Thursday, September 13, 2007

modular scarf started

With the aid of my able assistants, I have begun a modular scarf using Starry Night. It is lovely to work with and though my photo skills don't do justice to the colors, they are more satisfying than I could have imagined.

I work part time at a local community college and took my lunch out in the glorious September weather. And of course, I was knitting in public. So many comments on how beautiful the colors were! And when I told people that the colorway was inspired by the painting, it was delightful to watch the light of recognition go on in a few faces.

This is an easy pattern, but a bit tricky to describe in places. Using size 1 needles (I always use circular) cast on 40 stitches, place a marker, and cast on 40 more.

Row 1: knit to marker, slip marker, knit 2 tog, knit to end of row.

Repeat till you have 1 stitch left. Do not break yarn.

Cast on 20 and knit one row, place marker, pick up 20 stitches from the edge of the piece you just knit.

work row 1 and repeat as before, always working a decrease after you slip the marker till you have 1 stitch left.

pick up 20 stitches along the edge of the piece you just knit, and 20 stitches along the edge of the first piece. Work as before.

Down to one stitch? OK, cast on 40 stitches, knit the row, place the marker, and pick up 40 stitches along the edges of the two little squares.

Continue working one big square, then two little squares, over and over. I'll let you know how far to go when I figure it out.


RoxanneZYG said...

Roxie....awesome! Your helpers are adorable too :)

Ann said...

That's a great idea! Will love to see the finished scarf.