Friday, September 9, 2011

roar! lion scarf

This is the lion scarf from 60 Quick Knits, a great book full of super-fast projects featuring Cascade 220 yarn. This was the project that convinced me to buy the book--and it didn't disappoint! How stinkin' cute is this? My favorite part are the ears, which were much easier than I expected (you knit four rows in seed stitch, then pull your yarn through the stitches to "gather" the yarn and make the curved shape of the ear--then embroider along the edge to make it look neat. That's it!). I ended up using Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn for the "body" and face of the lion, since it is super-soft, and since this is a kid's scarf, will need to be machine washed. The brown mane is some of Vanna's Choice Lion Brand (which I did find slightly ironic, to be making a lion using Lion Brand Yarn). My little munchkin is already running around the house with it draped around her, telling me "roar." I love it.

Don't forget to check out the other FOs this week at TamisAmis!

16 comments:

  1. Oh it's so cute! I love the little button eyes, and that mane is fab

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  2. This is so cute! I have this book at home also, but the project that got me to buy it - which I haven't made yet - was the octopus mittens. :)

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  3. That is so cute! I love him, that mane is awesome :D

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  4. Thanks for all the lion love! (oh, and those Octopus mittens are in my queue, too!)

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  5. that is so, so, so cute! I'm probably too old to make one for myself, huh?

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  6. Awww I love the scarf, its awesome!

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  7. Adorable! It sounds like you have definitely made your daughter happy with it, too.

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  8. Oh that is too too adorable! =D

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  9. I love it! I am totally checking out that book, my neice would go crazy for a lion scarf

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  10. That's adorable. I can see and hear your little one yelling roar!

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  11. Love this so much.
    Our middle son's name is Leo. And as you can imagine, he loves all things lion. I must make him one...he will flip :)!

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