soon.

Joan.

C. L.F wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 3:56 PM

I think the Backyard Leaves is the best of these four.

builttoquilt wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 3:56 PM

Kathleen.  The backyard leaves would look really elegant on you.  The green will brighten the dull Jan. and Feb. days.

sheilakiefer wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 3:48 PM

Backyard Leaves, definitely! In green it could be a reminder of Summer even when the weather is cold and grey!

JoyR@5 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 3:47 PM

I like 3 out of 4. don't like the ends on the fickle fingers scarf.  would like to do the backyard leaves or the Big thompson.  also think the hooded one is good but i don't get enough cold weather for it.  soooo go for the Backyard leaves!

Momofour wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 3:43 PM

I vote for the fickle fingers - so colorful and fun.  Can you tell me how to find the pattern for the Jyri scarf you mentioned?  Thanks.

tmsx6 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 3:40 PM

Definitely a scarf is a wonderful way to try out a new stitch. I saw the sampler scarf on the Knitting Daily TV show. I record every episode so I can pause them while I practice. I saw the seed stitch done and based on the great instructions it has become my favorite stitch for scarfs. It looks the same front to back but it a wonderful texture.

strabuls wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 3:38 PM

Backyard Leaves, definitely!  I love how the patterning shows up, and cashmere?  How loverly.  I, too, love scarves and keep making them in between larger or more intricate projects.  

Sally

kmmkimber wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 3:36 PM

Backyard Leaves

on Dec 10, 2010 3:33 PM

I am partial to hooded scarves so I vote for the Pfeiffer Falls hooded scarf. I do like the Fickle Fingers also. That seems to be a real conversation piece that would be fun to make for a number of my friends.

GerdaP wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 3:29 PM

Hi Kathleen,

I have knitted both the Fickle Fingers and the Leaves one. I would pick the leaves it has enough challenge to stay interesting but not too hard to be impossible!

Take care,

Gerda

alalmc wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 3:26 PM

Why choose just one? All of them are great and would suit different circumstances. I vote for knitting all three!!!

Grace McKee wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 3:25 PM

I like the elegant green cashmere one best.  Grace

dogsrbest222 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 3:23 PM

Either Fickle Fingers or Backyard Leaves.  They are both great scarves.

GinniB wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 3:18 PM

Love the fickle fingers!  The Backyard Leaves would be my second choice.

DMB Designs wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 3:17 PM

If you have the yarn to do the backyard leaves...do that one. But I have to say I really think the finger's scarf looks so cute and might be a lot of fun!!

~Dana

MaryE wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 3:13 PM

I personally would choose either the Fickle Fingers Scarf or the Backyard Leaves.  Depends on your mood, right?

rondaletts wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 3:13 PM

Preorder falls with the hood!

Celeste S wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 3:09 PM

Oh, the Fickle Fingers Scarf is my kind of scarf...fun and colorful! I'd love to spin up some gorgeous yarn for that one. Second choice is the Backyard leaves. Hey, you already have the yarn picked out  for it and the cashmere would be so delicious to knit and wear!

Either way, enjoy!

Celeste

ashbelis wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 3:05 PM

Backyard leaves is the one I'd recommend!

beckyeas wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 3:04 PM

I'd either downside the Big Thompson, or do the one with the yummy hood.

MarciaL@4 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 3:00 PM

I vote for Fickle Fingers!  H have the pattern in my notebook but haven't gotten around to making it.  Maybe I will put it on my   "To do in 2011" list!

                           Happy Holidays!

                                                  Marcia Loomis

PhyllisG@3 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 2:57 PM

You need to make 2 scarves... Fickle Fingers- just for fun... and Backyard Leaves with your green cashmere

anna@96 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 2:54 PM

I am torn between the Pfieffer Hooded Scarf ( although I would do it in sirilian or crimson depending on your coloring) and the Backyard Leaves. :)

on Dec 10, 2010 2:48 PM

Definitely Backyard Leaves! I love that one! :-)

Mrsb056 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 2:45 PM

Backyard leaves looks interesting to make and beautiful.  Definitely my choice!!

sue_dalton wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 2:36 PM

I am planning to make the hooded scarf myself. Very versatile and warm.

Sue

zoomama wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 2:35 PM

Fickle Fingers all the way!!

zoomama wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 2:35 PM

Fickle Fingers all the way!!

phaedra96 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 2:21 PM

I love the hooded scarf--I would make it for myself but have not yet tried cables!

Rowanss wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 2:21 PM

The Fickle Fingers, definitely! It looks like it's so much fun!

knitwear wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 2:21 PM

Backyard Leaves is timeless and elegant.  Definitely a treasure to own and gift that will delight.

shiphrah wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 2:18 PM

Backyard Leaves. I like Pfeiffer Falls, too, but I'm under the impression that it doesn't get all that cold where you are, so it isn't real practical. (Actually, I like the Quiviuk Webs Tam & Scarf a LOT - and that green cashmere would stand in admirably for the quiviuk.)

Rowanss wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 2:18 PM

The Fickle Fingers, definitely! It looks like so much fun!

quiltnanny wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 2:09 PM

My vote definitely goes to the Fickle Fingers scarf.  I love it, and since I live in Northern Canada, will be making it for myself as a project after Christmas.

MonsterAlice wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 2:08 PM

Backyard Leaves looks great, and if you like it you can knit another one in a different colorway. Plus, you already have the yarn, so you could start today!

SusanS@228 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 1:56 PM

Fickle Fingers gives me a smile -- a definite choice!

Tina@38 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 1:51 PM

I love the  Pfieffer Falls Hooded Scarf. Sometimes here in Ohio it is nice to be able to pull up that hood to keep warm. I love it!

KellyM wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 1:46 PM

Wow, they all have their merits, but the Big Thompson just shouts warm, cozy comfort! Regardless of your choice...have fun! I went back into scarf mode this fall and have had a blast creating new and interesting scarves to warm my friends & family!

DeniseMarieS wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 1:46 PM

I like the practicality of the hooded scarf, one less accessary to carry, or lose.

on Dec 10, 2010 1:44 PM

If you have a lot of wind in your area, then the hooded scarf will be super. If not,the falling leaves is gorgeous.

erikakane wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 1:42 PM

I like the Backyard leaves!

BrendaH@35 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 1:33 PM

The Pfieffer Falls Hooded Scarf looks like it would be perfect on a cold and snowy day; plus, you'd never lose your scarf.

