I know I added a blog in order to chit chat about jewelry, but for several months my jewelry tidbits blog has been slumped over in the desert somewhere, along with my jewelry-making muse. And my fingers, in the meantime, have been itching to knit. So I made this scarf. There is no pattern to reason. It’s just random knit and purl stitches with earthy color-tone yarns. The yarn is acrylic but is anti-pill, stretching out the shelf life of the scarf. It is so soft too. I love how it is turning out. In case you didn’t notice, I haven’t quite finished it yet. I still have to weave in the ends and crochet a simple stitch around it to give it a more finished look.
This scarf is knitted vertically instead of the usual horizontal pattern and because of that, it felt like it took longer to make. When I knit scarves in the usual horizontal, back and forth, I just whip ‘em out in no time, especially if the stitch is basic and I use chunky yarn. But this one was regular worsted weight and the stitches on my needle were a whole LOT more, so it really did feel like it took longer. However, it may have just been a psychological effect.
Since the first photo of the scarf is folded, I decided to model it on a bust I use for my jewelry, hoping it would get the point across as to how it drapes and looks. I love this and although it’s the basic knit and purl, it’s so lush-looking. It’s beautiful, but, then again, I’m being quite biased here. Here are a few more angles.
So you notice, it’s not finished yet. Just a little more to do and then I’ll be totally done. I think next time I’ll make another one a little longer…that would mean even more stitches to deal with, oh no.