Friday, August 31, 2007

Hi everyone!

Chevron Scarf - first attempt. Will be frogged.

My first attempt at this great pattern. The "will be frogged" part from my FLickr page is because I am not happy with the color blend of the 2 yarns I picked from Artsygal's collection - they are gorgeous on their own, but together - there is too much brown for my intended FO.

So I am starting over with Lorna's Laces Bittersweet and Koigu KPPM in P610-45 (???) and will update with new piccies.

Have a fab day!


Sunday, August 26, 2007

#1 Done

I finally finished my first Chevron Scarf today. I'm really pleased with how it turned out. Must say, however, it's not a fast knit. But well worth the effort. More info on my blog.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Train Knitting.....

.......not to be confused with Trainspotting

I've only been knitting this on the train back and forth to work and jumping in between two other "train" projects to do so. I've just reached past the half way mark and am at about 52". It feels like I have about 1/2 ball each of both yarns and am making slow progress.

Have a great weekend everyone and Happy Knitting!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Chevron Scarf #2

I just couldn't resist. This project is such an easy knit, and I really did want a project to keep in my purse to work on during lunch at my office. :) I am very happy with the way the two colors are blending. When I picked out these colourways I tried to pick something totally different from my first chevron scarf. I wanted something more subtle. These two are just close enough to each other to blend well, but they are different enough to add some variety. They are both Fiesta Boomerang. The one on the left is Plum Pudding, and the one on the right is Mochachino.

I will not knit this one as quick since it is not one of my main projects right now, but I will keep you all updated on my progress.

Happy knitting!

Monday, August 13, 2007

A little short, but done...

I finally gave up after letting this project languish. The colorway is great now that I am done but I was a bit sick of it while knitting and stopped around 70 inches. I blocked it using an iron per a recommendation from somewhere else in blogland.

Yarn used: Artyarns supermerino color 105

Saturday, August 11, 2007

My Finished Scarf

Overall, I am very happy with how this turned out. It was a fairly fast knit, and the pattern is a snap. It is 75 inches long and about 6 inches wide. Since I used DK weight yarn I got a bit more bulk, but I really like that. In fact, I purchased two more skeins of Fiesta Boomerang from The Loopy Ewe last night to make another chevron scarf. I am very excited about the new color combo I chose. I hope it works out well. I picked two shades in the same color family so it will be very different from this one. This will be the perfect project to keep in my purse so that I have something to work on at work during my lunch break. When I actually take a lunch break that is. :)

Almost Halfway There

I'm about halfway there on the scarf. I was worried at the start that the colors were pooling a bit, but realized that the mistake was mine since I wasn't bringing yarn A in front of yarn B and vice versa on every other row.

Once I straightened it out and re-read the directions, then I was set.

The picture below is where I am at today.

I'm almost done the first two skeins, and I've got some built in knitting time this weekend, so I should be on to the second two skeins by Monday.


My Chevron scarf is finished!

The colours are a bit less pastel than it looks, but it is hard to get the right colours in a photo.It is 150 cm long because I like to twist it around my neck. The yarn I have used is OnLine sockyarn, and I have used one skein. I am NOT looking forward to the soon arriving autum here in Norway - and then a long cold winter - but I look forward to wearing this scarf!

It's finally starting to look like the pattern should!

I completely read the pattern wrong and had to rip and begin again after about 4 inches. Now all is good.

The colors are blissful to me!

Saturday, August 4, 2007


I thought I would share my chevron since it's long enough to get a good photo now. This has really been my in-between knitting this summer. I pick it up when I don't feel like working on my other projects!

There are more details on my blog.


Friday, August 3, 2007

Hi, I'm New To The KAL

Hello, I'm happy to have found this knitalong and joined in, looks like it will be fun. I've seen these lovely scarfs all over the blogs and had to give it a whirl. For this one I'm using two coordinating yarns (I noticed most are more contrasting) and am liking the result so far.

I'm hoping to get more inspired to finish this - although am a little overwhelmed with sock knitalongs at the moment - wish me luck!


I have been working on my chevron scarf off and on, and I am very happy with how it is turning out. It is 58 inches long now, and I still have quite a bit of yarn left. Originally I planned to knit until I ran out of yarn, but I think the scarf will be 10 feet long if I do that. I think I will go to 75 inches and stop. That will give me good wrap around without hanging down to my knees. So I am torn. What do I knit with the left overs? Should I knit a simple hat, a set of fingerless gloves, socks...hmmm... Any opinions?

Here is a shot of the scarf this morning. This thing was very hard to photograph. Not only due to it's size, but the colors are so hard to capture. This photo shows the colors the best, but it is still not 100% accurate. Once I finish it and block it I will take some pics outside in "real" light.

Does anyone have any tips on blocking for this scarf? This is going to be my first foray into blocking something other than socks.

Hello, I'm new here

This is the first time I'm posting to this blog. I just started my scarf this week with some fun Koigu Colorways. It's already about 15 inches long. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket I can't believe I waited this long to start one!

Taa-Daa, I'm done

Wow, that was one long scarf. I'm done, with this one that is. I finished the scarf actually two nights ago, but had to wait for the batteries for my camera to recharge. Now that that is done it's pouring out of buckets here and there is no better picture possible. Anyway, here it is, my fuzzy chevron scarf in all it's 85 inch glory.

Don't ask me why I took that second shot since I know you can zoom in if you want to.

I just kept on knitting this scarf until I had no more yarn. The funny thing about it is, that I used two yarns that, except for the fuzzyness, had nothing in common what so ever. At least not that I knew off, and they both ran out at about the same time.

What a coincidence. So I guess that means they were made for each other. Now, what to do with the other lonely ball of blue yarn?

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Veronika's Chevron Scarf

Today I finally started my chevron scarf by choosing a yarn from Opal and a superfine alpaca yarn. The Opal yarn I used is from a special collection inspired by the artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, and is made of a mixture from natural fibers. As the foundation color (second color) I decided on a dark purple superfine alpaca yarn. Together both yarns are warm and coexist in harmony with each other. What I mean, neither yarn trumps over the other. It floats perfectly into one great knit. I received the Opal yarn from a dear friend in Germany and had not yet found a suitable project for it. The purple alpaca yarn is one of the many yarns my husband brought back from his trip to Peru last summer. At first I wasn’t sure if both colors go together since the Hunderwasser colors are bright. It seemed that the yellow and greenish colors are almost like neon bright colors with a lighter and softer pink/purple/blue/red/orange in the mix. However, combining both colors gave the scarf, in my humble opinion, a warm and rich color formation.
I like the pattern because it is so easy to remember. I also decided not to use the “knit in front and back” method to make a new stitch. I’d rather pull the horizontal strain of yarn from the back to the front and knit it through the back. It seems the m1 looks better that way, but that’s my say. It’s not written in stone. You can call it MY habit
because it's my preferred method of an increase.

All grown up

I just wanted to update you on my fuzzy Chevron Scarf, which has been steadily growing and I had to roll it up into a jelly roll to keep it under control. Of course I have the advantage of having to knit less rows, since my yarn requires bigger needles, but nevertheless, I've been knitting away and today, coming near the end of the balls, I had to see where we stand. The scarf is as long as I am tall (and I tell you I'm not short either) and if it stretches out like I think it will, I'll end up wrapping this around my neck and still get it down to my knees (both of them).

I'll finish off the yarn and then try to get the whole thing in one shot. I swear, I don't want to brag, but I'm sure happy about the outcome of the scarf in that yarn.

Some progress on my scarf...

I have now reached 90 cm and I think it turns out nice. It is difficult to get the exact colors in a photo...