Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Year and new knit

I hope everyone out there had a great holiday. Ours was filled with family, food, friends, more food, more people, and even more food. We are pooped out and still recovering from lack of sleep.

In between all that running around, I managed to start and finish a quick knit. I can't decide which picture to use so you get all 5.

Pattern: Stockholm Scarf by Knitted Bliss

Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca; 3 skeins (total 645 yds) in col 62171
Needles: 40" Addi Turbo Circs

Notes: The pattern is written for back & forth knitting. I converted it to in the round by switching Row 3 for Row 1 and Row 1 for Row 3 i.e. Row 3, Row 2, Row 1, Row 4. I also eliminated the last "k1, p1" from every round. The pattern recommends a 60" circ but the whole thing fit comfortably on 40" circs.

I love it that you can wear it a bunch of different ways. The pattern is completely reversible (very ingenious) so that no matter how it's wrapped/worn, it looks the same. The yarn is great. I've had problems with alpaca (it makes me itch yet scratchy wool doesn't bother me) but this blend is fine. It did block out very large which makes it have great drape for something so bulky.

I get to wear this for the next week and then it goes to Black Sheep Yarns to be put on display. I'm teaching this in a class. I'll get it back when the class is over. Hopefully, it'll still be cold enough to wear.

Thanks to hubby for helping me take pics. Smooches!


Gail from Surrey said...

Very nice! I have almost 3 full skeins of U.A. left over from my Minimalist Cardi. I think this would be a perfect project.

Bea said...

That looks extra warm and cozy. I'm sure your happy to have it on those really cold days.

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Life's a Stitch said...

Have made four for gifts. Must make one for myself! Very nice.