Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Needlework Tuesday - More knitting

Today I have just a quick update on my needlework projects. 

I finished the blue Bernat Boa scarf. I ended up ripping out what I had and following another pattern I found online. This one for a scarf. It's 4" short even though I followed the pattern exactly. It must be a gauge thing, but who'd think to check the gauge for a scarf. Anyway, it's long enough for a scarf, but too short to sew the ends together and double-loop it into a cowl. Oh, well. Next, I'll be knitting the matching hat. This simple project sure turned into a bit of a headache. Here's the scarf:
I still have the white Bernat Boa yarn, so I might try a cowl with it. *sigh*

As for my dark rose sweater, I finished the sleeve and started on one of the fronts. The sleeve was a little boring to knit, all ribbing, but I'm not going to complain too much because I love ribbing and it really knit up fast. Right now, I'm knitting the instructions for the Left Front, however, since I'm a southpaw, it's going to end up being the Right Front. At least, that's what I'm hoping is going to happen.  I hope I don't have to make any other adjustments. Here's the finished sleeve laid out flat:

I'm still holding back the photo of the finished back. I'll show that next week, if I remember. Currently, the front I'm doing looks pretty much like the first part of the sleeve, so I'm refraining from posting a photo of that.

I also worked a little on the collar of my old sweater, the one where the collar was too tight. I had a hard time isolating the row that needed to come off, so I spent part of the week tracking down the pattern in my messy craft room. I finally found it and discovered that the trim was two rows of slip stitching rather than a row of single crochet. I also thought that the collar was actually part of the sweater. After referring to the pattern, I now know that it's a completely separate piece and could be removed if necessary. That is, I could follow Heather's advice from last week and make another collar. For the time being, I'm still going with Plan A, which is to remove the slip stitch rows and see if it makes a difference. So far, I've removed about 3/4 of a row and it's quite a bit looser, so there's hope.   You'd think that a slip stitch would be easy to undo, but for some reason it's not. 

That's it for this week. Next week, I'll have an update on my temperature scarf, which will definitely have some blue yarn in it. Needlework Tuesday is hosted by Heather over at Books and Quilts


  1. That kind of unsewing is definitely not on my list if I can possibly avoid it! I hate to unsew, we call it frogging, you know "rip-it-ripit".
    I love scarves especially in cold weather the knitted fuzzy ones are so snuggly & cozy, I think I have one in every color! But they never came up short!

  2. Man, I wish I could make progress like this! My goal is to have one of my projects done by the end of December. That scarf looks soooo soft!

  3. Love the blue of the boa scarf. It's been a long time since I worked with that colour, but by coincidence, daughter has pulled one of my old sweaters from the closet and it has some of that same colour as an accent. Am looking forward to the front of your sweater. The sleeve is knit so evenly. I was also thinking today that I had better work on my Temperature scarves, getting near month end. Thanks for linking up with Needlework Tuesday.

  4. I love your scarf and especially the color. It's gorgeous. I've been trying to find an easy sweater pattern to try my hand at but need to look more. Definitely need scarves and sweaters here as it's cold!


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