Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Scarf, wool and silk, rib stitch variation, size 5 cable needle, 16 in.
I can hardly believe that I didn't get a photo of this while it was in progress. I worked on it for quite a long time because of the size of the needles - whew! But it's worth it and I have joyfully be wearing the scarf in this very nippy weather.
I switched the rib each seven rows to get that segmented appearance, and I like the texture very much. The Noro "Silk Garden" can stand to be knit up in a very plain stitch due to the beautiful dying, but I like this texture also. I've not knit such a compactly designed piece in quite awhile and this felt very good all the way through. And I must say all the small needle projects I'm doing at this time seem like they are taking FOREVER. But I like the fabrics. They are re-introducing me to a whole other sort of knitting from what I had been doing, and that is nice for my perspective.
Now that this is complete I'm going back to my afghans hammer and tongs once again.