Wednesday, March 3, 2010

{Current Project}

The ongoing "Use the yarn ya got, dammit" Project is continuing on in to this scarf:

Just a feather and fan design in this bulky Alpaca blend yarn. Problem is that this is already about 1/3 of the skein that I was planning on using. I guess I could make it one of those shorter kinds of scarves that I put buttons on? Or make the slit in the middle so you can feed the other end through?

like this one:
Do you think I would have to plan ahead and put the slit in at the time, or would I be able to cut and stitch the slit afterward at the place that fits right? Ack!


  1. Pretty scarf so far. I love feather and fan- so classic. I would just plan on knitting the slit once you think you are about 2/3 of the way done or so. Personally I'm not brave enough to cut and stitch but I'll admire you if you do! :)

  2. Megan - are you kidding? I'm scared stupid! LOL That's why I've asked my very talented and knowledgeable knitting friends here! :)

  3. I love the short scarves with the slit! Your pattern is so pretty. I tried a pattern recently with some eyelets in it but I kept getting my count wrong or something and it didn't look like the picture! :( Yours looks wonderful! But then again, you're an expert!!

  4. I'm a coward, too. I'd plan the slit! I can't imagine cutting my knitting!

  5. This coward also says plan the slit! I enjoyed seeing the fan and feather pattern as I'm knitting a Multnomah shawl which uses it.

  6. You've inspired me to have another go at feather and fan - I have developed knitting numerical dyslexia and seem incapable of following even the most basic of patterns. Not good! I wish I'd met a new knitting friend like yours. There's nothing better than a rifle through someone else's stash.

  7. countrymummy - no kidding! Someone else's stash is like 10 times better than rifling through your own. hehe

    Feather and fan is easy to remember, you'll like it. It goes

    3 (k1,yo) then 6 k2g, then 3 k1,yo

    Then you're back to your normal count! in my scarf I've done two of those together. :)