Hello, all! This time of year is very busy, and 2012 is no different…except for the added stress of a wedding IN ONE WEEK! My DD (the knitworthy one) also asked me to knit a scarf for her new FIL, AND make a wall hanging for a special family member. Okay. I can do that. I love you. I have time. I have nothing else to do………h e l p m e
If I had known that I was knitting a scarf, I never would have taken on the following “small” project for myself:
It is Barb’s Koigu Ruffle Scarf from Churchmouse. I used Malabrigo Sock in new color Arco Iris (440 yds/100 grams, 100% merino). I only used 2/3 of the skein even though I lengthened the scarf by 81 sts (per pattern).
The pattern recommends “ironing” the scarf — and I did. Just like you would iron a blouse! This photo shows the pressed and unpressed difference:
The pattern has you cast on over 600 sts, but I had to cast on >700. They suggest using a cable cast on so you don’t need to calculate the length of the tail. My ‘go to’ cast on is the cable so no problem there. BUT, if I was to do this again, I would use the crochet hook provisional cast on method, but with the real yarn, not waste yarn. That way, both edges would match. I really like the chain along the cast off edge and wish that both edges looked the same.
I think this is super cute and a nice mindless knitting project to carry along.
PS: Woody Woodpecker was spotted off our deck:
PS2: Lisle asked to see the two edges side by side to compare:
The left side is the cable cast on and on the right is the bind off.