Saturday, April 26, 2008

The Red Yarn Scarf

Shot off my big mouth about making a scarf from the red yarn. Kinda backed myself into having to do it.

The yarn is the perfect color for my niece, who is small and lovely. Lace would be nice.

First I tried to do three cables with lace in between. Looked okay from the front.

And really horrid from behind. So I frogged that and decided to try a simple lace pattern called "Rabbit Tracks."I like it. I'm anticipating great things when it's blocked.

It wouldn't win any beauty contests from the back, but it's sure better than those cables. One thing I am learning from this is count and count again. If I screw up on one row, it kicks my derrière on the next. It's going to take a whole lot more practice before I can go backwards to fix my boo-boos on lace with any ease.

P.S. The photos look weird because they're not photos. I scanned the knitting on my Epson flatbed scanner. Interesting thing is that the red is a whole lot closer than I could get it using my camera.


Alison said...

So THAT'S how you get a good red on the blog! Thank you!

And I'm delighted you like Rabbit Tracks. It was my first pattern I ever got to see actually in print.

--AlisonH at

Wunx~ said...

Thank you, Alison, for putting your pattern up for the public. It's a great pattern for a neophyte knitter's first try at lace, and pretty too.