Another Scarf

Finished Blue & Purple Scarf
Finished Blue & Purple Scarf

While I just posted about a scarf I had finished, I am posting about another one. I have a very strict policy about not stockpiling yarn. I buy 2 skeins at a time, I make a scarf, then I buy two more. I finished this scarf last week and finished the Bamboo Scarf about a month before that. I like to knit on planes and I had a lot of flights in April, May and June.

Finished Blue & Purple Scarf-detail
Finished Blue & Purple Scarf-detail

I bought the yarn for this scarf in Monterey at Monarch Knitting on a break from the Grand parlor crazy.I like the way the scarf came out, but I wasn’t crazy about the yarn. It had some acrylic in it and I didn’t like the way it stretched while I knitted it. It wasn’t springy just stretchy. It made larger spaces between the stitches. This isn’t a bad thing; I just don’t like it.

One thing I learned was to play around with the needle size. On my newest project I used a larger sized needle to cast on and then I switched to a smaller sized needle to do the knitting. We’ll see how it turns out.

One of the YM’s friends really liked the colors, so I made the scarf for him.

Author: JayeL

Quiltmaker who enjoys writing and frozen chocolate covered bananas.

2 thoughts on “Another Scarf”

  1. I admire both the productivity and your lack of stockpiling. I am currently in the middle of a sweater and a pair of socks, and have enough more yarn for….several…scarves. I really need to make myself get back to it.

    1. I am allowed to stockpile fabric, but yarn is a completely different matter. I am not sure why. It could be that I don’t know what I would make with yarn I bought on spec.

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