K ~ Knitting.
I don’t like the cold weather and I’ll whisper this – my body does not like the heat either. 🙁 Sitting in the sun is a sufferance for me. Short spurts of ten minutes are almost my limit. This beautiful spell of bright sunny days has me bouncing out of the bed before six am and since it is a rarity, I decided to use my sitting time to knit in the hope it helped me to sit for longer and top up with some vitamin D.
So what was I at?
I bought it in a wool shop
Last week when on my wanderings – a walk in the sunshine and a little browsing to cool down, I found a new wool shop and went to look at the patterns. I didn’t find one but came home with a ball of ruffle yarn. It was a new one to me and I could not resist.
And ended up with this!
One 100g ball of the yarn is sufficient for a scarf.
I like to use those circular needles when possible. They help avoid the ends of the straight needles hitting and bruising my upper arms with every stitch!! I am a clumsy knitter…. remember how I was with the crochet. In school the teacher used to say “Marie, you are not driving a car and turning a corner!” each time I wound the thread round the needle. 😆
This ruffle scarf uses only eight stitches. The most difficult part is to get started, but once you manage to get the hang of that, it is easy peasy.
The yarn actually looks like a ball of ribbon when you buy it instead of the usual fine knitting wool. You stretch it out as you work along. I have pinned out a sample above to let you see what it looks like. Click to enlarge the photos.
You will notice one long edge is a thicker straight line, that is the bottom of the work. Beginning at the short end, you pick up eight loops on the top row and then turn. From here on all rows are worked in garter stitch (knit). Insert the needle in the first stitch and use the next loop as the thread and complete the stitch in the normal way. Make sure to use every loop.
I promise that by about row three, you will be doing it with your eyes shut! I made the scarf in an afternoon. 😀
The most difficult part is the first row so to help, I found a tutorial for you.
Now it is about time I finished off a project that has been on the pins for quite some months!
Would you say I am in a PINK phase?