Sunday, July 27, 2008
My dreams, they aren't as empty
So this is part 1 in the Great Scarves and Scarflets Project of Winter 2008. Plans to knit this scarf for a dear friend were prompted by K, so I engaged him for design assistance too. I really only wanted three stripes at each end but I was worried I wouldn't have enough grey for the length (four balls). Inevitably I ended up with some left over.
The yarn and construction method are both the same as for Dad's Collingwood scarf. Filatura di Crosa Zarina (grey) with Haven Merino 4ply for the blue stripes, knit in the round for a cosy, soft tube scarf. No fringe this time, I just sewed the ends closed after pressing it flat, and we were good to go.
And eventually I think I want one of these for me! It is a nice scarf to wear, sits really nicely. It is indeed a lot of stitches, but the Zarina in particular knits up so fast and even that it didn't take too long at all. This is one of the very few projects where I have actually been able to knit a few stitches at a time without looking down at what I'm doing.