Thursday, February 28, 2013

Lace Zigzag scarf

It is the last day of the month, and this is my first post of the month. I'm sorry for this, and swear I will get back to posting regularly, just lately, life has been getting in the way a bit. In fact, I have had this scarf made and photographed for over a month now, and just never got it posted.

I really enjoy knitting. Having something to focus on, which gives me something pretty, always helps to calm me down and keep my stress in check(unless I mess up a bunch of times, because then I stress about how bad my project looks). I especially enjoy scarves, because they don't take too long, but you get something useful in the end. This is my second time making this scarf. The first time, I made it in a week so I could give it as a gift to my aunt(who loved it, by the way). This second try, I like the result even more. The zigzag pattern is subtle, but enough to make the scarf exciting, and not just a basic knit scarf. The yarm really worked well for this project, with the colors gradually changing. The project was fairly simple, though you do need to know a few different stitches(though I googled them before I started, and they were all easy). I recommend this project to any advanced beginner knitters. I like to buy mill ends and bulk yarn at the craft store, because it tends to be cheaper, so I'm not sure what brand this yarn was, but it is a bulky weight, similar to the lion brand homespun yarns. The pattern for the scarf can be found here. Do you like to knit? What are your favorite things to knit?

Click HERE to buy Lion Brand Homespun Yarn in Mimosa , seen in the picture below.