Ellen’s FO Alert…Sharf

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I’ve finished something this week!

Here is the “Sharf” (a shawl that doubles as a scarf) that I’ve been knitting for my grandmother, who asked me to make it for her. So I’ve been working away on that to get it done in time to gift it to her. Here are some pictures of me modelling it, I hope to get some of her wearing it at some point.



It’s a very simple make, the open mesh effect is achieved by knitting the pattern with a lighter weight of yarn (DK) on big fat needles. It works out well and knits up really quickly for something this size (it’s about 150 cm/60 inches long).




She asked for it in acrylic baby yarn (“nice and soft”)! I used baby DK from B&M Homestores, it’s only £1.19 per ball and I used about one and a third balls so this entire knit cost under £2 in yarn to make. BUT I would have loved to make it in something more luxurious as of course my grandmother is priceless! Only she doesn’t like real wool and doesn’t think it is soft enough 🙂 So I aimed to please!



You can see how it can be either stretched out like a shawl or scrunched up and wrapped like a scarf.

I really enjoyed revisiting this design and making it, and also I found the perfect gift bag to put it in, my grandmother loves animals and I know this one will make her smile!


You can find the pattern as part of my ebook, or as a single pattern through my store on Ravelry.