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FO - slip stitch scarf

This scarf has been on the needles since last December; I started it in the airport waiting for a flight to Las Vegas to visit the OH's cousin and kitchenwitch. I've been carrying it around in my bag as my "knit in waiting rooms" pattern, and I ended up taking it to Wiscon. Every time I got annoyed in a panel I picked it up, so I quickly finished it. :-)

The pattern is from a book called Knit It Now!. The book teaches six stitch patterns and gives patterns for three or four garments in each pattern, each made with a different type of yarn, so you can see how a single pattern looks in a wide variety of yarn types. Nice idea, but the garments are mostly kind of dull.

They call this pattern Brick Stitch. It's a slip stitch pattern, which means that you're only knitting with one color per row but slipping some of the stitches from the row below to bring that color up into the current row. To my eye the result looks complex but the process is pretty easy. It was my first attempt at two color work that wasn't multi-row stripes.

The yarn is Classic Elite Wool Bam Boo. I really like the yarn; it feels really nice in my hands, drapes well, is lightweight, and has good stitch definition. It's not particularly warm.

I really like how this scarf turned out, and I got lots of compliments on it while I was knitting it.

The color is more accurate on this one


Comments

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micheinnz
Jun. 2nd, 2007 11:35 am (UTC)
That is just gorgeous.
firecat
Jun. 4th, 2007 09:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks! [great icon!]
epi_lj
Jun. 2nd, 2007 12:38 pm (UTC)
That's a really pretty scarf. :)

(That's also a totally cute picture of you!)
firecat
Jun. 4th, 2007 09:55 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I kind of like them too.
elainegrey
Jun. 2nd, 2007 02:36 pm (UTC)
The texture looks fascinating -- is it mainly purple on the other side?
firecat
Jun. 4th, 2007 09:55 pm (UTC)
flat reverse stockinette, purple and blue
theycallmebeth
Jun. 2nd, 2007 03:42 pm (UTC)
Wow! That's really gorgeous. Those are amazing colours too. It does look extremely complex (especially to someone like myself who can't knit to save my life!).
firecat
Jun. 4th, 2007 09:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks! (You should learn! *tempt*)
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firecat
Jun. 4th, 2007 09:57 pm (UTC)
The instructions are kind of confusing. Next time I see you, I'd be happy to show you - it's not hard once you figure out what's going on.
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mjlayman
Jun. 2nd, 2007 05:28 pm (UTC)
The scarf is great! I love the colors! (I wore that t-shirt yesterday!)
firecat
Jun. 4th, 2007 09:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I actually borrowed the T-shirt from my cousin because I spilled coke on my shirt that evening, but it fit me so well I think I'll have to buy my own. :)
mjlayman
Jun. 9th, 2007 08:06 pm (UTC)
You may have to buy it in other colors. The third MIB summer catalog came today and everything is the same as the last one except that tee. The new one is the same cut & shape but in dark blues, purples, and black. #23180. I'll have to buy it, too!
aesha
Jun. 2nd, 2007 07:40 pm (UTC)
What a lovely scarf! What yarn did you use?

I just picked up knitting in February and haven't done a whole lot, but that's great.

BTW, in case you're wondering, I found you through fatshionista. :)
firecat
Jun. 2nd, 2007 08:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks for stopping by! The scarf is knit in Classic Elite Wool Bam Boo, which I love.

Keep knitting!
sevoo
Jun. 3rd, 2007 06:12 am (UTC)
pretty pretty!

I'm a little obsessed with slip-stitch patterns.
firecat
Jun. 4th, 2007 09:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks! They're fun aren't they? Do you have Barbara Walker's book of slip stitch patterns? (most of them are also in her Treasury volumes.)
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