Thursday, October 4, 2007

Travelling Knitting Decided

After much deliberation, I have picked the projects for this trip. 

Project 1:  Irish Hiking Scarf (Ravelry) using Black Water Abbey 2-Ply Worsted (Ravelry) in Pippen.

Black Water Abbey 2

Project 2:  Knit/Purl Scarf (Ravelry) using yarn from the Illinois Green Pastures Collection (Esther's Place) (Ravelry) in Maroon.  This yarn is 80/20 alpaca/wool.

Illinois Green Pastures Collection 5

However, after The Husband wound this yarn into cakes... I was doubting that it was really a sport/DK but closer to a DK/Worsted.  I decided to cast on for the Knit/Purl Scarf and while I liked the density of the fabric I was getting, it was much too wide.

This morning I commenced a quick search on Ravelry seeing if I could find a better pattern more suited to the large size of the yarn.  I found the Mozart Scarf from the Morehouse Farm Merino Knits Book (Ravelry link) - the book is at home, so I'm not sure if it is "the" substitute.  Also found the One Row Handspun Scarf (R) from the Yarn Harlot.  I think that if the Mozart Scarf doesn't work out, I'll go with this one.  A simple stitch to memorize

Things will be quiet here for the next few days as I fly off for my meeting in MA.  I'll be back Sunday, but don't expect me to post anything until Monday. ;)  Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

jen said...

have safe travels and i posted some of the great dane just now..just for you!