Thursday, March 6, 2008

Big Red (Adriana)

So school is now back in session and I'm finding it hard to remember how juggle my time. It feels like I've barely knit at all these past few days. I guess it doesn't help that I've been primarily working on the Chevron Scarf which is slow going (though soooo beautiful!). I did manage to finish the big red scarf I made for my friend Emma's sister (who is coincidentally also named Adriana).

Emma had requested a uber long scarf, long enough to wrap twice around the neck, with pockets at the end that could double as mittens. Considering that I was designing this myself, I think I did a pretty good job recreating her idea.

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Emma doing The Robot

Since I knew this was going to be a big scarf I insisted on bulky weight yarn. Emma chose Peruvian Highland wool (doubled) in Oxblood. I cast on 15 stitches with 7.5mm needles and knit in stockinette with 3 stitches in garter on either side. I actually did a provisional cast on to start with since I wasn't sure exactly how the pockets were going to play out. Once I got the desired length I reversed the stockinette so that the top of the pocket looked like the top of the scarf. I knit until it came just past the wrist and finished with 5 rows of garter stitch. Emma loves the scarf and hopefully her sister will too.

I've got to get to work on more interesting projects so I have something to blog about :)


Bertha said...

Hey, that turned out great! It looks so cozy!

Heather G. said...

That is an excellent rendition of the robot! And an awesome scarf too :)

Stephanie said...

that's a great idea!