Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Winter ready

A couple of days ago we had our first snow this year. And I was without a hat. Actually, I had plenty of hats, just not a new winter hat. Or a scarf for that matter. In order to rectify this, I went out and bought 5 skeins of this virgin wool/acrylic blend. It doesn't say what color it is on the yarn label, but the website claims it's "rust".
I made the Banana Republic knockoff hat, and in my infinite wisdom I BO for the flap on the wrong side. Go me. The hat was done on 5 mm flat needles (for the band) and 6 mm DPNs.
I also wanted to try the drop stitch, so I made the scarf. It went really quick, on 7 mm needles, I was done in maybe a day and a half. Plus, the drop stitch turned out to be really simple. Of course, by the time I finished these two, it stopped snowing, the snow melted and now the weather is just bleh.
Anyway, pic of scarf and a blurry close up of the stitches.

I improvised with the pattern for the scarf:

CO 23 stitches, knit 6 rows in garter stitch.
Next row: K1, *yo, K1* (repeat across from *)
Next row: Knit one row, dropping all the yarn overs.
Knit 4 rows.
Repeat these last six rows until you reach desired scarf length, knit 6 more rows in garter stitch, bind off.

Needles: 7 mm
Yarn: Wonderwool (Schoeller+Stahl), 51 %wool, 49% acrylic

1 comment:

  1. Hey, followed your link from Craftster -- the scarf looks fabulous. I think I'm going to try it. Love the hat, too!!