Happy New year!!!!!
This year is really a happy one, with exciting events that are going to happen in the coming months…I won’t reveal anything now 🙂
Year end was awesome, spent some really great time with the loved ones, roamed around, travelled a lot and spent a lot of money 😀 .. Distanced myself from the internet, facebook especially 🙂 A relaxed life was what I was actually craving for in the past few months…
Now, back to work! same old job, same old office 😦
But same old passion for learning something new 🙂
I have , in the past , tried and failed a number of times in an attempt to start knitting.. Though I’m familiar with the basics, I never had the patience to sit and complete a project.. Unlike crochet, knitting takes a long time to finish and a single miss in the stitch might make the pattern look horrible. All of a sudden ,sometime last week, I felt like I NEED TO KNIT!
I got myself the yarn, and the needles and thus started the most glorious event of KNITTING!!
For the first few days, I just used to knit some 20 lines and then remove so that I could practice the stitches and practice to follow the stitch pattern. After doing this for almost 15 times, I have finally decided to work on a scarf pattern, and trust me, its coming out really good 🙂
This pattern is called Brooke’s Column of Leaves Scarf and is readily available on the internet, you just have to google it!
The pattern (for those who have never used google before 🙂 )
p2tog tbl = purl 2 together through back loops
SKP = slip 1, k1, psso (psso = pass slipped stitch over knit stitch)
Slip 1 = slip 1 knitwise
Cast on 39 stitches.
Knit about 1 inch of garter stitch edging as follows:
(WS) p1, knit across until last stitch, p1
(RS) slip 1, knit across until last stitch, slip 1
Repeat for about 8 rows, or until it is as long as you like. End on a WS row.
Row 1 (RS): slip 1, k2, SKP, yo, k2, p2, K7, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, p1, yo, k1, yo, SKP, k7, p2, SKP, yo, k4, slip 1
(You will have 41 stitches on your needle at the end of this row, and at the end of all RS rows.)
Row 2 (WS): p1, k2, p2tog, yo, p2, k2, p6, p2tog tbl, p3, k1, p3, p2tog, p6, k2, p2tog, yo, p2, k2, p1
(You will have 39 stitches on your needle at the end of this row, and at the end of all WS rows.)
Row 3 (RS): slip 1, k2, SKP, yo, k2, p2, k5, k2tog, k1, (yo, k1) twice, p1, k1, (yo, k1) twice, SKP, k5, p2, SKP, yo, k4, slip 1
Row 4 (WS): p1, k2, p2tog, yo, p2, k2, p4, p2tog tbl, p5, k1, p5, p2tog, p4, k2, p2tog, yo, p2, k2, p1
Row 5 (RS): slip 1, k2, SKP, yo, k2, p2, k3, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, p1, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, SKP, k3, p2, SKP, yo, k4, slip 1
Row 6 (WS): p1, k2, p2tog, yo, p2, k2, p2, p2tog tbl, p7, k1, p7, p2tog, p2, k2 p2tog, yo, p2, k2, p1
Row 7 (RS): slip 1, k2, SKP, yo, k2, p2, k1, k2tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, p1, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, SKP, k1, p2, SKP, yo, k4, slip 1
Row 8 (WS): p1, k2, p2tog, yo, p2, k2, p2tog tbl, p9, k1, p9, p2tog, k2, p2tog, yo, p2, k2, p1
Repeat these 8 rows until the scarf is the length you want. Then repeat the instructions for garter stitch edge, then bind off, and weave in ends.
It is very important to block this scarf to get the pattern to lie flat.
Will post the pics soon ! Happy knitting!!