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Sunday, September 14, 2008

A New Knit

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Now, on to the knitting content...

I did a lot of homework yesterday - mostly reading, trying to keep on top of things so I don't get too bogged down later on. So, as a little reward to myself, I picked up my knitting needles and some yarn. I felt like working on something for the mitten tree at church (which will be up towards the end of November) and wanted something that was somewhat mindless and quick - you know, instant gratification and whatnot.




What I chose was this (see above). It's the Two Weeknights With Warrick Worsted Wave Scarf by Karin Bole. The link will take you to the pattern at Ravelry.

The yarn I'm using is some that I got when I was in Korea. It's called Finance and reminds me of Noro Kuryeon. The colourway is number 176 and is 45g/115m. It recommends to use 4.0mm - 4.5mm needles, so I'm using 4.0mm on my scarf. I made a little change in the pattern in that I cast on 38 stitches instead of the 26 called for, since I thought it would look a little too narrow with the 26.

The pattern is super duper easy and is going quite quickly. I'm sure if I used 4.5mm or even 5.0mm needles it would fly by even quicker. What you see is what I got done in probably a total of two hours...maybe a tad bit more time, but not too much.


The other day I also purchased a couple of knitting magazines. One in particular (the Vogue Knitting one)I was wanting to get because of this post at Brooklyn Tweed. These mittens look so cool! Apparently they aren't a quick knit - and one can tell from just looking at the picture they aren't - but I wanted to give them a try at some point - hopefully sometime in the not too distant future!

But, for now I'd better get back to working on some homework so I can reward myself later on with a little knitting on the scarf again. Happy knitting!

9 comments:

Kelly said...

Love that yarn! You picked the perfect pattern to show it off!

Janice said...

I love how the scarf in that yarn! It is beautiful!! Don't you love an easy knit that turns out so lovely?

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

Love that scarf so I just put it in my queue. In fact, scarves are in for my Christmas giving this year.

Shelley said...

Rhonda, this scarf is so easy and will knit up quickly. Can't wait to see the one(s) you knit up and in what yarn you use! I think you'll love making this scarf; I know I am really enjoying it.

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Anni said...

Is that the winter edition of Vogue Knitting or an old copy? I love the look of the mittens. NOt seen that copy in England yet but I did buy the Fall copy last week. Maybe we won't get it for a while yet if it's the winter issue

Knit and Purl Mama said...

I love the way that yarn knits up. I can't wait to use the 2 skeins you sent me!