MarjorieM@13 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 1:28 PM

I vote for Backyard Leaves.  You can't go wrong with classy and cashmere!

cece@3 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 1:28 PM

The Backyard Leaves.        I live in the U.P. of Michigan, practically in the woods, you know we get all kinds of cold, wintery weather, lots of snow right now.  I have recently revived an interest in scarves and am knitting one right now, the Backyard Leaves is lovely. Go for it!    cece

DonnaS@95 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 1:15 PM

Donna wrote

Backyard Leaves is my choice in that beautiful shade of green.

on Dec 10, 2010 1:14 PM

The hooded scarf is awesome--go for it!!

Linda E. wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 1:13 PM

Kathleen,

My favorite by far is the hooded scarf, best of both worlds!

Linda Eckenrode

Lesafer wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 1:09 PM

Maybe it's because I love the shade of green shown in the picture, but I vote for the Backyard Leaves.

MaryF@11 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 12:58 PM

I recently finished a shawl that looks like this Big Thompson scarf.  I made it out of Classic Elite "Vintage", and I wear it almost every night!  It is incredibly soft.

Mctiggs wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 12:57 PM

Hi Kathleen,  My favorite by far is the blue lace scarf you said was your favorite too.  How can I get a copy of that scarf?   If I had to choose another one, I go with the green leafy one... Maryanne McDevitt

on Dec 10, 2010 12:53 PM

backyard leaves

Lace8849 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 12:45 PM

I love Fickle Fingers! I knitted these little fingers on an alpaca wimple project, but it was lace-weight so each appendage was much, much tinier.  They're fun to knit & feel good to play with.

However, I don't think I'd want a bulky-weight scarf; I'm too short & prefer thinner, more fluid scarves. You could knit it with thinner yarn & more stitches, but your 'fingers' will end up smaller.

Judi Clark wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 12:41 PM

I'd make The Fickle Fingers scarf ... as a cowl, a spiffy neckpiece.  How?  I'd have to think a little ...

J Clark, WV

on Dec 10, 2010 12:38 PM

i think the Big Thompson would be perfect.  looks to be big enough for a scarf or shawl.

Xtine wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 12:35 PM

I like your favorite blue cashmere scarf! Could you share the pattern with us fellow knitters? I raise pygora goats and I think that scarf would come out nice in my pygora yarn...

Of the other scarfs I like the Backyard Leaves.

KarenG@4 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 12:34 PM

The Pfieffer Falls hooded scarf looks perfect to me.  It has everything all-in-one piece.   Seen too many of the fickle fingers scarf but it does look like fun - the Backyard leaves would be awesome in cashmere and the bias knit is intriguing.  Of course you could make them all and then you wouldn't have to make a decision!

I hate making decisions myself so I would start with Pfieffer then do the Big Thompson and then fickle fingers and last(only cuz I do not have a yarn in my stash for it) the Backyard Leaves.

peoplelover wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 12:29 PM

I'd go with the Fickle Fingers scarf - it's unique, cheery, colorful and adaptable for many occasions.

pohearn wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 12:25 PM

Definitely Backyard leaves.  your email convinced me to just order the pattern!

CaraV wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 12:24 PM

I made the Phieffer Falls scarf for my mother-in-law last Christmas. It was a fun knit, and it went a lot faster than I thought it would.

horselove wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 12:22 PM

I love the Pfieffer Falls Hooded Scarf. It looks so cozy and warm, and you wouldn't have to find a hat to wear!

lexikate81 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 12:21 PM

I like the Phieffer Falls Hooded scarf or the backyard leaves.  I may even knit either of those up.

Teri@12 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 12:18 PM

I vote for the Pfieffer Falls Hooded Scarf! I have seen one in real life and it is beautiful. I am going to get the pattern soon!

TeriEwart wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 12:15 PM

Big Thompson -- looks too cuddly not to !!

on Dec 10, 2010 12:09 PM

Backyard leaves for sure!!!!

Marja Strutz wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 12:08 PM

Go for the Backyard Leaves.

I'd like to see the Jyri pattern as long as it is a fairly easy intermediate pattern, that's a  lovely scarf.

Helene RL wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 12:05 PM

Backyard Leaves - ten years from now, it will still be in style!

(besides, I want to see your finished product; you see, I have some Madelinetosh yarn in shades of green...)

sixela wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 12:03 PM

Backyard Leaves :D

lakap wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 12:03 PM

I live in MN - definately the hooded one!  I think I might make one for myself too!  So many projects and so little time!

wackyro wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 12:00 PM

I vote for Backyard Leaves...that green color or darker would be perfect!  Maybe good project for a Knit Along??

idlehandsnc wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 11:57 AM

I love the Backyard Leaves scarf. I would love to see you make this one!

Anndixon wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 11:54 AM

For fun, the Fickle Fingers Scarf.  But for practicality, and style, I like the Pfeiffer Falls Hooded Scarf.  Finally a way to cover my head for warmth and protection without getting "hat head".  And no more leaving my hat behind at the movies.  Putting this one of my 2011 To Knit List!  Thanks for sharing it!

lemonade wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 11:54 AM

The Backyard Leaves is beautiful and I feel the green would really be nice for you.

aksam wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 11:52 AM

Backyard leaves, please! And I'd love the Jyri scarf pattern!

pat@284 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 11:52 AM

Imagine a cold, windy day -- your hat will blow off!  Unless you're wearing the Pfieffer Falls Hooded Scarf....

aksam wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 11:49 AM

Backyard Leaves, please! And I'd also LOVE the pattern for the Jyri scarf!

AnnR wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 11:47 AM

Backyard leaves and Fickle finger are my choices. I would make both.

What I really want to know is, where do I find the pattern for the Cashmere scarf that is pictured?

on Dec 10, 2010 11:45 AM

Green is my favorite color...and this one looks like a classic.  Go for it!

RobynM wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 11:42 AM

Go for the Backyard Leaves for sure -- the others are too bulky around the neck!

Robyn in BC

Jan B. wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 11:42 AM

What a tough choice!  I love the nmultiple colors--almost random appearing--of the Fickle Fingers, but could do without the fingers.  The Backyard Leaves IS elegant, and the Big Thompson just looks too big.

So I vote for the lovely Pfeiffer Falls Hooded Scarf.  The intricate cables are something I'd like to try, and you get a scarf and hat all in one!

