Are Scarves in at all? 2006

Some poor soul, looking for some fashion advice searched for that phrase and found my blog. I hope that with what they must’ve found on my blog I’ve convinced them yes. But just in case, let’s examine the evidence.

First, we must address the amazing book of scarves that myself and everyone else can’t get enough of. That’s what got me started on this scarf kick. I can’t stop! It’s the new socks for me.
You all remember my progress on Misty Garden right? Yeah, I was delaying work on all the socks and my Log Cabin in order to knit this scarf – with size 3 needles and super thin yarn (Briar Rose Fibers). I loved knitting it and seeing it grow. And look! Now I’m done. And I LOVE it!

I love the way it looks with my denim jacket in particular. It’s very chic and sidewalk runway. I can’t wait until the first 50 degree day (it seems a bit ridiculous to write that as most of the country is currently experiencing a heat wave -but hey, it’s the truth. We all know it will get cold someday. And on that first brisk cold day, I’ll be prepared.)
Next, we have the Not-Quite-Straight Scarf (see free patttern page). It was so much fun to design, so much fun to knit, so much fun to block and sooooooo much fun to see everyone else knitting it!

Look at how stunning the not-quite -straight-scarf looks on Leah! You can also see Monika‘s version in the gallery.
Back to my scarves. I have a winter scarf already. I knit it last Januarry. It’s a simple 2X2 rib in DiVe Teseo.

It’s pink and it looks super nice with my dark blue peacoat. My boyfriend said that everytime he sees me with my scarf and coat he is struck by how stylish I look. I don’t have a photo because I would want the photo to include the peacoat and that’s locked in an abandoned building right now (where I’ll be living in the fall actually. A nice, big room).


And, just for fun, I’ve decided that I now need a spring scarf. Sure, spring is months and months away. But I wanted to knit Backyard Leaves and I don’t really know someone who I could give it to. I’m knitting it with Knitpicks Merino Style. It’s very soft and I have no complaints.

This scarf has given me more problems than any other pattern I’ve ever knit in my entire knitting experience. I had to cast on, rip and start over at least 10 different times (no kidding, that many). Also for some reason, in 4 of the 6 repeats I’ve done, I got to the last 2 rows and found that I’m missing a stitch somewhere.

It’s a fun challenge though. It’s been a while since a knit has given me a swift kick. And look at this texture – it’s so genious. I love it!

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3 Responses to “Are Scarves in at all? 2006”


  1. 1 Monika August 3, 2006 at 10:40 pm

    The Misty Garden turned out great! I love it. I’ve wanted to knit one for some time now, but haven’t gotten to it yet. I love the colors on yours!

  2. 2 Nora August 4, 2006 at 9:01 am

    My 1st attempt at BYLs was the same! I just couldn’t get it together. BTW: those first rows form the back section of the scarf so any mistakes are well and truly hidden. The 2nd half will fly off the needles!

  3. 3 M Shutt August 4, 2006 at 9:29 am

    I had trouble with BL too (I knit it in Knitpicks Andean Silk). What I finally did was to use 3 stitch markers – 1 5 stitches in, 1 in the middle where indicated, and the last one 5 stitches from the end (since those first and last 5 stitches are pretty much the same). This made a huge difference because it was easy to tell when I made a mistake and I could tink back a few stitches before it was too late.


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