Wednesday, May 23, 2012

item #3 of knitting frenzy

I tried knitting the potato chip scarf pattern but wasn't happy with the way it was turning out.  After some thought I just felt the scarf was too thick probably because I was using Aran (heavy worsted) weight yarn.  I'm wondering if a DK weight yarn with US #8 needles wouldn't be a better choice for this particular pattern.

So I switched yarns and pattern.  The pattern I switched to was Ruffle Lace Scarf and I used a white Micheal's Loops and Threads yarn in DK weight on US #10 circular needle.  It drapes a lot nicer around your neck.  I haven't blocked the scarf yet which I think will make it look even better.

I bound-off in the black Cascade 220 Superwashed.  I was afraid I wasn't going to have enough! 

I learned a trick I'm sure that ever experienced knitter out there knows.  When you want to bind-off in a different color don't add the color and then bind-off.  Just bind-off in the new color and you won't get that line of new color bumps on the purl side below where you changed colors.  I learned that on item #4 so I am going to take out the bind-off and that last row.  Then I will just bind-off in the black.  I will then be able to block the scarf and call it finished.

Have a good day!



  1. I love the scarf. Very clever pattern with very pretty results. I love how you're learning and sharing. We all benefit. :)

  2. I like how it turned out too! If I don't write down the things I learn. I have a habit of forget exactly how I did it the last time. Then I get real aggravated when I have to re-invent the wheel.

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