Love it! love it! The colors. The smoosh. I have no words.
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Pattern: Woven Rattan Stitch (aka My-So Called Scarf)
Yarn: Wollmeise Merino-Lammdochtwolle (worsted), Krauterbeet
Well, not a mod per se. The other day I was flipping through my copy of Vogue Stitchionary Vol. 1 for an idea for a scarf for B. Low and behold, in the "unusual" section, there features on p. 152 the stitch pattern for My So-Called Scarf. I'm not one to quibble over little things, but when you knit a scarf (aka big, long rectangle) out of a stitch pattern, are you really making up a garment pattern? I think not. So, my only mod is to give the scarf it's proper name, Woven Rattan Stitch. Editor's Note: I got this completely wrong. Please read my follow up post before you believe my misinformation about the origins of this scarf pattern.
Musings on a Perfect Knit
I couldn't have finished this project at a better time. Winter has finally arrived, and I got a wild hair. And then I cut it off. Bye bye 10-12 inches of old hair. Hello bob-type thing that is maybe, maybe just ever so slightly too cute for my age.
So, uhm, yay the scarf. It's great. Thick, but still soft and supple. Warm, but not overheating. The woven rattan is perfect for keeping out the wind, unlike those pesky garter stitch scarves I knit when I was first learning.
So I started this puppy during a wild run of Indian Summer. I never knew a 90F Indian Summer I didn't like. But I'm not one to shun cool temps either... as long as the sun shines. The greatest thing about DC winters are the brightest blue skies you'll ever see. All this crisp weather has me itching for scarves, hats, mittens and gloves. So, expect those to feature prominently in the coming weeks and months.
I also really need to smack myself around, and get back on B's sweater. I should be ashamed, but now that it's cold I do feel motivated. And my yarn has finally arrived for my Cabled V, all 18 gazillion skeins of the Bergère de France Berlaine. More on that later. Gator. I've got cable scarves to knit first. Remember, the practice?