Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Yarn Along, Volume 2

Linking up with Ginny today...

I was attempting to make a scarf with a lace-like pattern that seemed somewhat easy, but after 10+ attempts, I just decided to do something much more basic for this beginner!  I wasn't sure about the color at first, but with a light gray coat, I think it will be nice. 


The orange cowl from the last time did not turn out as expected.  It's not as wide as I wanted and both sides roll inwards.  I'm such an amateur!!

I am reading a couple of things at this point:  An Advent reflection book by Fr. Barron and Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis (both in a tablet version).  

Looking forward to checking out everyone else's projects today :)

9 comments:

  1. Try blocking it to see if that helps with the rolling. And for future non-rolling scarves, I find it helps to add an alternate stitch on each end of the row to help it lay flat (i.e. if you are gartering, add a purl stitch to each end) Hope that helps! Lovely yarn color, and your rib knit looks lovely.

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    1. Thank you for the great advice! I will try that :)

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  2. Lace still overwhelms me and I have been knitting for years. It takes me a while to figure out the pattern and be able to "read" it as I go along. All I can say is use lots of stitch markers to help with the counting of stitches. The current project you are working on looks like it is going to be lovely!

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    1. Thank you and I think I will wait a while before attempting lace again :)

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  3. But at least you are trying new techniques and that is what will make you a better knitter. Stick with it!

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    1. I am almost always up for a challenge :)

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  4. I made one similar to this as one of my first projects this year. My teacher had me put a little ruffle on each end. Which I did thinking it would be silly, but it's really very nice. A little floof and character, and weights the ends a bit. Yours is looking lovely! paula@weewhimsicals xoxo

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    1. It's funny you say that, I was thinking that a ruffle would be a nice addition. I'll have to look that up. Thank you!

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  5. You might also try slipping the first stitch purl wise on each row.

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