Julknits wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 11:34 AM

Why not make all 4!!  If that's too much, I vote for Backyard leaves.

fanciflower wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 11:31 AM

I would DEFINETELY make the Backyard Leaves, since you already have the green Cashmere, it sounds perfect! Or..you could make the Pfieffer Falls Hooded Scarf if it is really cold in your area-it looks sooooo comfy. OR... for fun, the Fickle Fingers is totally cute! Otherwise, go for the Big Thompson with a color yarn that you could go right into spring with! Oh well, not much help, am I?

kathyahrens wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 11:28 AM

The back yard scarf

kathyahrens wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 11:28 AM

The back yard scarf

JudeM wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 11:21 AM

I've been eyeballing the fickle fingers for ages, but I'm currently knitting the Pfeiffer Falls scarf for a friend, and it's not only gorgeous in real life, it knits up quite quickly. It's got great textural elements. But really, Kathleen, these scarves have such different functions. It all depends on what you want to do with them. On the other hand, since you already have "too many" scarves, it doesn't matter what you make next, right? That's the beauty part...

phlame wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 11:21 AM

I like Fickle Fingers Scarf...I guess I just like the funkie stuff!

SusanS wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 11:20 AM

It IS  a difficult choice. I love the Pfieffer Falls Hooded Scarf - especially in the cold northwest, and it gives the option to use as hat and scarf or just a big fluffy cozy neckwarmer. The Backyard Leaves is indeed very elegant and since you already have lovely green cashmere. . . Maybe you'll just have to decide to make both! Happy knitting and best wishes for a beautiful holiday. I'm looking forward to the next knit-a-long.

horsefacesal wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 11:20 AM

Fickle Fingers for its uniqueness.

on Dec 10, 2010 11:19 AM

definitely fickle fingers

AnneE@4 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 11:13 AM

Fickled Fingers to be sure! It is way too fun

on Dec 10, 2010 11:00 AM

kathleen, what do you want to have?  elegance  ( backyard leaves), cuddly warm (big Thompson), seeriioous warmth (Pheiffer Falls), or sheer fun (Fickle Fingers).  I vote for fun!!!

JoyB wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 10:59 AM

Fickle Fingers would be my first choice, Backyard Leaves second.

umozabeads wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 10:57 AM

definitely the Big Thompson!!! It is really warm looking and fun to do!

JudyG wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 10:56 AM

I am voting for the "Fickle Fingers".  Looks like fun to knit and fun to wear!

Judy in Florida

AprilD wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 10:54 AM

Pfeiffer Falls all the way! Please please please please!

LadyKRose wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 10:52 AM

Fickle Fingers is fun.  Backyard leaves is elegant.  What are you looking for for this scarf?

I just started a bias scarf with ivory fun fur and Milan sock yarn in last year's christmas colors.  Hubby says it looks like candy canes.   And he's right.   Makes it fun to see this develop for me.

DianeL@30 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 10:51 AM

Backyard Leaves: The design is definately cashmere-worthy!

Plus, Annie Modesitte is a wonderful teacher and designer.

GraceB@8 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 10:50 AM

Fickle Fingers gets my vote.  I've given it as a gift a couple of times.  It is easy and works up fast.

cllincoln wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 10:38 AM

green leave cashmir

kiwadian wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 10:37 AM

 My favorite is the Backyard Leaves scarf.

BobbieKnits wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 10:35 AM

I really like the Backyard Leaves scarf.  Hmmm.  Maybe I'll make one for me.

BarbaraH@46 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 10:26 AM

People have loved Fickle Fingers when I've made it for them.  I love the look too.  There was something slightly annoying about knitting the fingers, but the enjoyment was well worth it.

Also, Catherine, I'd love to know more about how you adjust patterns to fit you.  I'm a plus size woman and get frustrated when the pattern size isn't quite right.  It seems you adjust many a pattern, and I'd love to hear how you go about it.

Thanks so much.

Hobbiegal wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 10:26 AM

The Fickle Fingers Scarf gets my vote.

on Dec 10, 2010 10:24 AM

I'm all for a fun attitude in the midst of the dreary NW winters, so I vote for the Fickle Fingers Scarf!

diannoe wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 10:23 AM

Kathleen, the Backyard Leaves in cashmere would be my choice for luxury and style!!  Dian (always with yarn in my hands)

CathyK@23 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 10:22 AM

Not knowing where you live climate-wise, my vote is for either the Backyard Leaves (looks good for many climates) or the hooded scarf if you live in really cold country.

For project portability, Backyard Leaves looks like it takes up less space.

I attend a lot of meetings for my work, and people have finally gotten used to seeing me knitting and taking notes at the same time.  Sometimes I can get a whole sock or hat done in one meeting!

on Dec 10, 2010 10:21 AM

The Fickle Fingers really stands out!

cookgyrl wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 10:19 AM

Such a hard choice.  Although torn between Backyard Leaves and the Pfieffer Falls Hooded Scarf, I would choose the Backyard Leaves because I love the pattern and like I am a sucker for trying new patterns.  -Theresa

Lauralynne wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 10:16 AM

Backyard leaves is just such a pretty design and the cashmere just sounds so warm and beautiful for this... that would be my choice.

on Dec 10, 2010 10:13 AM

I love back yard leaves. Right now I'm into knitting lace patterns, so that is why I picked that pattern.

Tamara@14 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 10:11 AM

Backyard Leaves ... I've tried starting this scarf twice and got stuck on the instructions, but would like to make it myself also this winter.

MeriT wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 10:11 AM

I love the lace and pattern in the Backyard Leaves.  It sounds like the border would add a bit of challenge to the project.  I like that!

judyroe wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 10:09 AM

The Backyard leaves of course.  If you have a choice between lace and something else, there really is no choice - lace always wins!

Judy Roe

HelenF wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 10:08 AM

I like simple so, Backyard Leaves is my choice.  Next would be Pfeiffer Falls Hooded scarf.  Can't wait to see which of the 4 you choose.

Cnotta wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 10:07 AM

My choice - Backyard Leaves.

kaatwood wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 10:05 AM

I love the backyard leaves scarf.  It is on my must knit list, so that is what I recommend.

Lois@3 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 10:03 AM

I have knit the Backyard Leaves scarf twice. It is a fun scarf to knit- challenging enough to be interesting, but not so complicated to be impossible to take along on a trip.

gabknit wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 10:00 AM

Backyard Leaves or Pfieffer Falls.

