Tuesday, January 29, 2008

FO: Cal Striped Scarf

Cal Striped Scarf
Originally uploaded by knitswithasilentk
Friday night, The Sweetie was headed home and discovered that the freeway between his work and our home was closed due to an accident. A 40 mile detour later, he arrived at home, tired but safe. I happened to have gotten home before said closure. What did I do? I knit! In fact, I had just finished the bind-off when he arrived!

Pattern: Noro Striped Scarf, by Brooklyn Tweed
Yarn: Radiant Twist superwash merino, custom dyed, and Cascade Lana D'Oro, solid navy.
Needles: Knit Picks Options, size 7.
Cast on: Italian tubular cast-on
Bind off: Sewn bind-off (is this the right name? The one that's only good for 1x1 rib) from The Knitter's Book of Finishing Techniques.

Notes: It was really cool how at the beginning, I got a sort of thunderbolt in the yellow migrating across the scarf. Then it got sort of wishy-washy (like my knitting). At the end, it started moving again like at the beginning - more purposeful knitting brought it back? Anyway, it was serendipitous that the ends match each other. Also, I wanted a tubular bind-off, and I thought I was using it, but it doesn't exactly match. That's okay, though, I don't think it matters.

I gave it to The Sweetie - it's been chilly lately, and he loves it. Best of all? It fits!


Celia said...

Love the Cal scarf!

Lauren said...

It looks great, and so cozy.

Go Bears!

Kathy said...

What a great scarf. I love the colors. Thanks for sharing

RobinH said...

Oh, very cool! Let's hear it for serendipitous flashing. :)

I have encountered scarves that
'don't fit' however. I have one I knit myself, which is a bit too wide, and not quite long enough for optimum wearability. One day I'll make myself a replacement.

Macoco said...

A 40 miles detour? Crazy! Your scarf is so pretty.