I have been taking the time to work in some knitting. It has seriously been keeping me sane this month. July is always crazy busy for us and totally makes me lose my mind.
Basically I’m Bobby on repeat…
Thank the gods for knitting!
In an attempt to improve my knitting skills and give you guys some more ideas of what to make with my hand dyed yarn, I’m knitting something I’ve never knit before. Even though you can’t really tell in the pic, this scarf/shawlette has a little bit of lace to it.
The patter is called Gallatin Scarf. It is free and you can find it here.
It is fairly easy to work up, but I’ve had to make a slight adjustment to the directions, just so they make sense to me.
The pattern has you cast on 4 new stitches at the beginning of each row. This made no sense to me. Maybe it was my cast on method. I don’t know. So I’ve been casting on at the end of each row and then turning, knitting across the 4 new stitches and on with the rest of the directions for the row. This hasn’t messed up the stitch count and from what I can tell by the pattern pics, mine looks the same.
I’m knitting using colorway Planet Midnight on 100% Merino SW worsted weight. I do like the way it is working up. I don’t wear shawls or scarves or neck touching things, so if no one claims it, it will be in the shop. I think it is going to come out really well.