Thursday, September 24, 2009

Commelina Scarf

Now that I'm done with the Leaf Lace Shawl, I'm trying to finish off a pair of socks I've been working on for a while.

I may abandon it to start up on Commelina by Kelly McCraw. It's a beautiful lacy scarf. The only thing I have a problem with is that the instructions call for making 2 end pieces (each having some pretty pointy stitching at the ends) and knitting the center section, and then attaching the end pieces. Ugh. I hate sewing stuff! So I kept thinking about how I could avoid that. I kept thinking, well, I'll knit one piece and then pick up the stitches, knit the rest of the scarf, then continue with the end piece. But then I'd have a seam where I picked up the stitches on one end and it wouldn't look nice.

Then, I was reading about provisional cast-on for socks and it hit me! I could do a provisional cast-on and knit one end piece, remove the provisional thread and then knit the rest of the scarf and it would all be one continuous piece! woo!

So, that's what I'm gonna do. I think I'm going to use the pretty artisan yarn I posted about a while back.

Also, I think I'm going to add some beads so I need to figure out what's going to look nice with this yarn and the placement so I can make sure I have enough.

This will probably be my project for my trip to Portland next weekend. Awesome!

ETA: um. yeah. this won't work after all since the end pieces are worked *sideways* as rectangles. then the stitches are picked up along the long side of the rectangle.

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