Friday, October 26, 2007

Playing With Yarn

It took a full day of playing with yarn to come up with a pattern to use with some of the Brooks Farm Yarn that I showed you last time. There was lots of searching and swatching, a false start with a pattern that didn't work and then a light bulb moment when I remembered My So Called Scarf.

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I've have always wanted to make this scarf. In fact, it was one of the first patterns I ever printed out when I learned to knit. I've seen it all over Blogland, but not recently which is probably why I didn't think of it right away. The stitch pattern is not reversible, but the back looks nice and neat.

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BFY Fourplay (color: boots) knits to a different gauge than the recommended Manos del Uruguay. I started out using size US 11 (8 mm) needles, but the stitches were loose and sloppy. Dropping down to a US 10.5 (6.5mm) and adding four stitches gave me the look I was going for.

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I love it when yarn and pattern come together so perfectly!

11 comments:

  1. That looks interesting. It looks like it's going to show color seperation really well.

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  2. I really like how the stitch pattern shows off the colors in the yarn! Those colors remind me of autumn!

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  3. Catching up after being out of the woods.

    The stitch pattern really does a lovely job of showing off the colors!

    I have enjoyed your beach and family photos! I'm just sorry I didn't know about that beach all the times we were in that area.

    Blue norther reports bring back memories of going into class at University on a warm day, in shorts and tank top, and coming out ready to walk home to find below freezing temperatures.

    Stay warm :)

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  4. What a great yarn and stitch pattern combo. That looks like a stitch that would make me very happy to knit. :)

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  5. Ooh - such an interesting pattern. I really like it. Good luck.

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  6. A perfect marriage of yarn and pattern. Lovely!

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  7. That's going to be really nice.
    One of my fav scarf patterns-- it's in the queue to do someday.

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  8. The stitch is really nice, love the colorway.

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  9. That pattern does show off the yarn very well. Love those colors:~)

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  10. I really like that pattern. Great colors you got there, too!

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~Tracy