Monday, June 23, 2008

Latest finished project - my first scarf in a long, long time

Practically everyone who learns to knit starts with a scarf, and about 3' into it they start to hate, hate, HATE knitting. Scarves are a dumb first project because they take forever and they're right in your face, so any mistakes you make are there front and center all winter long.

However, sometimes you need a mindless project, something you can memorize and just zone out for a while instead of having to pay attention to row counts and stitches and blah-de-blah-blah. That's how I ended up with this beauty:

It's made from Reynolds Odyssey merino wool in color 404, which is a lovely grey/purple/tan/green mix that worked nicely with this pattern. I used all of two skeins, and while I thought it was going to be a bit on the short side, once I washed it and blocked it, it was suddenly a lot longer (and wider - thanks, lace!) and is now the length of a normal scarf.

The (free) pattern is "Two Weeknights With Warrick Worsted Wave Scarf," which can be found here. It works up into the prettiest, simplest lace pattern that's sooooo soft now that it's had its soak.
I had so much fun with this one I may have to go stash diving to see if there are any other scarves in there waiting for their turn on the needles.


Laura said...

How pretty! I love the color! I've never heard a light box before, but that photo does look really good!

LazyTcrochet said...

Pretty pattern!

Lynne said...

Your scarf is so beautiful! Would you mind posting the pattern? I have been searching for it but keep getting a dead link.

Gretchen said...

Sorry for the dead link - I'll have to let her know it's a problem.

If you're on (and you don't have any excuse NOT to be!) you can find it here:

Sorry I can't do more than that, but I'm not going to futz with infringing on anyone's copyright by copying the pattern here.

The original link USED to work, so you might be able to plug it into the wayback machine and find it that way. I've used that for some old MagKnits patterns that I had printed out ages ago (and lost pages to), so maybe it would work here, too.

Gretchen said...

Ahaha! Found it!

Gretchen said...

Dang, the link is too long. Just in case this works better, just past the lines below into one huge address that has two http s in it.