February 15, 2012
My Palindrome Scarf is done! 10 days, start to finish, and it’s just as thick and squishy as I was hoping it would be. What I find humorous is that I originally told Virginia that I could never knit the scarf she was working on (her Palindrome), because “it would take me forever.” And now I want to start another one. I sense a bit of a trend, here. I usually avoid knitting many scarves because I think they can get boring. But the ones that don’t have a big pattern to follow (you know, the no-brainer ones) seem to go quickly for me. Looking back, I see how I typically go on kicks and make several in a certain pattern before getting tired of them.
There was the Feather and Fan kick (in Wollmeise, Wollmeise, Wollmeise, Alpaca with a Twist Socrates, Noro and Noro):
And the Chevron Scarf kick (in Fiesta Boomerang, Fiesta Boomerang and Lorna’s Laces):
And the Two Color Scarf kick (in Noro and Noro):
That’s a dozen scarves for someone who always thought of herself as “not really liking scarf knitting all that much.” I guess I was wrong. I’m preparing for my new Palindrome Kick, and already have more yarn picked out for the next two. On this one, I did 4 cables across instead of 3, so it used about 660 yards of worsted. If you stick with the 3-wide cable, it would probably take around 400 – 450 yds. In addition to the Dream in Color Cashmere Worsted that I used here, it would also be lovely in Spud and Chloe Sweater, Cascade 220, Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted, or Madelinetosh Vintage. Have you tried the Palindrome yet?