Knitting: Candy Striped Scarf


  Knitted: Candy Striped Scarf

I did it!

I have knitted my first COMPLETE scarf.

The little beginners workshop at Morris & Sons

and the time spent learning knitting charts from my

Japanese Knitting book actually paid off.

I still feel awkward (and look it too) holding my needles,

but I am determined to conquer knitting.


Knitting: Candy Striped Scarf

As you can see from my photos

my Candy Striped Scarf is very basic.

It’s made up of 24 stitches across and 12 colour blocks

each made up of 16 rows (Stocking Stitch).


The edges of the scarf has purled ribs on every other row.


As I said, very simple.

 Knitting: Candy Striped Scarf

According to Clara Parkes, author of

‘The Knitters Book of Yarn’ 

(isbn: 978 030 758 698 8)

“In plain stockinette,

the smooth alpaca fibers can reveal even

the slightest irregularities in your stitches”

That is so true!


The section that I was knitting

when I was being prodded & poked about Rhubarb Crumble,

looks upside down compared

to the rest of the scarf. 

Thankfully Alpaca ‘fluff’ covers most of it!

Knitting: Candy Striped Scarf

In case you are

wondering about prodding & poking,

according to my husband

“You can’t buy rhubarb,

and then not make crumble!”

I think

that the next time I use Alpaca, 

I will either try using Moss or Seed stitch

as per Clara Parkes suggestion,

or not buy rhubarb.

 Knitting: Candy Striped Scarf

What to do next?

I have a number of options available to me;

a) I could either try my hand at a next scarf

in my Japanese Knitting book.


It’s another stocking stitch scarf,

but with a diamond & tree motif

running down the middle. 


b) I could go back to Morris & Sons

and try their circular knitting workshop

(they will be making a slouchy hat).

I don’t want to jump the gun too soon,

however I really, really want to get the hang of knitting.

What should I do?

2 Comments on Knitting: Candy Striped Scarf

  1. Hey Heidi, your scarf is lovely! If I were you I would make another scarf using another pattern and get used to those knitting needles before you abandon them completely for knitting in the round … the next Japanese scarf sounds pretty.
    And I have to agree … rhubarb and crumble are just made for each other!!
    Have fun!

  2. I think you might be right Fiona, the diamond/tree scarf would definitely be the sensible option. I would love to try circular needles, but I need to get to grips with the basics first.

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