Knitting is something I've had no desire to learn, no motivation to do and most certainly no action to achieve. My Mum knits and my Grandma used to knit for a living, working for a designer creating beautiful, intricate pieces that would then most often be beaded by someone else and sold for huge sums of money. If knitting is in the genes then there's a good chance I'm predisposed for it! But I sew, I make cards, I paper cut and of course I bake. I don't need or want more hobbies right now.
I'm sure you know there's a but! And I'm getting to it in my usual long winded way. About a year ago I came across an amazing looking infinity scarf and I wanted it soooo bad. Trouble was, I couldn't buy it, it was a knitting pattern and I'd have to make it. I can't for the life of me remember how I stumbled on this. Perhaps I was searching for one to buy and this popped up, I really don't know.
Anyway the thing was all of a sudden I found myself really motivated to knit it. So I learned! Thanks You Tube and my Mum! I made the scarf in only two weeks and buoyed by the success of it started looking around for other things that were similarly motivational. I found another scarf pattern this time in a feather and fan design, thought it was stunning and elegant and got the stuff together to make it.
|Look at the pretty waves!|
This is one of those lovely items that looks far more complicated to make than it actually is and I would totally recommend it to a beginner knitter. You have to knit, purl, knit two together and do yarn over which let's face it isn't actually a stitch, it's just putting yarn in position. Yes, that's all you need to create this beautiful effect!
|The wavy edge happens automatically out of the straight rows you knit|
Pattern - Feather and fan scarf
Yarn - Caron Simply Soft in Passion and Plum Wine. 1 ball per scarf.
|Plum Wine version for Sandra|
|Passion version for me|