Knitting a scarf

I tried to think of a more exciting title, but nothing came to me.

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As you probably guessed from the title, I am, indeed, knitting a scarf.  I’m using Cascade Baby Alpaca Chunky in Black, with some Brown Sheep Company Lamb’s Pride (a wool/mohair blend) in Strawberry Smoothie.

I’m using size 7 needles, and it is turning out to be a very fast knit (for me, anyway…).  I’ve got 26 inches down, I’m think I’m going for about 72 total.

It’s a pretty simple 1×1 rib, with a slip stitch edge.  I basically used the instructions for the Noro Silk Garden scarf that was (is?) a big craze, except I’m obviously not using Noro Silk Garden, nor am I striping the whole thing.  I was worried the 1×1 rib would drive me crazy (ribbing on hand-knit socks makes me a little bonkers), but…I’m not crazy yet.  OK, crazier…

I did teach myself how to do a Tubular Cast-on, which is pretty cool, and when I finish I’ll have to figure out how to do the matching Tubular Cast-off.  My cast-on is not beautiful, but it was my first time, I assume I’ll improve with practice…

The scarf coordinates with the mittens my Mom made, though it occurs to me that i don’t have a picture of those right now. I’d go get them, and take a picture, but that seems like too much work at the moment.

3 comments

  1. Mary Ann says:

    I’m quite impressed at how much length you’ve got done. Interested in seeing how you photograph the black mittens, not sure how easy it will be to capture the magnificence (!) of the cables in black.

  2. Beth says:

    how about ‘scarfing’ for a title? Can you tell I was hungry ALL day yesterday!? lolol cute scarf. I’m so hot and cold when it comes to knitting. Probably because we get so little cold weather. I use up all my warm thoughts quilting. hehehehehe

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