Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Knitting Pattern: Not-Exactly-Garter-Stitch Scarf

This scarf was literally my first full project. The stockinette and reverse stockinette stitch sections are small enough to keep the scarf from rolling, but it's not as boring as ordinary garter stitch. Sooner or later, I'll create the "neckwarmer" version.

Here's the pattern:

Not-Exactly-Garter-Stitch Scarf
Easy Stockinette/Reverse Stockinette Scarf

Yarn: GGH Savanna (50 g, 80 yds), 2 skeins. I have no idea what the color is, besides "green" -- I knit this scarf several years ago and no longer have the band.
Gauge: 4¼ sts = 1” in St st on U.S. size 9 (5.5 mm) needles
Needles: U.S. size 9 (5.5 mm), 1 pair

Cast on 20 stitches. Work three rows stockinette stitch and three rows reverse stockinette stitch as follows:

  • Row 1: Knit
  • Row 2: Purl
  • Row 3: Knit
  • Row 4: Knit
  • Row 5: Purl
  • Row 6: Knit

Work this pattern until scarf is the desired length, ending on a Row 3 or a Row 6.

Bind off all stitches.

* The pattern page on Ravelry.
* My version of it, also on Ravelry.

Was that really a month?

Well, I successfully managed to lose track of my own blog for a full month. Initially, it was the whole Christmas giftmaking mess, but that was shortly followed by world events. Without anything "relevent" to say, I decided to keep my trap shut. (And kept it shut for a month.)

In knitting news, I recently listed the Susan Mitts pattern from my previous post on Ravelry. Half a dozen people have favorited them and, unbelievably, someone else has started their own pair. I also finished the cabled scarf I was working on. Here's a newer photo of it:

I started another scarf, and just to be brave in my knitting, it's a lace pattern knit in a nylon/mohair blend. It isn't even an existing scarf pattern, but a stitch pattern: the "Openwork Leaf Pattern" from Barbara Walker's A Treasury of Knitting Patterns. I perched it on a hat perched on a soda bottle for this photo:
Openwork Leaf scarf detail

Anyway, here's to being back in the saddle.

* Susan Mitts pattern on Ravelry
* My grey cabled scarf, which I'm calling "Pewter Bells", also on Ravelry.
* "Mohair & Lace" scarf on Ravelry
* "Openwork Leaf Pattern" on Ravelry
* Barbara Walker's A Treasury of Knitting Patterns on Ravelry
* Barbara Walker's A Treasury of Knitting Patterns on LibraryThing