It’s been a while since I posted about knitting and that’s basically because I haven’t been doing much. The days got warmer and I wanted to encourage spring by refusing to knit my scarf but that plan didn’t work and it’s now freezing again. All the more reason to get knitting!
I’m using Rowan Lima yarn in Bolivia for this project, the same yarn that I used for the Ribbed Fingerless Mittens but in a different colour. I still love this yarn and I want a scarf in it so much, I think it’ll look and feel beautiful!
I decided to use the start of my scarf as an opportunity to try out the herringbone stitch. I knitted a single stitch rib for a bit then tried it out. I watched this tutorial on how to do it which was really helpful. You basically knit into two stitches at a time but only drop one off at the end. That tutorial explains it much better! I love how the stitch comes out but it took me an absolute age to do just a small section (I think perhaps I was doing it too tight) so I’ve decided to leave it as a border effect and start a three stitch rib. I’m not too sure how the finished scarf is going to end up looking, probably a bit messy, but I don’t mind. Have any of you used the herringbone stitch before? I think it has a really beautiful finished effect on both sides!
I have this some Rowan felted tweed yarn too which I’m not sure about what to make with, any ideas? My Dad was talking about making him some mittens…
How are all your knitting projects coming along? We have a really exciting post in the pipeline about an amazing local knitter I know so look out for that!