Monday, September 18, 2006

Revisiting a pattern.

It's not often that I decide to knit something that I have already knit. There are so many great patterns I want to knit, but this one needed to be knit again.

Forbes Forest, in Scarfstyle, was one of the first projects I knit where I felt some sense of accomplishment. It just looks gorgeous. Although, it must be said that my DH has worn it maybe 3 times....he even selected the colour...it turns out he is just not a "scarf kind of guy".

When I knit the original back in feb 2005, I used a cable needle to cable and had to read each section of the chart, and turned a millions times to make my bobbles....

Not now!

Now there is no cable needle needed...we all know how to cable without one, right?
I learned to read my fabric, not a chart.
And the newest skill of making bobbles without turning my work...from the Knitting Nature book.



Is it just me, or have they improved knit picks merino style? It seems nicer to work with than I remember, not so cheap feeling.

So, another major Christmas gift on the go...I am putting a dent in the list.

15 comments:

Kris said...

What a great scarf.

To make it more "manly" what about leaving off the bobbles? otherwise it is great.

Dorothy said...

Gorgeous. Knit Picks has been doing a lot of improving over time. Others have noticed too.

Janet said...

that's good to hear. I tried a skein when it first came out and thought it seemed cheap too. I love the nutmeg color! How are the kilt hose going? Do you think they would fit a woman as written, or using a lighter weight sock yarn?

brooklyn tweed said...

beautiful! i love this pattern, i was sad when it was done. i can finally wear it now though, its cooling down outside.

i'm happy to see another one on your needles!

Emma said...

Oh, it's so gorgeous. I dont blame you for making it again. I would make hundreds of them!

Scoutj said...

You make me feel like the biggest knitting slacker EVER. I watch your pieces emerge in awe.

Stephanie said...

Great scarf. I love that color (I'm in a neutral phase now, I think). Interesting about Merino Style - I guess I'll have to try it again. I can't believe you're so organized with your Christmas knitting.

brooke said...

I think I'm going to add that scarf to my list-it's gorgeous! And I love the colour nutmeg, yum!

Kim said...

WHAT??? Christmas list????? Ohmygosh....is it really that time of year again???? I guess I need to check who is even going to be ON my Christmas list, let alone if they get a knit or knot.....

wavybrains said...

My x-mas list is also growing and changing. I love that scarf and that is a neat commentary on your changing skills. :)

Becky said...

Beautiful scarf -- you are so talented!

I love that crocheted scarf, too. I've looked at the Happy Hooker a couple of times, but now I'll have to buy it!

Elemmaciltur said...

After I've seen Brooklyn Tweed made his version, I also want to make one, too....but I still have to find the right yarn for it first.

Courtney said...

I love this scarf! I wanted to knit this for my father-in-law for Christmas, but I am still new to chart reading and was having trouble with the fact that I needed to read both the right and wrong side rows. I am doing a simple cable pattern instead, but I love this and one day hope to make it for myself. ;)

Karyn said...

I love the scarf! But, oh my gosh! I know you knit fast (from your previous posts), but how much time do you devote to knitting each day? Your completion rate is unbelieveable. I know you have two small kids, so how do you find the time? I have a 5 year old and 2 teenagers at home and I'm lucky to find a couple of hours each evening to knit.

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