January WIPs: More Scarves. January 21, 2006Posted by jessicraft in knitting, wip.
Scarves are great for getting the hang of certain things as new knitters. I made a stockinette stitch with garter border scarf – something I am visiting in a current WIP while also using two strands of yarn. The big exciting thing for me, however, is the Irish Hiking Scarf – cables! It is also my first experience with a 100% natural fiber.
This is the two-stranded stockinette/garter scarf knit on 6.5mm needles; wanted something quick and dirty, and I’d already used some of that yarn while in the process of learning other things. Started after the hiking scarf, I wanted to just kinda work this acrylic stuff away before buying more natural fibers to begin a new kind of project.
And now for the Irish Hiking Scarf – for the pattern, google that. This is my first experience following a pattern, first natural fiber. So far I am loving it. This is Patons Classic Wool (100% Merino Wool) in Peacock Blue. Knit on 4mm needles and I do use a cable needle, I find it easier than a DPN.