Thursday, March 14, 2013

Stripes Two Ways

ProjectTen Stitch Scarf 九曲十弯
PatternTen Stitch Blanket by Frankie Brown, Ravelry free download
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock Stripe
Yardage: 215 yards, 50g skein
Needles: Size 6
Cast on: January 20, 2013
Cast off: February 26, 2013
Cost: $0 (trade or gift)
Previous entry: here
Notes: This scarf came out smaller than I wanted. I should have known, there are only 215 yards. Now I'm not sure what to do with it. The Ten Stitch pattern is a lot of fun to knit especially if you choose a good yarn (variegated yarn with long color change seem to work best). There are lots of different adapted projects on Ravelry, if you want to make something from one of the Ten Stitch patterns, be sure to check them out.

Project: Stripes and Braids 厚围脖 小辫子
Pattern: My own pattern. The scarf is knitted side ways. Cast on many stitches, cut yarn, leave extra for fringe. Change color, knit to end, cut. Repeat until it's wide enough. Be sure to leave enough yarn at both ends for fringe unless you plan to add fringe later.
Yarn: Assorted sports weight to heavy worsted weight odd balls, some ribbon and ladder yarns for variety.
Yardage: Don't know! I kept tossing small balls of yarn in the basket as I went along.
Needles: Size 8
Cast on: November 1, 2012 (estimate)
Cast off: February 24, 2013
Cost: $0 because odd balls don't count.
Notes: This was my "car project" -- something I can work on while I'm a passenger, or when I'm stuck somewhere in the car waiting for things to happen, like outside of school before the band is let out. It has to be garter stitch or I get car sick. It's a great stash buster, and turns out very useful too. I braided the fringe which was a lot of fun, took me the entire Academy Award Show to do it. There are a few more pictures on Ravelry. I'd definitely make another one.

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Cathy said...

Love both scarves! Might borrow your sideways idea, it looks so cool, and what a terrific idea!

WonderWhyGal said...

I adore your Odd Ball scarf!

Your 10 stitch scarf is adorable. Maybe use that one for the child who needs a special scarf?

Babajeza said...

I love your stash-buster scarf. Hopefully, I will remember it next winter ... Have a nice weekend. Regula

Theo said...

Love the stripes and braids! Such lovely texture!

AllyB said...

The Stripes scarf looks super snuggly. I love the colors. Scritches to your pooches.

Pumpkin said...

I like them both, but the second scarf (your own pattern, how fun!) is my favorite. Car projects are always so satisfying to work on!

Voie de Vie said...

I'm loving that scrappy car project scarf!!! You blended the colors really well.

And yes, tea is great for keeping warm. Spicy tea especially, with cinnamon and orange and other spices. Yummm.

Andria said...

Great scarves! Sometimes you just need a short scarf, or know someone that does :)

Melissa Plank said...

I especially love the second scarf, so much color and a wonderful drape, it would make an excellent travel scarf because it looks le you could really swaddle yourself in it if you got caught in a draft.

Heather Woollove said...

I'm loving the stripes and braids scarf!! My mother had multi-colored, striped wool wall-to-wall carpeting in her house that was made from the ends of the wool yarn from that year's carpet-making at a particular rug factory, and it looked a lot like this!

Jocelyn said...

It's a neckwarmer, tucked in a sweater or jacket would be perfect for a blustery day. The scrappy scarf turned out great, it's in my queue!

Kathryn Ray said...

I LOVE that second scarf!!

Jocelyn's got a great idea for the 10-stitch scarf. Add a few buttons and you're good to go. :-)