Scarf: Heart Scarf patter from Knitty’s Printable Breast Cancer Issue. I used Reynolds “Blizzard” (65% alpaca, 35% acrylic) in red on #15 straight needles.
Started: October 19, 2005
Completed: October 29, 2005
This scarf was a lot of fun to make, because it was my first “lace” scarf. As in, I had to follow a pattern with yarn overs and knit togethers and the like. But it repeated every ten rows, so it wasn’t too hard to keep track of.
The only stinker of the whole thing was a “k4tog” stitch to make the round tops of the hearts. It was next to impossible to do that with these huge needles, so when that came around every 10 rows, I would slip a crochet hook through the four stitches, grab the yarn with it, bring it back through the stitches, slip that hook onto the right knitting needle, and slip the four stitches off the left. Easy!
The yarn is yummy and soft, but it SHEDS. A lot. All over. I hope Mr. Martini’s mom doesn’t mind. But it’s so soft, I don’t think she will. I hope.
All that needs done is the blocking, which I will do closer to the time I plan to give it to her to make sure it “sticks.”
I’d definitely like to make another scarf with this pattern, but I’ll use a different yarn. It would be a cute Valentine’s Day scarf for my niece – hopefully I’ll remember that!
Filed in: Knitted History