Saturday, February 10, 2007

Fire Scarf - FO

Another FO: Fire Scarf.
Materials: Jaegar Merino Matchmaker Aran [discontinued] in grey and firey orange.
Pattern: My own -
CO however many sts to make it how wide you want it.
Gauge ... it's a scarf, I'm sure whatever it knit's too will be fine!

Row 1: K1, M1, K to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1
Row 2: Knit

Change colour randomly to suit you.
Knit until long enough.

I finished this scarf quite a while ago - it just took me a millenia to weave in all the bloody ends! I started this before I realised that you could carry yarn up the side. To be honest though, the width of some of the stripes would have meant that yarn couldn't have been carried up the side.

The yarn was dyed with Kool-Aid [see sidebar for details] which was much fun - and I love the contrast between the silvery cool grey and the electric fire hot oranges.

I was about halfway through the scarf when Kathleen illuminated me on making invisible stitches. I had been picking up the loop between stitches and knitting it as every other stitch. However, if you knit through the back of the stitch it will not leave the big holes [see pic below]

All in all I love this scarf - it's exactly the vibrant contrast I was looking for, and the yarn is lovely and toasty!


Midsummer night's knitter said...

lookin' good - but what's gonna look just as good (and taste better) are the Lemoncello Cupcakes I'm baking. Should get a picture up today/tomorrow.
Have a good weekend - you off for the public holiday?

Midsummer night's knitter said...

That'll teach me - as you can see from my blog, they just didn't go the distance :0(

Heather said...

Lovely scarf Elaine - the contrast of the 2 colours works really well.