Thursday, December 13, 2012
Hitchhiker Scarf #2
I had to start another Hitchhiker Scarf. This time I'm knitting it in Zephyr Wool-Silk (50%/50%) on size 2 needles. I'm halfway finished, and oh, it's really soft to work with. The color is garnet, but in my opinion, it's a pretty light garnet. I was hoping to find a more "Christmasy" red-colored yarn, but this was the closest I could find in Zephyr. I think it will look pretty festive with the right color of green, white, and/or black. I'm not sure I'll get it finished for this Christmas, but it will be close. Maybe it will become a Valentines scarf!
It's an 8 row repeat, and I have added the K2tog and YO's to add a lacy effect. My friend Julie has added this row on every row 4 of the pattern, and that looks really great too. I suppose there are many, many modifications that would look wonderful on this Hitchhiker pattern. I'm thinking I may want to try a couple more new designs/modifications using the other colors that are in my stash.
How are your last minute knitting projects coming along? Will they be finished by Christmas?