Monday, January 21, 2008
I have been cranking out lots of scarves over the last week, but with that new twist everyone has been doing and I am loving it! Neckwarmers!
These little cute things have restored my luv in knitting scarves again. They are super fast and oh so chic!
You may have been reading along that the weather here has been a little yucky. Today it is very cold for us starting out the day in the 'teens at 17 degrees, but it is a nice and clear day....just a little nippy for us!I took some pictures of my F.O.s outside with a willing victim to snap them for me! :o) However, when I came back in, I discovered the best pics for these projects were self-portrait ghet.twa style in the bathroom! ;op
So first up is the companion to my 1st pair of hand knitted gloves!!
Pattern: Renee actually turned me onto this project and the more she made, the more I wanted to do them!! :o)
Before I go any further let me mention that Renee has this fabulous contest for a worthy cause, and she has almost met her goal! Lets help her exceed it!! Please go check the contest out!
Alright, back to our scheduled blog post! :op
This pattern is The Scholar Collar, an impromptu scarf whipped up by Brooklyn Tweed.
It really is just a haphazard pattern that you make up as you go based on the yarn you are using, how wide/long you want it, and the needles you just happen to have that may not be in use! ;op
I must say I am a "follow the pattern by the 'T' kind of gurl" so not having specific instructions frustrated me at first! Haha! But then I realized..."Hey! I am a designer too! And this is my scarf!"....plus it really is a super easy project, so why sweat it, right?!
Size: CO sts: 24 Length: 26" Width: 6.5" (a smidge too wide but it works for me!)
Time: It takes less than 24 hours to make...I had to wait on additional yarn since I ran out from my leftovers on my gloves. Then got sidetracked with gift knitting (more to come about that soon).
Needles: Addis US9
Yarn: I just love this Shinano (discontinued) yarn!Of course, it is NORO with that beautiful subtle self stripping in color #8. This takes less than 1 ball of yarn.
Cost: About $5 bucks. I got two more balls of this yarn in swapping for the Curacao yarn I highlighted sometime back that I realized would not be a good match for the person I intended to use it on.
Notions: $1 for the buttons....I think? Cheap Wal.Mart ones!
What I learned: How to make a one-row button hole!
I pulled out my trusty Vogue Knitting Quick Reference guide and was cranking them out! So easy!
I really liked the one-row method better than the two-row method!
Modifications/Issues: Doesn't even apply here.
As I mentioned you knit it how you want it! This really is a carefree pattern
(told you I had to squeeze in my self-portrait ghet.twa style bathroom pics!)
Verdict: Happy to have a mate for my gloves! Easy mindless knitting and would definitely keep this in my back pocket for any future unisex gift knits!
Size: CO sts: 24 Length: 18.5" (I wanted it a close fit so I did it shorter) Width: 5.5" (could have knocked off a few CO stitches to make it a little bit narrower, but I like how it stands up on me!)
Time: About a few hours! It flew off my needles while watching the Green Bay Packers and Giants play last night....and I don't even do football! Haha! (Dang GB you let me down!!)
Needles: Denise US13
Yarn: I had originally planned to do a yarn p0rn profile on this yarn prior to the F.O. (pictures were taken and everything!).....but yeah time got away from me. It will pop-up as a post this week though ;opThis is Debbie Bliss SoHo in #37512 a deep purple!! It was truly love at 1st sight! Haha!
I call this neckwarmer my "Royal Collar" :o)
She makes me feel regal and of course I luv the eggplant purple. Afterall, the meaning of the color purple is royal ;o)
I doubled the yarn for this project as I wanted it to be "thick". I used about 1.5 balls on this scarf since it was doubled, but you can easily get away with 1 ball.
Cost: $9 bucks for two balls! The yarn was in a 40% off clearance bin at a LYS. I plan to go back to get more!!
Notions: $8 pin I purchased awhile back from a LYS that rarely gets used it! I just happened to remember I had it last night!
What I learned: The one-row buttonhole I mentioned above.
Modifications/Issues: I did make one buttonhole in the center near the CO edge, and can add one at anytime but I am liking the pin for now.
Verdict: I love the thickness of this one and how it hugs my neck. Will definitely be making more!
Labels: Finished Objects