19 December 2007

ghostbusters!

citric scarfthose who were alive and able to have a proper appreciation of the 1980s will notice straightaway that my latest project is the color of Slimer.

hot, huh?



Cross-Stitch Scarf
designed by Margaret Halas
published in 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders

knit in Manos del Uruguay (1 skein "Citric" 100% kettle dyed wool) from my stash on size US 10 1/2 bamboo needles.

started: december 16, 2007
finished: december 19, 2007


i love this yarn. i love this pattern. i can't wait to knit with manos again or to knit this scarf again in a variegated color as pictured in the book!

the pattern is very very simple, and the results (especially in a variegated yarn) look like you did a lot more work than you actually did. i made one slight modification to the pattern because the simplicity had one drawback.

cross stitch kittythis stitch is in the stockinette family, so the ends curl a bit where you cast on or bind off. to stop it, i worked one row of single crochet and one row of reverse single crochet (crab stitch to knitters) on each end. it helped a lot.

it is in the sink soaking for a good blocking right now. i think a thick and thin yarn like manos needs a good blocking to have nice selvage edges. i can't wait for this to dry so i can wear it!

ooh. and look! a rare kittything without her glasses photo. collect them all!

3 comments:

Cactusneedles said...

Great job, and, yes, it does have that Slimer color! Wear it well!

Courtney said...

I have this book, and cannot figure out the cross-stitch pattern! Any chance you'd be willing to explain? :)

kittything said...

hi, Courtney. i did a blog post about your question awhile ago because i was getting so many requests for the same info on ravelry.com. here is my post....

http://kittything.blogspot.com/2008/01/knitting-help-101.html

i hope it helps!