Window Greens.

I finally finished the .PDF pattern for the design that preceded the 14-square scarf! It’s called Window Greens, because the original used green yarn and I was thinking about arugula. But the final version had some substantial changes—it calls for soft DK yarn instead of fingering-weight, and the button configuration is less straightforward (but notContinue reading “Window Greens.”

Definitely too many stitches.

There are going to two ways to work the finishing/border on the Stay-at-Home Auxiliary Scarf, because if you do all 14 squares and pick up stitches to knit the border the way I had planned it, you are going to have something like 902 sts crammed on a 48”-60” needle, and that is not theContinue reading “Definitely too many stitches.”

Day 3.

Day ??? for me—but a good square, with some handspun merino/grey alpaca/sari silk, Malabrigo Yarn Rastita in Glitter, and Arroyo in some sort of blue. If you’re knitting along, and you’d like to share your squares, feel free to leave a link to your instagram, blog post(s), or link your project page on Ravelry.

Stay-at-Home Auxiliary Scarf: Day Two

Work continues where it left off on Day 1. This entry is photo-heavy! Essentially, the steps are simple: with the WS facing you (and the tail from the cast-on edge on the lower righthand corner), pick up 31 sts from the RS along the selvedge sts. Once that’s done, flip the work again so it’sContinue reading “Stay-at-Home Auxiliary Scarf: Day Two”

Stay-at-Home Auxiliary Mitered Square Scarf, Day 1.

Okay! This is the official start. The instructions below make your first mitered square—which will be the starting point for the entire scarf. For materials, gauge, suggested needles, etc., see Day 0. Begin Work. First Mitered Square (Make 1). Using the cable cast-on method, cast on 61 sts. Row 1 (RS). sl1, k remaining. RowContinue reading “Stay-at-Home Auxiliary Mitered Square Scarf, Day 1.”

The Stay-at-Home Auxiliary’s Mitered Square Scarf

So, there’s a pandemic going on, and it is so far beyond my pay grade that I essentially have very little ability to even acknowledge it here. It’s hard to be flippant about it, and there is no solemn official stance to take with knitting patterns. (We’re doing everything we can to reduce risk byContinue reading “The Stay-at-Home Auxiliary’s Mitered Square Scarf”

Liner Notes 1 & 2.

Liner Notes 1 is a hat—reversible, with a double knit fabric that isn’t double knit (technically). Knit it in a plain MC and a single CC (my contrast skein was a self-striping sock yarn), or use soft sock-weight scraps for something more unique. The sample shown is knit watchcap-style—it’s just the right length to coverContinue reading “Liner Notes 1 & 2.”