My first attampt a knitting an ombre scarf…

Some items in this blog post have been gifted

I don’t know whether it’s the weather, or the darker evenings, or just the fast approaching Winter but for whatever reason, I’ve had the urge to knit. DIY homemade ombre scarf using chunky alpaca wool-2

I’ve tried knitting in the past but never really progressed beyond a knitted bow that my friend Laurie taught me to make using her YouTube tutorial but this year I want to try a bigger project. Or perhaps I should say longer project. It’s not going to be a super-challenging knitting project (I’m still too novice for that!) but I want to at least knit one complete scarf.

DIY homemade ombre scarf using chunky alpaca wool

I’m hoping this will become a Christmas gift for my husband and it will go well with the knitwear gift that I’m planning to treat him to for Christmas – there’s a new range in Debenhams by my favourite TV hero Patrick Grant. Yes, the tasty judge of The Great British Sewing Bee has created a fabulous collection of men’s knitwear, shirts and tailoring so I’m hoping to be able to snap up a festive fairisle jumper for my husband for Christmas, that’s if they don’t all sell out before then!

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So although I’m not brave enough to tackle fairisle pattern just yet, I will be attempting to make an ombre scarf. I’m hoping that the pattern will be straight lines (simple enough even for me!) and the colours will do all the work – creating a gradient effect by using 3 different colours of wool. I also chose this chunky knit because it is super-soft alpaca wool and will look great knitted into a chunky, manly style. Well, that’s the theory anyway!

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I’ll keep you updated with my progress via photos on my Instagram @Cassiefairy and let you know how I get on with my first big knitting project. Wish me luck!

Some items in this blog post have been gifted to me and the pink links indicate a gifted product, affiliate link or information source. All thoughts and opinions in this post are based on my own experience and I am not responsible for your experience 🙂

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Cassie Fairy
Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

8 Responses

  1. I hope so! I love the colours too, and if hubby doesnt like the purple, it might end up being mine haha! 😉

  2. Ooh good luck with your knitting too Jennifer! I’m a total beginner so let’s see what happens!! 🙂

  3. I look forward to seeing how this turns out! I’ve wanted to learn to knit for ages, so my mum taught me the very basics over the summer. Then when I told her I was feeling a bit bored in the evenings in my hospital accommodation, she posted me a box with some knitting needles and had started me off (the casting on is the bit I’ve still got to learn!). What I’m knitting is looking a bit of a mess right now with dropped stitches everywhere, but it’s getting neater so hopefully with a bit of practice I’ll be able to knit myself something for next winter!
    Jennifer x
    Ginevrella | Lifestyle Blog

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