Big Thompson seems almost too bulky, and a bit plain.  Fickle Fingers doesn't seem warm enough.

I love the hood on the Pfieffer and it seems like 20 degree days really need a nice cozy hood! :D

sherryhaz wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 9:59 AM

The Big Thompson looks sooooooo warm and cozy.

Sue@276 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 9:58 AM

Hi Kathleen:

Well it seems to be a choice between Fickle Fingers and Backyard Leaves, so I suggest you make them both!  :)  I would love to see what you do with the "fingers" one tho'.

take the challenge and do both!!!

EllenF@3 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 9:56 AM

Backyard Leaves would be my choice. I love the color.

on Dec 10, 2010 9:55 AM

All four scarves look great.  But the Backyard leaves in green cashmere would be just yummy!

bessT wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 9:55 AM

I'd say you should make 'Fickle Fingers' (hands-down! lol ), make it long  and wear it in the wind so that the fingers flutter ;)

I would add a finger fringe too.

Heatherjb wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 9:54 AM

I love both the Big Thompson and the Backyard Leaves.  I had a hard time choosing, but I think I like Backyard Leaves the best, so elegant and classy and soft!

Ester Reis wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 9:54 AM

Tough decision to make! But I would like to try the Big Thompson cause I never knitted a bias pattern! Also It's winter for you already so...this is one more reason to try the biggest one! ;)

kathleen@98 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 9:54 AM

Hello Kathleen!  

Love your name- which is also my name.  Also love your dedication to the art of knitting and learn so much from your regular posts.  I too am in the midst of 'Christmas knitting' and have already given up on my ideas about that 'perfect throw' for my son-in-law in favor of a quick knit scarf.  Of your choices for yourself, I vote for the 'Fickle Finger Scarf', having seen and loved it before.  I want to do one for myself.

Kathleen in Cape Charles, Va.

on Dec 10, 2010 9:53 AM

Anything knitted with Quivit is wonderful.  I've been using a blend of quivit and angora that is just super - so soft and warm!  

DorseyMae wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 9:53 AM

I like the backyard leaves scarf...

LaurainATL wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 9:49 AM

Big Thompson - Big and cozy and long enough to wrap over the head when some head coverage is needed.

EdyH wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 9:48 AM

The Backyard Leaves is so pretty, definitely my choice.

Ronne wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 9:47 AM

And the winner is!!!!!!! Fickle Finger Scarf.  I love a quirky scarf and I do knit alot of them (I make them up as I go along- like a fringe on the side of scarf instead of the ends). Scarves rule!! V

SusanC@159 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 9:45 AM

Please make the Fickle Fingers Scarf! And maybe give us some ideas about alternate yarns! Thanks!

jordana2 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 9:39 AM

Backyard Leaves is my choice.  Classic, enough of a pattern to be slightly challenging, and it would look good in colors other than green!

RobinP@14 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 9:39 AM

Backyard Leaves!

llpawlett wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 9:39 AM

Backyard leaves is so beautiful.

christys@3 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 9:38 AM

(1) Pfeiffer Falls Hooded Scarf for classy and cuddley, but that (2) Fickle Fingers Scarf is really funky and fun, like for a holiday party. The Backard Leaves pattern IS cool, but I tried it and it requires a LOT of focus. I couldn't hack it and had to give up. :-(

ewb605 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 9:35 AM

I vote for fickle fingers, which i am working on as well. It is even more interesting if you make the fingers different lengths.  I would also like to see the Jyri pattern or at least info on which pattern book it is in.thanks

MicheleM@3 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 9:34 AM

I love fickle fingers!  It is funky and fun!  definitely adding it to my to-knit list!

julesey wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 9:34 AM

Backyard leaves if you feel the need to knit classy and fingers if you are feeling funky!!

MarlynB wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 9:34 AM

Backyard leaves.  Green would look wonderful on you.

on Dec 10, 2010 9:33 AM

The BIg Thompson looks a lot like the oscilloscope shawl in the Fall Knitscene- just in a long rectangle instead of a triangle. And it is SO squooshy & comfy, I think that would be the one to do.

Except that I like the Pfieffer Falls Hooded scarf too. I've seen other photos of it, so I know what it looks like, but I agree with other comments that the photo you used in the email doesn't let you see enough to make a decision. But either of these would be so warm and comfy.

Any photos of the Jyri ON you? It's kind of impossible to see what it looks like in a pile like that, and I'm eager to see the lovely cashmere modeled.

AmandaG@7 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 9:29 AM

I love the Backyard Leaves.  It looks so classy that it could be worn anywhere.

knitz4sanity wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 9:29 AM

No question about it!!  Backyard leaves is beautiful.

Well they all are, but really - ByL.

drsph wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 9:28 AM

My favorite is BACKYARD LEAVES.

bdg148 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 9:28 AM

Pfeiffer Falls Hooded Scarf is my choice..it's beautiful and will keep your head warm because heat escapes through your head.

bookgirljen wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 9:26 AM

I like the Backyard leaves scarf - i wish i had green cashmere - i'd make one myself! Maybe i'll have to get myself a treat!

travelbug3 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 9:25 AM

I like the backyard leaves scarf.  Will we be able to get the pattern for free or are all your knitting projects patterns for sale only?

AmyH@70 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 9:25 AM

I think the Backyard Leaves is the scarf you should knit! Happy Holidays!

Amy

MMMBaker wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 9:24 AM

I like the backyard leaves too- but the hooded one looks nice too- but couldn't  see the details well enough.

PattyS@2 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 9:22 AM

I am really torn between the Pfieffer Falls hooded scarf and Backyard Leaves.  Either of those would be a great addition to a scarf wardrobe.  But -- now that I am thinking "scarf wardrobe" -- I am going to vote for the Pfieffer Falls hooded scarf.  While you have lots of scarves, you probably don't have a hooded one that has pockets to boot!  It looks so warm and perfect for these cold wet days we are having.

KathyB@76 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 9:17 AM

Backyard leaves!

KarenY@10 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 9:16 AM

Love the look of Backyard Leaves.

Kate26 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 9:14 AM

Love the backyard leaves scarf -- so elegant and the perfect size for a scarf.

AnneP@44 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 9:13 AM

I love the backyard leaves! Anne P.

LauraL@17 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 9:13 AM

Well, I'm in the mood for a hooded scarf, so the Pfeiffer would be my choice right now.

