Friday, 19 October 2012

Nearly There

I'm now onto the border of my Color Affection scarf/wrap (the dark strip at the top of the photo).

The border's not going to be as deep as the pattern says (which is 2") because I'm going to run out of yarn before then.  According to the pattern, the tension for this should be 36 rows of garter stitch = 4", which means the border should be 18 rows (not that I made a tension swatch for this - it's a scarf/wrap).  I've been weighing the ball of yarn after every row and each loooong row is taking about 4g of yarn.  After ten rows, I've got 18g of yarn left.  As I want to end on a wrong side (even number) row and then do a loose-ish cast off, that means I'll get another two rows of the border left before casting off.  I'm not worried about it.  Certainly not worried enough to buy more fibre and spin it up into yarn.

That's still approx 1300 stitches to knit, including the cast off row. 

Here it is bunched up on the needles, on my rug. It's big.  

You can just see the tips of my Crocs, which should give an idea of the size. 

Apart from changing colour every two rows and doing increases at the edges of the rows, this is mostly mindless knitting (there are short rows, but they're a doddle).  Fortunately, I can knit and read at the same time, so I've been getting through my latest book at a fair pace, especially as I can prop my e-reader up on the deckchair hubby bought me last Christmas.  I reckon I'll get another few chapters read while I finish off the last couple of rows.  Then, I'm going to 'cheat' and just use a bigger sized KnitPro tip to cast off, not even bothering to attach it to a cable.

I'm now thinking ahead to what I'm going to cast on next.  I've got other things on the needles, but I've got 6x100g balls of light green Cygnet aran (originally bought to make an Acorns cardigan, but I've gone off that pattern now) and I'm thinking a short-sleeved tunic-type sweater might be a useful addition to my wardrobe, so I've been trawling Ravelry for patterns.

Back to the garter stitching now! 

1 comment:

  1. It's looking great! What a sensible way to work out how much yarn you have left! I shall look forward to seeing the finished photos. :)