Happy 2016. May it be better than 2015, which saw the departure of far too many 2- and 4-legged friends. In looking for a good side, I realize that the enforced time at home monitoring illness gave us time to finally establish a large vegetable garden and to spend time in our backyard screen house, something we had not been able to do. But at the cost of many friends, old and new. We will see what 2016 brings.
The first project of the year was a scarf for an older gentleman. I wasn’t sure about allergies and it needed to be washable, so I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease in a denim-y color called Blue Heather. The knot design came from Elsebeth Lavold’s Viking Knits and Ancient Ornaments.
I added a rib column alongside the knot and used a seed stitch edging. The knot was actually pretty simple and the chart easy to follow.
I wasn’t sure on spacing because I was just making this up in my head. I wound up knitting two sides from the bottom up, then seaming them across the center. This way I used the entire two skeins of yarn. The knot patterns is spaced apart by its own length between the first two repeats, then knit the rest of the section to the end. Knit the other side and seam it together. Easy, and a good way to practice the knot pattern.
Beautiful! I love the scarf, and may 2016 be a little easier!