That Backyard Leaves has been begging me to knit it for quite some time though, so....

annagales wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 9:13 AM

I have knitted the fickle fingers scarf and it is fun, but for a veteran knitter, I think the backyard leaves scarf would be more interesting and soooo classy.

ChristineM@4 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 9:11 AM

Fickle Fingers, hands down!  Great scarf on many levels!....a show stopper, conversation starter, cute as can be and warm to boot!

vehuddle wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 9:09 AM

I like long, cozy scarves, so I like the big Thompson.

nikkilynn wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 9:09 AM

Definitely the backyard leaves. It's so classy!

on Dec 10, 2010 9:07 AM

Looking at all four together, my eye keeps going to the Pfeiffer Falls Hooded Scarf.  I love the texture and drape.  And as you say, the hood is a bonus.  It's a "two-fer."

Brigitte@11 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 9:06 AM

Definitely the Pfieffer Falls Hooded Scarf - so cozy!!

on Dec 10, 2010 9:01 AM

Hi There, I would like you to knit the Pfieffer Scarf - it's beautiful, difficult to hole your interest as you knit and would be doubly useful as a hood and a scarf

on Dec 10, 2010 8:59 AM

Consider the process as well as the product. Do you want something simple to carry with you? Do you want something that requires more mental engagement? Which scarf makes you feel good? AND: why choose just one?

Jsummerside wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 8:58 AM

I vote for the Backyard Leaves.  The Big Thompson is too much like the garter stitch scarves of your memory.

Since you have Backyard Leaves in the mix, you obviously are very familiar with the book, Scarf Style.  I just finished the pattern from the book- Midwest Moonlight, by Ivy Bigelow.  I knit it from one skein of Kaufi (Danish self-striping), adding 8 stitches for a total of 57stitches, on a size three.  It turned into a beautiful scarf of gradually changing colors of purple, black and gray.  It is just wide enough to be able to throw around your shoulders as a wrap, but also great as a wide scarf.  It is 100% wool, but very light weight.  My 16 yo, Ellen, snatched it up when it was finished!

It was just challenging enough to have to focus. (YO, K2tog can cause errors in stitch totals if not careful), but easy enough to not need a pattern with you.

Good Luck!

Cordially,

Joan Summerside

Golden Valley, MN

RuthSC wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 8:57 AM

I vote for the Pfieffer Falls hooded scarf!

cdawnhill wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 8:55 AM

CAN'T BELIEVE HOW MANY COMMENTS YOU HAVE ALREADY!!!!  We are an obsessive bunch, aren't we.

margiev2 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 8:55 AM

I love the Backyard Leaves - I've been eyeing it myself!

LindaM@2 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 8:54 AM

I've been eyeing the Fickle Fingers for ages but afraid it would drive me nuts.  So please knit it and let us know if it makes you crazy or if you are crazy about it!

habage wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 8:54 AM

They're all wonderful--here in Texas I wouldn't need the hooded one, but when I lived in Massachusetts it would have been perfect. I think the choice is a matter of personal style plus geographical need!

on Dec 10, 2010 8:53 AM

Backyard Leaves!

sarawutzke wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 8:53 AM

I love the backyard leaves scarf, but mainly because it seems like the most practical (while still beautiful) one instead of one that is a statement. Looks like i have something new to cast on with the cashmere I just bought!

cdawnhill wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 8:49 AM

I whole heartily recommend the Pfieffer Falls hooded scarf.  I have just finished knitting it.  The pattern is interesting to knit and it is gorgeous!

lindylee wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 8:49 AM

I think the Pfieffer Falls Hooded Scarf is my choice, the fickle fingers looks fun though.

Linda S.  from Clover, va

sandicox wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 8:48 AM

I love the quirkiness of fickle fingers, but backyard leaves is so lovely and would feel so nice around the neck.  It's really a hard choice, though, and I like something about all of them

on Dec 10, 2010 8:48 AM

Definately backyard leaves - looks soft and feminine.

What is the pattern name of the Norah Gaughan lace scarf you made in blue cashmere?  I love it!

themcmillin wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 8:47 AM

How could you NOT use that cashmere for the lovely Backyard Leaves???

JudyW wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 8:42 AM

You will love the Backyard Leaves scarf!  It is very versitile and quite fun to knit.  Be sure to do the slip stitch edge, which wasn't in the original directions.  It makes an elegant finish.

ejfalke wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 8:39 AM

I like the Big Thompson!

LindaT@3 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 8:39 AM

There's not one in the group that I wouldn't want, but the Backyard Leaves has been on my own wish list for quite a while.

LisaM@134 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 8:39 AM

Hello Kathleen ,

I think you should knit the "Backyard Leaves" scarf, it looks lovely and I think from what you have writen that this the one you are leaning towards. Enjoy !

Best Wishes from the UK,

Lisa

maryfc1 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 8:38 AM

backyard leaves is so pretty, and you already have the yarn!

So true about the beginner garter stitch scarves :)

sfaddies wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 8:37 AM

I like the Pfieffer falls Hooded Scarf. All the rest are just scarves but the hood makes this one different.

DonnaM@6 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 8:37 AM

Fickle Fingers is my choice, but I wonder if the ends could be pointed and have the fingers along the a pointed edge instead of straight across and no fingers along the ends.

djofwh

JoAnne@68 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 8:36 AM

Backyard Leaves would be lovely.  I am a fair -to- middlin' crocheter seeking to

get back into knitting after manny years, wih a weakness for cables.  I like making

scarves (and baby clothes) for the reasons you listed.  I have the pattern but have

not tackled it yet.  I really enjoy this site, keep up the good work.

joannegrubb@earthlink.net

moshkr wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 8:36 AM

Backyard leaves or big thompson!

Alexzandra wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 8:35 AM

I have to vote for the Backyard Leaves.

Donna Rust wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 8:32 AM

I love all the scraf patterns, but my favorite is the one you love, The Nora Gaughan  "jyri scraf".  Is the pattern still available? If so I would be interested.

momnart wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 8:27 AM

Backyard leaves would be my choice.

varney wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 8:26 AM

I liked fickle fingers scarf

Diane@139 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 8:21 AM

Kathleen-

I'd like to see you do the Fickle Fingers scarf, and I'd like to see a photo after it's done!  All of the fingers make it look very "friendly!"

