Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Lucky Scarf - a free pattern

Today is the day Wayson Choy's second memoir, Not Yet, is released, and that matters here at Hugs because I designed a special scarf for Wayson. I wanted to thank him for everything he taught me in a summer workshop last year, and I especially wanted to celebrate the release of this book, which is about love and family and the strength that exists even in frailty. If you enjoy reading and in particular fine writing that hits home, Wayson is a writer whose books you should know.

And the scarf isn't too shabby, either! The simple design is reversible, easy to knit even while walking, great-looking for men or women, and packed full of lucky numbers.



Download the .pdf of The Lucky Scarf

8 comments:

Binnie said...

I love everything about this scarf pattern! It's beautiful and meaningful, and I love everything Wayson Choy has written. Can't wait to knit the Wayson!

Mary Keenan said...

Ooooh! And I also love that blogspot is finally letting you leave comments, Binnie!!

I've just been to the Flying Dragon bookstore (aka my local yarn source) to buy more of the yarn I used to knit this sample, because I was so amazed by how beautifully it came out. AND they still had some left. Luck and more luck :^)

Julie said...

Thanks for sharing this pattern. It will be perfect to accompany the hat that I made for my son's girlfriend. The info about the Chinese lucky numbers just makes it even cooler. Thanks again

Julie said...

Since you were so nice to share with me, have you seen this new book? I'd like to try some of these patterns, but will have to wait for the library copy. I can't possibly buy every single knitting book that I love.
http://www.knitpicks.com/books/Modern_Top-Down_Knitting__D31464.html

Shreya said...

Does the * for row 1 mean K2, (P3, K3) x6, P3, K2?

Mary Keenan said...

That's right, Shreya!

Elaine Smith said...

I can't wait to make it.

Mary Keenan said...

So glad you like it, Elaine!