So I am off to a bit of a slow start. Perhaps I can be one of those Olympians who starts off rocky and then comes up from behind. I have to say though, for my first time Fair Isle knitting, I am really quite enjoying it. I love watching the pattern take shape. Also, I had to learn how to knit continental style which feels really awkward but I think will be worth it as knitting with a strand in each hand should go faster. Actually, it is already feeling more natural. I think I am liking the colors although admittedly navy is not normally my thing. I am getting pretty excited about how it is turning out. I figure I have to finish the first one before this weekend in order to complete on time.
So I finally took pictures of my Stained Glass scarf:
I learned double knitting for this scarf which I actually think is helping me with learning fair isle knitting. I used Artyarns Supermerino in Deep Brown (113) and Teal (120) and US 7 size needles. I made a few alterations�??it is a little shorter then the pattern called for and since the yarn is thicker then the recommended yarn, I did not cast on as many stitches. The best thing about this scarf is how so soft the yarn is. I am happy with how it turned out. Here is a better picture of the colors and one that shows the front and back of the scarf:
I tell you, it is fun to have a finished object. It makes me want to get my act together and finish several projects that I am so close to being done with. But first, my personal olympics must be won.
The following 3 comments were originally left at blogspirit:
You’re off to a great start! Keep it up! Oh, and the scarf is very pretty.
You’re stockings are going to be adorable! Kara tells me you’re worried about the colors but I’m sure you’ll find plenty to wear them with.
And yay for the contintal knitting! You’ll be hooked by the time you’re through 😉
– crystal (kara’s friend from work)
hey – I am learning fair isle too for the olympics. Seems to be going well now that I’ve done a few rows.
I love that scarf – where did you get the pattern??