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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Working Ahead for The Red Scarf Project

Red Scarf StartA beginning, not the best picture, but you can sorta see the pattern. Actually guess it's more of a texture. This is a nice reversible stitch called checks and ridges. Using Plymouth Encore knitted worsted weight yarn which I love. It's 25% wool and 75% acrylic. It washes and wears very well and has a nice soft feel to it. It will be nice and warm because of the wool, and because this is a nice solid stitch. Using size 9 knitting needles. The red looks a bit more orange here in the picture than it really is. Had this yarn at finger tips and decided I needed a knitting project to give some relief after so much crocheting which is more bothersome on the arthritis etc.

This is working ahead for me as it will go to The Red Scarf Project which isn't due to be mailed until this coming fall. This is a charity I used to do a lot for, but in recent years my list became too large, so it's nice to have worked my way back to this part of my list. The pattern is a 4 row repeat and shows up best on a solid color in my opinion. I also like it because there's 2 rows of good old garter stitch.

I should also add this will be traveling with me to Aruba (be sure and check out my travel blog, will have lots of pictures and info there in the future).

What are you working on?



This was last weeks WIP, but I never got things officially posted, so am using it this week, now that I'm back in town and trying to play catch up. In my effort to play catch up this am before heading to work, I did manage to drop 209 for my EC friends (think I got all of you who dropped in my absence), and a few more. I also managed to visit and comment on 21 of you in the WIP--all that had signed in before my time was up. And now, to work. Keep stitching.

18 comments:

  1. I like the Encore line. I have a blanket started that I would like to give to the crochet ministry at my church. I just need to pull it out. At work I have a pair of socks that I am attempting for the first time. It is exciting to start my first socks but I am inches away from the heel.

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  2. I hear ya. My list has also become large and I really need to trim it - but what do I cut out? All such worthy causes. Difficult decisions. I think I have also used Encore in the past though I can't remember now what it was for.

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  3. Good luck Frizzy on the socks, I really am going to try them One Day.

    Well said Sandie.

    Thanks ladies for the visit, appreciate it.

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  4. Really nice scarf Sandy. It will be so nice and warm. I haven't used Red Heart since I found Encore at my lys. It's so nice to work with.

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  5. The scarf looks really nice. It even looks warm. Red is such a pretty color. Thanks for reading my blog.XD

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  6. Lovely scarf. That's a great stitch pattern. Good for you getting a jump on The Red Scarf Project.

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  7. I like Encore too -- you get some of the advantages from both the wool and the acrylic.

    You asked a question on my blog -- I'm sorry for the confusion. I had talked about this in a previous post -- there's a knit stitch called a nupp (like a bobble, but smaller) which is awkward to do, but which some people find easier to do using a crochet hook. The resulting stitch is slipped onto the knitting needle and then you keep on knitting until you get to the next nupp.

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  8. Thanks ladies for visiting, and leaving such nice comments.

    Marushka, thanks for the explanation about the stitch. I must check into that, always fun to learn something new.

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  9. Wow, I'm so inspired that you are knitting this for a charity. Sometimes it is hard to keep up with everything, but taking the time out to make something for the benefit of someone else is a lovely thing to do. I think I may need to look into a charity on this side of the pond I could knit for.

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  10. way to go with your charity project_ way ahead of time!
    Love that textured effect.

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  11. ooo that pattern looks good and I love anything red!!

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  12. Sandy, the posting acct is for those who want to sign up at blog-city, I think. You can just post as a visitor. Glad you guys didn't get any damage. As I drove around town today I won't be surprised if they say we had a low grade tornado. There is a definite path you can see where damage is severe. Glad we were not in that path.

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  13. Looking good so far Sandy, keep up the good work!

    And in reply to your question, a mug hug is basically a little knitted wrap for your mug, which will keep your hot drink hot for up to 45 minutes :D

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  14. I love the color and the stitches you're using for the scarf! Great job.

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  15. Chemicalike, let me know if you want some help finding a charity group in your area...I might be able to help. I love working for charities and do more of that, then making something for myself.

    Pearlin, thanks!

    Red...you say littleredcrafting corner....I tend to do things in group, so stay tuned for more red. lol

    Chrisknits, glad you were ok. Sorry to hear some weren't, with the path of the tornado and all. I've not come across blog city before, need to check into that. Like to learn things and know what's going on, as much as possible.

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  16. Oophs missed a few comments.
    Charlotte, thanks for the explanation about a mug hug....love the name and would like to make several of them, what pattern do you use?

    Thanks Tami, appreciate it.

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  17. LOVE that you're getting a head start... I did the red scarf project this year, and I think it's such a great idea!

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  18. I love the red. You are not alone...I'm always playing catchup it seem. For a while I can keep up and then the bottom falls out and I'm back to square one ;)

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