A Swift Swarf

By Kay Gardiner
December 23, 2021

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  • Happy holidays!! I just love the two colors you used at the bottom – the light blue and the cranberryish ones- would look so great with jeans, or pajamas! What are those two colors Kay?

  • Lovely handwork & color selection!

  • You. Crack. Me. Up! “…so I tossed it in my tote with a circular needle in what I hoped would be a gauge-worthy size” and “in my mind I’m already casting on two more ___” You expressed in two phrases my entire knitting life! You are marlvelous!

    • Actually I was impressed: I have been known to put a couple of balls of yarn and a hopeful choice of needle into the tote with no idea what I will be knitting with them, Kudos for having a plan!

  • I love my marled scarf (one panel of the gorgeous throw). Just waiting for the opportunity to wear it. Could be a bit of a wait since I live in FL but it is worth the wait!

    • I hope you get your scarf weather soon, Nan! Your autobiography title: Waiting for a Breeze: A Florida Knitter’s Tale.

  • You balled skeins as a fourth around an Amtrak table? Wow. The Perseverance Prize goes to you!

  • Thick or narrow scarf, yes! But also… another marled blanket??

  • I’m so glad I git that Field Guide. I can now hardly wait for Christmas to be over so I can make myself something!

  • Tynd + Swarf = soft, squishy fun!!! I missed the two-day weather window to wear it in Dallas this week, but can’t wait for it to be coldish again to wear it out into the wild (aka Trader Joe’s or work Zoom meeting)!!

  • I like the idea of the scarf, perhaps even slightly narrower and intended to be wrapped twice around the neck. I really don’t like the giant cowls and scarves that seem to be at serious risk of being adult versions of those rigid plastic baby bibs with the cup at the bottom.

  • Loved this article! First time heard of you and your marling!! Love them!!