FO-Tassel Hat and Garter Ridge Scarf

Hi everyone. I am so excited because I finally got hold of a digital camera and can post a finished object. :cheering: I just started knitting in February and have played around a lot with knitting and frogging to get the jist of things. This website has been a tremendous help to me with the videos and ability to ask questions. Thanks so much.

My first projects are both from Knitting for Dummies by Pam Allen:
Tassel Hat”, p.102. This hat is knit flat and sewn up the back.
Needles: size 8 long straight aluminum (instead of the recommended size 7’s).
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk, Colour 25007 (three 50g balls)

Garter Ridge Scarf”, p. 95
Needles: same as for hat (as called for by pattern)
Yarn: same but took 4 balls to achieve 8.5x42" dimensions

Tips to Share- The scarf’s pattern isn’t as pretty on the back - and this wasn’t expressed clearly in the book. Also, I would probably do a wider selvage than just one stitch (like she recommended). One stitch on helps the rolling problem, but I’d like it to lie a little flatter.

You did a beautiful job and I love the color! :cheering:

Those are awesome! Great job!

Incredible work :smiley: I love that book, I learned to knit from it :wink:

Ooh, they both look wonderful! That book has helped me out lots of times! :smiley:

Those are both great! I have that book. I am going to have to take another look through it. How could I have missed those patterns?? :wink:

Oh I love that garter ridge pattern! :inlove: Both of them are beautiful!

What a beautiful color you chose :inlove: !

They both look gorgeous. I’m so impressed that these were done by a beginner!! :cheering:

Very pretty! I love the color!

Great job!! Your stitches look wonderful, and you chose a beautiful color! :thumbsup:

Marvelous work. There must be an echo in here — I LOVE the color!!!

Great job - and I’ll go with everyone else - I love that color!

Thanks so much for taking time to express the kind words and encouragement! :blush: This is such a nice and helpful group! I’ve really enjoyed looking and learning from everyone else’s projects too!!