The Purple Knit Scarf is Done!

Blogged under crochet and knitting,Finished Projects by Tammy on Friday 27 January 2012 at 10:55 am



It is done! Finally! Now that I look back on some of my previous blog posts about this project, I realize it really did take that much time, less than a month. Considering I am working on a few other yarn projects as well as jewelry projects, and of course, there is my job and life in general, I think I did pretty darn good on the time factor.

This is my third knit scarf using only one stitch – knit. However, there are some differences between this one and the previous two: I used much smaller knitting needles (size 10 vs. size 13), and I used thinner yarn (Lambs Pride Super Wash bulky from Brown Sheep Company vs. Wool-Ease Thick and Quick). Even dropping down to a smaller size needle was challenging for me.

I think, now, I am confident enough to turn back to the Intermediate Scarves and Stitches e-book I bought over the holidays and tackle purl stitch. I felt like I needed to get the knit stitch down a little bit better before moving on, which is why I whimped out and made a third scarf in knit before starting the first project in the e-book. That one requires doing purl and knit, and I just kind of freaked a little when I realized this, or I should say, my hands said “are you crazy?” when I tried it, so I felt like I needed to take a step back before taking two forward.

Now that I have made two loom hats and this scarf using the goodies from my LYS purchase, this means I can allow myself to return for more fancy yarn, yeah! But first I have to pick a project that will be worthy of the yarn. Here is one of the hats next to the finished scarf. (The second hat I plan to gift to a friend of mine.)


3 Comments »

  1. Comment by Liat — January 29, 2012 @ 4:50 pm

    Tammy, this is great! Thanks so much for sharing your knitting progress with us! I’m so happy you’re working on Intermediate Scarves and Stitches – you can do it! I can’t wait to see your ribbed scarf.

    I really appreciate you mentioning KNITFreedom in your blog posts! Seeing your progress on your blog makes me so proud to be your video instructor. You go girl!

  2. Comment by Tammy — January 29, 2012 @ 5:29 pm

    Thanks for your support, Liat! It means a lot to me. Your videos and ebooks are just amazing!

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