I don’t want to alarm you, but I have a pretty bad case of Repetitive Helical Syndrome right now. I can’t quit the Helical Stripes.
Specifically, the Helical Garter Stitch in Two Colors.
I have some lovely bits of Berroco Indigo recycled denim and cotton yarn, left over from knitting a denimy Metronome Shawl last summer. I gave that beauty away. (Here’s the evidence, on Instagram; isn’t that a nice photo of Metronome in the Wild? Thanks, Betsy!)
That left me still longing for a cottony spring/summer scarf. It’s a perpetual quest, and one that has never been totally satisfied, for a chic, non-woolly neck napkin. Seeing the leftovers sitting there on my desk, and having just learned Helical Stripes from Jen Arnall-Culliford’s video for A Year of Techniques, I suddenly thought: this is the cottony summer scarf, right here.
Berroco Indigo recycled denim and cotton yarn, in shades that really are called Cut-offs and Overall.
To get this two-tone, seamless garter scarf, cast 220 or so stitches onto a circular size 8 or so, join and place a beginning-of-row marker, and then just follow Jen’s instructions for single-row helical stripes, in two colors, but with one difference: one of the colors is always purled. That’s it.
Seamless. Garter stitch. In the round.
At some point I’m going to do some solid color helical gartering on this scarf just for research.
And then, can you guess what’s coming next? How about a seamless Breton Cowl? WE HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY.
Stash Local Podcast
We’re on a podcast! Remember a few weeks ago when we talked with Sonia Ruyts on the phone for her Stash Local podcast? Afterwards I was worried that I’d Said Too Much, or sounded Borderline Batty. Well, the podcast is live now, so whatever we said, we said. It was good fun. Here’s the podcast. I love the fun list of links to stuff we talked about in our wandering chat.
Don’t Forget to Vote
A reminder to all that voting in Round 2 of March Mayhem ends in the wee hours tomorrow at 3 a.m. Central. Help your faves make it to Round 3!