One-Skein Scarf

My first FO of 2007 ... although to be fair, I started it on 12/30/06. But still, it's the first thing I've finished this year! It's also an auspicious project because it's the first thing I've knitted Continental. When I initially learned, I learned English, but I've decided to switch teams.
Pattern: One-Skein Scarf
Source: One-Skein Wonders by Judith Durant
Yarn: Patons SWS, 2 balls Natural Denim
Stats: 42" by 5"

This was my first time using SWS, and overall I'm pretty happy with it. It's very soft and has a nice halo without shedding too terribly much (I'm looking at you, Lamb's Pride). It does vary a lot in terms of tightness -- sometimes the ply is very loose, and that tends to cause some gauge variation. Not that gauge matters much for a scarf, but I'd not make a sweater out of the stuff.

I changed the pattern a bit -- I did the ends in garter stitch rather than ribbing. It looks a little wonky at the tail end, where the last pattern row ends and the garter begins. But I think the ribbing would've bothered me far more.

The photo isn't the greatest, but it shows the stripes and the stitch pattern. I haven't blocked it yet, but I think that will make the ridges less defined and give it a tad more length.


Dharma said...

Is that avatar on the right *you* ? AWESOME tattoo. And cool blog!

DharmaLei (from Craftster)

Scarlett said...

Sure is! Thank you. ;-) I still have about nine hours of color left on the backpiece, but I've been procrastinating.

msfortuknit said...

K thats super cute! Did obsidian Kitten see this? Shes a total purple girl?
Nice work