Monday, November 18, 2013
Almost Never Infinity Scarf
It has sat in a canvas bag, in my craft closet, almost completed for over 2 years.
With this project, I had decided to make a true infinity scarf. Since I collect patterns and images of knits that I like, I started scouring through them, and found this scarf from a knitting pattern calendar I was given circa 2006. As is my M.O. with patterns, I modified this sucker. Who wants to follow the pattern exactly anyway? Am I right? Well, sometimes I'm in over my head.
To begin, I cast on and knit several rows in the pattern with a different colored yarn to start, and then knit with the lovely cream colored yarn (again my favorite Lana Grossa's Bingo 100% Merino Wool) that I used for the whole of the scarf. I had read up on how you could use a yarn needle to knit the unfinished edges together in order to create a true infinity scarf. It appeared easy, peasy, right? I did not realize that it would be more difficult than it looked (for me anyway).
So, after many unsuccessful attempts to stitch the 2 unfinished ends together, this beauty sat almost finished in my craft closet for 2 whole years. When I started my Crocheted Scarf/Necklace projects, I decided that finishing her up was something I was going to do, even if I was not successful with knitting together part. I was prepared to sew her together, with my sewing machine, if necessary, but she was coming out of the dark.
I gave the yarn needle approach one more try, and angles singing, I got it!
When I was finished 'sewing' both sides together, I turned to the wrong side to removed the cast on yarn (the blue), praying all the while that I had really gotten all the stitches correctly, and wasn't about to ruin the entire thing.
She is beautiful, if I do say so myself! And headed for her new home in NOVA. Take good care of her MK and enjoy.
And here I am giving her a photo op test drive.
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