Wednesday, 2 January 2008
Seaman's scarf progress
Here is the scarf that I cast on yesterday. I have made myself a goal of 4 inches of knitting a day so that I can complete it in 2 weeks. I am ahead of that at the moment.
The stitch pattern is from the Lion Brand website and is called Gingerbread.
It's a 6 row repeat which at first had me wondering whether I'd bitten off more than I could chew, but actually it's easy to memorise and it's growing fast. If you look at that link, their knitted sample shows three repeats across the swatch, but it's not balanced, so I added a half repeat on the right of the scarf to make things even.
The Bernat Soy yarn is quite pleasant to work with, if a bit splitty at times. I'm using the size of needle suggested on the ball band (5mm/US#8) which is fine for cables and drape, but if I was knitting stockinette I would use a finer needle.