Diane

orstiggy wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 8:20 AM

I've made Fickle Fingers many times, but didn't know anyone else did.  I can't read a pattern to save my life, so I wing it!  If it's fun with a scarf you're wanting, this would be my choice.

robin@73 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 8:18 AM

I like the backyard leaves and you have the bonus of already having the yarn!

thuralia wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 8:16 AM

The Pfeiffer Falls Hooded Scarf would be such a beautiful way to beat those really cold days you're having. Romantic and feminine, yet it shows off your knitterly skills too-- what a lovely combination!

Darlene

DianaC@2 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 8:15 AM

Definitely the Pfeiffer falls hooded scarf.  Since one loses so much of one's body heat through the head, it's practical and beautiful!

CherylK@3 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 8:14 AM

I would love to try back yard leaves and fickle fingers looks fun too.  

Cheryl

SaraK@14 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 8:07 AM

Fickle Fingers looks like so much fun to knit.  That's my choice!

kellyjbk1 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 8:05 AM

backyard leaves, especially since you have cashmere

Kathyw2010 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 8:05 AM

I like the looks of Backyard Leaves, so would offer that one for you to try!

dumbcluck wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 8:01 AM

I vote for the Big Thompson. It looks so cosy and warm.

PeggyM@23 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 8:01 AM

Backyard leaves is my choice, I think it is a beautiful scarf you could wear even after removing your coat

DebF wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:59 AM

The Fickle Fingers scarf looks like the most fun by far!

Maida wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:59 AM

I think Backyard Leaves is good for you Kathleen because you probably drive a lot and it is not bulky so would not bunch up and be very comfortable in the car.

dgoric wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:57 AM

My preference is the backyard leaves in cashmere.  You will get more use out of it as it can be "dressed up or down".  Add a gold or pearl stick pin or wear it plain with jeans!

jmjohnson wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:56 AM

I think the Backyard leaves is the one.  It's so pretty, and as you said - classy.  I have thought about knitting that one myself.

RenayL wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:54 AM

I just started Backyard Leaves and am loving how it's turning out, so that's my vote!

woolwoman wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:52 AM

Looks like the backyard leaves is a popular choice and logical since you have a lovely green yarn you can use.  i'm also looking for a scarf to use up some MalaB sock yarn in orange - not anything too complicated.

LoisC@8 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:52 AM

Fickle Fingers is my vote.  Made it.   Fun to knit,  fun to wear.  Plan to make it again someday.   I also knit scarves as my portable project.

on Dec 10, 2010 7:52 AM

Oh, The Big Thompson for sure.  If you think it's cold now ...

Second choice is Backyard Leave; I can just feel that green cashmere around my neck!

Jan HP wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:51 AM

Backyard Leaves-without hesitation!!!  Go for it!

SallyG wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:50 AM

The Fickle Fingers Scarf is a great portable project. I knit it in wool that I had dyed in a workshop. My short color sections worked well, and I think longer color runs (as pictured) also show off the fingers. I chose to use 7 inch long needles so the ball, the needles and scarf-in- progress fit into a small bag that I use to carry along for what I call my "purse knitting". No pattern necessary once the knitting is established.

Mooseheavy wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:50 AM

I like the hooded scarf best!! Have fun!

Mooseheavy wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:49 AM

I like the hooded scarf best!! Have fun!

Pamela JA wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:44 AM

I think that the Fickle Fingers scarf looks fun and frivolous!  It has my vote!  Enjoy :)

edy50dr wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:44 AM

While they are all very appealing, I vote for the Pfieffer Falls Hooded Scarf. It is quite chilly and windy here in the northeast today and the hooded scarf just seems to strike the right note with me. While I almost never wear a hat (have big head), this would be perfect if the weather turned inclement.

khevans wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:44 AM

Karen E

I strongly vote for the Backyard Leaves. It is the most versitile.

DianeD@10 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:43 AM

Backyard Leaves, definitely!!!!!

KatherineM@3 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:43 AM

Go for the Fickle Fingers Scarf. It's fun to knit and more fun to wear!

Emly Dye wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:41 AM

THE FICKLE FINGERS!! Because, let's face it, knitters are a bit fickle!!!

Terry@2 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:40 AM

Backyard Leaves is far and away my favorite (and that would be my first choice if I had green cashmere waiting in my stash)!

khevans wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:40 AM

Karen E

I strongly vote for the backyard leaves. It is the most versitile.

Rory wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:40 AM

Big Thompson.  It looks so cozy for those cold days.  I think I will knit one myself!

elizaduckie wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:38 AM

I've knit Fickle Fingers and it's relaxing and fun to knit. I've knit it more than once in different types of yarns and needle sizes and all my choices have turned out soft and fluid -- not stiff like the picture looks. On one or two I added fingers to the bottom and top edge and liked that change also.

But Backyard Leaves is my favorite look, a little lace and so pretty -- who could resist?

on Dec 10, 2010 7:36 AM

Leaves!

armajeja wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:34 AM

Backyard Leaves

Jackie Mae wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:32 AM

I choose backyard leaves, lovely.  Merry Christmas

SarahS@3 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:32 AM

For a portable and super cute knit, I vote for Fickle Fingers!

toodles wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:30 AM

Backyard Leaves catches my fancy... A lovely lacy pattern but not too fussy.

Enjoy!

Esther S

knotallthat wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:29 AM

Backyard Leaves, definitely

JaniceH@12 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:28 AM

fickle fingers - I'm just re-learning to knit - I knitted in Girl Scouts 30 years ago. I plan to make this after I make a few more dish cloths and neck warmers.

GmaKat wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:27 AM

I think Backyard Leaves would be fun to knit and to wear.

deHaas wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:26 AM

I would knit the fickle fingers scarf, it looks interesting to knit and I would love the conversations that would start when someone notices the pattern.

alough wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:26 AM

Pfieffer Falls Hooded Scarf

sharim630 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:25 AM

I vote for the Backyard Leaves - Ive been wanting to make this one myself!

MaryM@2 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:25 AM

I'm partial to the Backyard Leaves - attractive, slim enough to fit under a coat collar or on its own over a sweater.

Pamela@60 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:24 AM

I would like to know where to get the pattern for the blue cashmere Jyri scarf.

I vote for the fickle finger scarf - it is definitely something people will take notice of and will be fun to wear.

DallasB@2 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:24 AM

I vote for backyard leaves!  It is so pretty and I love the way it drapes.

MichelleL wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:24 AM

Hi Kathleen,

I like the Big Thompson.....what color are you choosing??

