Oh how nice it is to not be knitting something cabley, heavy, and green. My fingers have been aching for something different. I really thought I’d want to start some colorwork mitts I’ve been coveting, but after getting back from Rhinebeck, this little scarf was just begging to be knit.
I have to admit that I wasn’t terribly excited to knit these scarves. I wasn’t dreading it, but they didn’t seem all that appealing — just some garter and stockinette stitch with a few increases, decreases and bind offs thrown in for good measure.
But once I started I couldn’t stop. Knitting this scarf is *fun*. It’s the most fun I’ve had knitting something in a very long time. I’m sure at least some of my take on this is because of the marathon St Brigid knitting sessions, but I think I’d enjoy it either way. I can’t help myself. With each little scale I find myself wondering what the next one will bring — will the scarf drape? will the scales fall to the side or stand straight up? will the yarn be non-knitter soft? how long will it really be? (since they only list stitch gauge and not row gauge)
I do have two complaints though:
- What’s up with all the VM in this yarn? I seem to be picking out something foreign at least once per row (and the rows are only 27 stitches long at this point).
- I am fairly certain there’s an error in the pattern. I’ve checked on the Morehouse site, I’ve googled and checked on Ravelry. No one seems to mention any errors, but I don’t believe you can knit those scales the way they instruct you to do so. In the end it wasn’t very hard to figure it out, but I’m really curious to see if I’m right. I think I’ll email Morehouse tonight to see what they say. I’ll let you all know if I hear anything.