Small, Addicting Scarf
February 17, 2010
Making that Grey Garments video meant that my entire stash was scraped out of the recesses of my house and into that spare bedroom, which was a good thing and a bad thing. The bad thing was that it was like stirring those ancient seed pods that can lay fallow for 6,000 years but still germinate when exposed to air anew. I now have a serious crop of suddenly sprouted yarn. I have so much knitting to do now. Maybe that’s the good thing?
Speaking of Good Things, amid the wreckage, I found a nest of old Martha Stewart Living magazines. Flipping through an issue and regretting my inability to roast giant pieces of meat, I discovered a knitting pattern.
It may look familiar to you, but I’d never seen this before.
Here is the pattern, a little scarfie that makes quick use of a lush skein you bought in some weak moment. I seem to have a lot of lush skeins right now.
The yellow yarn is Lynne Vogel Ltd. handspun, and the purple is Hand Maiden Great Big Sea (50% Silk, 30% Wool, 20% Seacell) in Stardust, maybe my favorite colorway of all time. There: I said it! This yarn is super impractical, and that’s why it makes such a great scarf.
The only excitement here is when you divide stitches onto two needles to make a little pocket of k1 p1 ribbing–work one side, then the other–then reunite the stitches and you’ve made a loop.
I love this thing. I can’t recommend it highly enough. You finish one and want to make another one. Ay yi yi!
PS A big thank you to everyone who thought we looked worse in Grey Garments than we usually do. That means a lot to us.
PSS Hi to blogless Michelle, who said hello at the Art Institute of Chicago coat check line on Saturday!
PSS While in Chicago for an overnight visit with Hubbo’s sibs, we saw this fella at the Cloud Gate.
Later, we saw him at the Art Institute.
Don’t know if he made it past security. Probably wanted to see Monet’s . . . HAYSTACKS or something.