Knitting update

I’ve been borrowing Henry’s scarf all winter, but when we go to Canada I’ll need my own, so I splurged at Noble Knits on Thursday and bought two skeins of Baby Alpaca Grande. It’s the Softest Wool Ever. I started my scarf in a fancy lace-and-cable pattern, but I ripped it out and decided to go for a simple and elegant seed-stitch. The seed-stitch pattern shows off the sheen of the yarn very nicely. Here’s my progress as of yesterday:

scarf beginning

And I’m nearly done with my dark-green toe-up socks, after changing my mind and re-starting them four times! Just working up the leg of sock #2:

sock progress

No, they don’t really match perfectly but it doesn’t bother me. I promise to write down my round/stitch counts at I go next time! :)

Why yes, I am rather fond of green.

I’m seriously considering ripping my red BPT sweater out entirely, instead of just removing the hood and knitting a new neck, and making a new and completely different sweater out of the yarn. I’d like something longer and slightly looser with better neck-shaping. But first I need to make socks, mittens, and scarves for Canada!

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4 Responses to “Knitting update”

  1. Kristin

    Green is the best color!

    Man, I love those socks and the pattern you used.

  2. kara

    Thanks, Kristin :)

    The basket-weavey-rib pattern is so easy! Work 8 rounds of k2, p2 rib, then two rounds of plain k. Then 8 more rounds of k2, p2 rib but knit the column where you purled before, and purl where you knitted. And that’s all there is to it!

  3. Holly

    I love the look of seed stitch, but don’t know if I have the patience for it for a whole scarf. I did just do The Yarn Harlot’s reversible scarf…have you seen it? It’s a fun knit.

  4. kara

    Holly, this one?
    one-row scarf

    That’s an attractive pattern! Seed stitch does seem annoying at first but you get into a groove… I’m more than halfway done already!


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