JoAnnaL@7 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:20 AM

Backyard leaves is my favorite. Can't wait to make it. I'm a new knitter and am sure I can handle it!

Mardi@3 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:19 AM

as cold as the winter has been already. My vote is for the hooded scarf

teawalls wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:19 AM

I love the idea of a bias scarf so my vote is for the Big Thompson.  Fickle Finges is cute for a teenager or younger.

paintermom wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:19 AM

Backyard Leaves is my first choice, followed closely by Big Thompson.  I suppose it depends whether you want something elegant for indoor/outdoor use or just something big and warm for outside.

dkgirod wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:18 AM

The Backyard Leaves gets my vote.  It's exquisite!

vaudy wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:17 AM

Backyard Leaves--I've loved it ever since I first saw it. Big Thompson is a close second, though.

DeniseM@48 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:17 AM

The backyard leaves scarf is beautiful! Might make it myself :-)

NancyH@102 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:17 AM

I love the Backyard Leaves! I might just have to make it myself!

vayankee46 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:15 AM

Definitely Backyard Leaves!  Such a pretty pattern and, like you said, classy!

SusanH@6 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:15 AM

I've made the Backyard Leaves scarf. It was fun, but I found the repeat way too long to memorize, so I had to really pay attention to the chart -- not a travel project. So, I vote for the Big Thompson. The diagonal knit will make a lovely drape, the eyelet accents are really lovely, and it will be super cozy. I'm sure you'll have fun with whichever pattern you choose.

Roma@5 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:12 AM

I would say the Backyard Leaves...the others are a bit overwhelming don't you think?  

LeonaDelcore wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:12 AM

Fickle Fingers Scarf it the one!  It looks quirky & fun!  I want to knit it too!!

MarilynF@6 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:11 AM

I love the fickle fingers scarf

RobertaS@20 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:11 AM

Kathleen....  I definitely vote for the Backyard Leaves scarf.  I think it is the prettiest of the four and it looks like it would be fun to knit.  

I am planning to knitup the Nomad Hat and Scarf from the pattern that I purchased last winter!   I will be using Katia Peru for it.

Now back to my Christmas Knitting!

Roberta

Michelle@35 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:10 AM

I love the Pfeiffer Falls hooded scarf with its cabling and texture.  They provide added warmth for those cold winter days.

AnitaD@2 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:10 AM

Definitely Backyard Leaves (anything green and with leaves) and Fickle Fingers. Both of these are on my list!! Anita

jtilton99 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:05 AM

I like backyard leaves. The links from the email itself didn't want to work, so I went to the blog itself. Those links are working.

J Tilton

on Dec 10, 2010 7:04 AM

I love the Backyard leaves pattern.  Is this a free pattern for the rest of us to knit?

ASchindler wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:02 AM

I vote for backyard leaves. Gorgeous!

SorenM wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:02 AM

i just finished a version of pfeiffer falls with a thinner, shorter scarf because i only had one ball of hand-dyed yarn someone had made for me, and i LOVE it. the hood is so adorable and snuggly. So i vote that!

herbe80 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:02 AM

With a snow storm on the way, my vote is for "Big Thompson"!

karijuan wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 7:01 AM

I vote for the Fickle Fingers Scarf. Love the fringes.

RavenS@2 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:46 AM

I like the Pfeiffer Falls hooded scarf is my fav, followed by Backyard Leaves and Big Thompson.

Alby1983 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:45 AM

Backyard Leaves gets my vote.  Show us when you finish, green cashmere would be beautiful!!

by the way Backyard leaves is getting the most votes!

lisams wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:43 AM

I'm voting for Backyard leaves.

I love leaf patterns, and green cashmere is soothing and luxurious - so that's my pick :)

ruth@95 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:40 AM

I love the backyard leaves

Carla@4 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:40 AM

Oh, Backyard Leaves!!!  Beautiful, classy, elegant, warm. . . yeah, that one for sure!

granmaknit wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:39 AM

I vote for backyard leaves, I love classy!

Kerry Dunn wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:39 AM

The Big Thompson or the Hooded scarf.  I'm eyeing the Big Thompson downsized in Berroco's Lustra yarn, I have some at home that's been staring at me while I decide what to do with it.  

Sue Clark wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:39 AM

Well...everyone is going to pick "their" favorite - ask yourself what is "your favorite" from the ones to select from!!! What would make you the happiest with wearing it!!! I vote hands down for the Fickle Finger Scarf - its so original and FUN!!! We all need some fun in our lives is my motto - will this pattern be offered online for free?  Its really cute...Good Luck

Sue

on Dec 10, 2010 6:37 AM

It's very cold in my neck of the woods right now, and Big Thompson looks good to me.  It looks warm and comfy.  I think Big Thompson should be your next scarf.

Karen R. wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:37 AM

I think the Pfeiffer scarf is a real plus to anyone's wardrobe. It is pretty and sounds comfortable. I've been missing the Friday free pattern, maybe this one could be for this week?

JuliaM@4 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:36 AM

I like both of these two: The Pfieffer Halls Hooded Scarf and Backyard Leaves. If you have enough yarn to knit the Hooded Scarf I would make it. If not make the Backyard Leaves if you have the perfect color for it.

sis@7 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:35 AM

I would love to see the pattern for the Cashmere Goodness Scarf,anyway we can have that pattern?

I'm just learning to knit and it is beautiful.

on Dec 10, 2010 6:33 AM

Backyard leaves...it's a classic and can be worn with just about everything. And on cool days as well as cold days.

on Dec 10, 2010 6:31 AM

I think that I really like Backyard Leaves, but like so many of Interweave' patterns, I cannot see enough of the scarf to tell. I have seen many Interweave patterns that I might like to buy, but I cannot tell enough from the pictures to know what I would be getting. I am not going to pay the price of the pattern just to get a sense of what it really is. It is totally frustrating. For example, it would be so helpful to see Backyard Leaves laid out as well as wrapped around a neck. Is there some reason they don't want to have more than one photo per pattern?

thanks, a frustrated reader

JoyceB@38 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:30 AM

Hi Kathleen! I vote for the hooded scarf. Just made a nice "dressy" coat for myself using the same idea- a classic wool coat that's just above my knees, with a shawl that is sewn into the back neck seam only. It's perfect! Scarves can leave the back of your head and neck exposed, classic hoods are open in the front. The hooded scarf is closed in the back and can be wrapped around the front for real warmth. Ahhhhhh!

