Sunday, March 04, 2007

You can never have too many scarves

I am actually knitting, just not doing a very good job of posting. What you see here is a bias rib knit scarf made from patons classic wool is rosewood. I'm very happy with the way it turned out. I wanted a stitch pattern that showed off the color changes, I felt that anything garter stitch would be out. I like how the rib knit makes it look like stocking knit fabric without the rolling and the bias makes everything all slanty. Plus it was nice to have an easy brainless project to knit during midterms!

For a late birthday gift I told my brother I would knit him anything he wanted. He, unexpectedly, chose these. The pattern is from Last Minute Knit Gifts, and the yarn is knitpicks wool of the andes. They were really fun and fast to knit, makes me think I might need a pair too! Art seemed to really like them and wore them around the house the whole time I was visiting (yay!) I don't know about his habit of wearing one at a time though...

Also finished my first sock ever! But I promised myself I would finish the other one before I post. Just a little motivation to get it done before next winter!


Laurie said...

Hi! I was wondering if you used a pattern for the scarf, I've been looking for a bias-ribbed scarf pattern and so far this post is the closest I've come to anything. :)

Aimee said...

Hi Laurie,
I wasn't sure how to reply to you, so I'll ry this way. This scarf was pretty simple. I cast on however many stitches I wanted and then did a k1p1 rib. To make it bias I knit into the front and back of the first stitch and k2tog on the last two stitches every front side row. Hope that helps -Aimee