My ever patient model!
When knit up in bulky yarn, this pattern goes quite quickly. I used the cable pattern from the Irish Hiking Scarf by Adrian Bizilia for the bulk of the project, the scarf portion, and then altered the Pfeiffer Falls Hooded Scarf (Anne Kuo Lukito in Interweave Knits Winter 08) cables to match the Irish Hiking cables, and to learn how to add a hood to an existing scarf. I didn't really know how to adapt the short rows used in Pheiffer Falls for this, so I just used decreases as if for a mitten to go over the crown of my head. I'm very pleased with the overall outcome.
I LOVE how when I grafted the cable on the hood together, that the cable pattern was intact. I didn't plan on it, it was a very pleasant surprise. And the crown decreases worked out nifty, too.
I wanted a brooch or pin to help keep the scarf snug around my neck, so I ordered this brooch from Crafty Celts, and told my husband it was his Christmas gift to me. He's the best!