-JoyceB

CorneliaS@2 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:30 AM

That's a tough call! They're each great, and 3 were on my dream-list, but that's only because I hadn't seen The Big Thompson before :-). My vote is FallingLeaves, that pattern makes me feel happy every time I look at it ... Hhmm, going to check my stash! Best holiday wishes to you and yours, Kathleen

BirtheK wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:29 AM

I love fickle fingers scharf. I is funny and have fun knitting it. Birthe Kaiser Denmark.

NancyH@12 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:28 AM

backyard leaves is my fav.  have fun knitting, you can do all four   :-)

on Dec 10, 2010 6:26 AM

Fickle Fingers for sure!

magwrit1 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:26 AM

Most definitely the Pfeiffer Falls Hooded Scarf, Kathleen! That's gorgeous and elegant!

NancyW@3 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:25 AM

Backyard leaves is my fav. Even though I can't weat that particilar shade of green....

grogans wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:24 AM

Beautiful ideas and different.  Well chosen collection and you can bet I will try.  As well, I love your site and have ordered one of your magazines too.  Helped me 'get back at it' again instead of playing with the laptop all the time.  Thanks so much.

LovelyEwe wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:24 AM

LOVE the Fickle Fingers Scarf!!  I'm going to search my old issues to see if I have that pattern so I can make one, too.  If I don't have the pattern I'm certainly going to buy it.  You must make that one.

babscohn wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:23 AM

I like the Pfeffer Falls for the winter; nice with a coat when you need to cover your head.  Otherwise, I would go for the Backyard Leaves; I love the texture!

lyndabailey wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:23 AM

I like the big thomson.  You should choose that one

cyndeebee wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:22 AM

Go for Backyard Leaves!

breaduh wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:20 AM

I came online to look for a scarf pattern to start since my elderly friend called this morning needing to go to the doctor. I envisioned the hours sitting there and needed a new project to start. In my inbox was your blog feed...perfect timing!

The Jyri you did is beautiful! Had to hunt the pattern for that one when I saw it.

Oh, how I LOVE the whimsy of Fickle Fingers! Right up my alley. I'd do it in a heartbeat (and just might!) ;o)

Liena@2 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:19 AM

The Fickle Fingers Scarf would be the most fun to wear. However, with that Spokane wind (I grew up there, so I know), I would recommend the Pfieffer Falls Hooded Scarf since it looks so warn and cozy and I love the big cables.

on Dec 10, 2010 6:17 AM

Backyard Leaves,,,,throw a fine strand of something fuzzy for depth maybe...yummmy soft....gl  and Merry Christmas Kathleen

dfollett wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:16 AM

I think the Pfieffer Falls Hooded Scarf would be ideal because it doubles as a hood (two in one)

crepemyrtle wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:15 AM

Backyard leaves would be my vote. A beautiful scarf.

WendyB@4 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:14 AM

My favorite is the backyard leaves. As a scarf it is "just enough" to keep your neck and chest warm without too much bulk and it looks interesting enough to make without becoming bored.

mdcook wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:14 AM

My favorite is the Big Thompson.  I have it earmarked for my "after the holidays project".  Love it.

akent wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:09 AM

One of my favorite winter coats doesn't have a hood so the hooded scarf would be my choice.

on Dec 10, 2010 6:09 AM

Backyard Leaves is beautiful!  I think I want to knit that one, too!

SandyD@10 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:08 AM

FICKLE FINGERS!  I've knit it numerous times and it is great in any yarn - cotton to cashmere.  You can also easily adjust the width and it is just interesting enough without being boring.

varrylknit wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:08 AM

I love backyard leaves. You have the yarn,go for it!

on Dec 10, 2010 6:07 AM

i vote for fickle fingers because it is different. If you have knit many scarves as I have it's nice to do something different. I suggest, however, that you knit one that will fit into your wardrobe the best. As an aside, do you ever recommend or comment on free patterns or do you feel obligated to knit only patterns from the sponsors of your newsletter?

JanWMar wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:07 AM

Pfeiffer Falls Hooded Scarf is my favorite

herbiedog54 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:07 AM

I vote for Backyard Leaves!

JaniceC@16 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:06 AM

I'm a nature girl, so I vote for the leaves. I also love the hooded scarf for the duel function. When I can't decide, I do both

Michelle@141 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:06 AM

My choice is the Fickle Fingers...looks like so much fun! (And who doesn't like seed stitch?? : D  )

on Dec 10, 2010 6:06 AM

MY vote?  The Fickle Fingers Scarf!  Quirky while functional.  Also tempted to see you do the bias scarf, but have seen them before, thus my preference or the FFS.

SusanA@49 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:05 AM

I vote for the Fickle Finger scarf. I liked it so well that I bought the pattern myself. Of course, I also just bought the Big Thompson. It was a tough decision, because all 4 look wonderful!

sarmelli@hotmail.com

on Dec 10, 2010 6:05 AM

The Fickle Fingers scarf, after the holidays you'll need something fun to knit & wear during those long winter months.

MarthaD@14 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 6:04 AM

My vote is for the Pfeiffer falls scarf + Hood.  What could be better on a frigid, windy day.  Plus it looks lush and rich.

Martha in Maine

scotlyn wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 5:59 AM

I like the backyard leaves scarf.  The green is so"in" and is a beautiful color. Scottie

Janyz wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 5:57 AM

I vote for Backyard Leaves - it's beautiful!

helene@24 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 5:54 AM

how do I get the pattern for the Jyri scarf in this email?  thanks

cybercamel wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 5:48 AM

Fickle fingers of course. What could be better than something that looks like so much fun

CathyM@11 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 5:44 AM

I work in a craft store (with a great yarn department) and we had a custonmer come in last week wearing a Fingers scarf - the colors were beautiful and the fingers made it SO cute!  

SueD. wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 5:44 AM

Backyard Leaves is my favorite (I have that book!)  It  would require concentration to accomplish that beautiful scarf.  If you're ready for cozy, Big Thompson would be faster.  I'd downsize it just a bit.  

KathleenM@33 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 5:44 AM

I have to vote for the Pfeiffer Falls hooded scarf although the green cashmere just begs to be knit into the Backyard Leaves scarf...

SharonB wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 5:42 AM

I think that I like the Big Thompson...it looks so cosy!

LindaK@13 wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 5:42 AM

Backyard Leaves is my choice

HeleneH wrote
on Dec 10, 2010 5:38 AM

definitely the fickle fingers scarf!