First off, thanks to all the bloggers who have said I Make Their Day (it started with Gerrie, and then Natalya and Karoda chimed in too). I appreciate it, and please know that you make my day too, as does everyone who reads my blog and takes time to comment. Our online “conversations” never fail to inspire and entertain me! What a wonderful way to start off a new year.
Speaking of entertainment, I can’t believe how much the Chevron Scarf from “Last Minute Knitted Gifts” has been entertaining me. It started with this one last winter:
It was a simple knit, easy to memorize, with just enough thinking to keep me interested, but nothing too taxing for a take-along project at the kids’ activities. So, I decided to knit it again with different colors, in a yarn more like the recommended Koigu Painter’s Palette.
I LOVE this scarf! The colors go with everything, and it’s very soft and drapey. Guess what? My mom loved this one too. What the heck, I had the green/blue/pink left over and a whole other skein of variegated pink, so this became her Christmas present and I picked up the needles again to make a third. I had to change it up a little bit to stay sane, and I remembered Alex’s variation over at Moonstitches, so I changed one row from a knit to a purl and came up with a version with ridges:
I finished the third scarf while in the US (oddly enough, my wooden knitting needles were not considered a threat by TSA, but the Christmas Plum Jam with Vodka that we gave Opa was. Maybe the guys at the x-ray machine were just hungry.). Anyways, I had used up the blue/green/brown yarn for the second scarf, and the blue/green/pink for the third, but I still had enough variegated pink for another go. I picked up a lovely taupe yarn at Soft Horizons in Eugene (shout-out because it’s a gorgeous store with really helpful employees) and dove into, yes, a fourth Chevron Scarf.
Still inspired by Alex’s variation, this time I chose to replace the “knit front and backs” with “yarn overs” for a lacier effect. This scarf is based on multiples of six instead of eight as that’s what the “Old Shale” instructions said, but really, it could be either.
I’m pretty sure this is the last one. but no promises.