March 15, 2013

Knitting Update – Herringbone Stitch

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!

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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!

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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!

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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…

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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!

R.

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