Sunday, September 7, 2008

Final Fantasy Cactaur & Black Mage Scarf

It's done. I think. this scarf was knit for one of my kids. It's his call as to when it's really done. The base scarf is knit on 30 stitches, in seed stitch (to lie flat). The Cactaur and Black Mage motifs were added at what seemed like a comfortable "height" in the scarf. The Cactaur was started after 18" were knit. The Black Mage was started at a length of 5' and the chart was knit upside down so that it would look correct when worn. The final length of the scarf is 6'6", which simply reflects that I knit 2 full skeins of yarn.

Here are the details.
Yarns: Lion Brand Wool-Ease in Black, 2 skeins, small amounts of worsted weight yarn in sage green, yellow, and blue.

Needles: Size 8

The charted portions were knit in stockinette stitch. The "spines" for Cactaur's attack were simply lengths of yarn knotted through with a crochet hook and trimmed to an appropriate length. The spines may be changed to white, at kid's discretion. Finally, the cactus rib detail shown on the Cactaur chart is not in the final scarf. It was removed at kid's direction. The Mage needs an "attack" to add balance.


Daisy mum said...

That is a cute scarf. I love to see different kinds of fair isle knitting.

Samsara said...

That's a lovely scarf! It must have taken you ages!

Ria said...

That came out great!

Anonymous said...

WOW great job. looks like a warm scarf.