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May 7, 2010

Linen Stitch Scrap Scarf

Pattern: Scrappy Lengthwise Scarf by Zona Sherman
Yarn: Scraps of various light worsted weight wool and alpaca yarns
Needle: US 10.5
Notes: I started with 262 sts. I should have made it a lot longer. It's a pretty skimpy scarf. I didn't like the pattern as written and added edge stitches in garter. I should have used a larger needle. It seemed crazy to use even a 10.5 when starting because I was using fairly light-weight yarns but this stitch is really, really dense. I love the look of linen stitch but I don't think I ever want to knit it again. It's slow, tedious and fairly impossible to correct errors on earlier rows with just ripping it all out.


Anonymous said...

I like how it turned out and your choice of colors.

I've been wanting to make one of those, but if it's tedious, I'll skip it. I don't need another tedious project these days.

Elizabeth said...

But I love how it turned out!!!

Every now and then I think about that pattern, but I know myself well enough not to start. Still, looking at yours, I'm tempted...