Two Timing

Most project planning needs to happen at home.  The Softwist Cardigan has not yet made the transition from my brain to my knitting needles.  Because of that, I lacked a subway project by late last week.

Subway Knitter without her subway knitting?  I don't think so!

So, I started this scarf:

Miramira_1

Using my Rule of One (interesting detail per project), I let the yarn be the predominant detail for the scarf.  Aren't those foil speckles cool?  With my new stitch pattern books, I had hundreds of intricate patterns at my disposal, but an intricate pattern combined with a eye-catching yarn would be too busy.  Mistake rib seems simple enough.

Plymouth recommends knitting Mira Mira on US7s, which was too stiff for a scarf.  I frogged and began again, this time with 39 stitches on US 10s.  This resulted in some very distracting pooling of the foil bits at the scarf's sides.  I frogged that and cast on 31 stitches.  At the tension I'm knitting (don't know what it is, because I didn't check), the pooling has been eliminated, and the foil flecks are more evenly distributed.

Oooh!  I can't wait to wear this with my new winter coat.  Which means that I should probably start shopping for a new winter coat.

 

Ah, I was wondering what you would do with that yarn. What a fun way to spice up your winter coat!

Colleen, is that the brilliant blue yarn with the gold flecks? What a bummer that it didn't take to photographing that well! It is so gorgeous in real life. Perhaps it was meant to be a scarf after all (as opposed to a hat as you were planning). It looks lush - perfect for around the neck!

 

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