Sunday, September 24, 2006


Those of you (Mom) who have been following my blog since the beginning may remember this scarf. You may ask why I have just finally finished it.
Because it was tedious. Painfully so. Worfy apparently likes it, as he wouldn't get out of the picture.
At first, I was fully enamored of double knitting. Both sides of a fabric at one time! How cool! This enthusiasm lasted only for about the first four inches. Then I realized that it combined all the pain of ribbing (moving the yarn from back to front) with all the pain of Fair Isle (twisted color strands).

I have to admit, it is really cool looking. I'm glad I did it. But I couldn't stand to knit more than an inch or so at a time on it. The pattern is Iris Schreier's Double Knit Striped Scarf, bought as a stand-alone pattern. (It's not in Modular Knits, though I do have and love that book.) The yarn is, I believe, Rowan Cotton, a 50/50 cotton/wool blend, one skein of each color. I lost the ball bands so long ago, I really don't remember. I know it's some kind of natural cotton blend though, and I bought it at Sheep's Clothing. It took me about 6 months to finish, but only because of my 6 minute attention span. I have absolutely no memory of what it cost, but I want to say it was about $30 including the pattern. Will I be making it again? NO. But I may pass it on to an unsuspecting friend.
*Edit* That friend is Amanda. Muahahaha.


Jacquie said...

Visiting you from the Knitting Scientists ring.

I love the scarf, and glad you persevered, but can see how tedious it must have been. The other problem with the double knitting is you end up having to do two rows to make it grow one row.

Anonymous said...

THe scarf looks good - goes well with Worfy.


Goldendomer said...

Lucky me!!

I do love this scarf. I remember you knitting it at my apartment when we were watching the superbowl. I think I picked up knitting about a week after that.