Thursday, October 27, 2005
My first sperm... er, seaman's scarf. This is before I had woven in the ends but I'm pleased with how it turned out. I wanted a pattern that could be viewed from both sides so the double moss-stitch was ideal and the ribbing (K4, P4) is very stretchy and warm. I framed the panels with three rows of garter stitch at the ends of the scarf and three stitches at the end of each row in garter stitch to keep it flat. No decrease in the middle - the ribbing does all the work. I used Alpaca Select, the same yarn as the dimple stitch shawl, and so the detail is quite clear and the scarf is, of course, very soft.