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.
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.
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!
In case you are
wondering about prodding & poking,
according to my husband
“You can’t buy rhubarb,
and then not make crumble!”
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.
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?