Thursday, October 27, 2011
Day 302 and Kits
I'm really trying to learn a little more about color and how to make things "go." A good way to learn, I decided, was to go to the experts by way of a kit. While you could buy a kit to make something specific, you could just as well get a kit to make an afghan and make a scarf or a sweater instead. Don't look for just knitting or crocheting kits either! Interesting crewel embroidery kits often have really lovely wool floss and things like latch hook rugs have the rug yarn already cut into nice even fringe pieces. Think outside the plastic commercial bag!
What you see isn't actually a kit for a scarf. In fact, I don't know what it was intended to be a kit for in the first place. The yarns all came in a commercial looking bag, but the instructions were gone as well as any other parts of the kit other than yarn and some clipped ends.
The colors looked a bit like it was supposed to be a harvest witchy pillow, but I suppose I'll never know. I do rather enjoy the end result. The big color blocks seem to flow so much better as gradually changing color families and the chevron gives it some movement and an interesting texture.
Size 15 needles
aran weight yarn (or sport weight held double)
Cast on 19.
Row 1: Knit front and back of first stitch, K8, Slip 2 together, Knit 1, pass both slipped stitches over, K8, Knit front and back of last stitch.
Row 2: Knit across.
Repeat until you're happy with the length, changing colors as often as you see fit. Bind off.