Monday, January 14, 2008

Getting back to being crafty

Now all the wedding business is mostly done with (still have thank you cards to organize), I can get back to being crafty once again!

Last week on ravelry, I saw a post for someone destashing some vintage Paton's Pebblespun yarn. As I'm always on the look out for yarn for my charity knitting endeavors, I got in touch with her and she sent it to me, with a bonus skein of yummy Manos Del Uraguay yarn. I immediately felt the need to knit it up but wasn't sure what I could do with only 138 yards of yarn.

With ravelry being the wonderful knitting resource that it is I found the Instant Gratification Scarf pattern which, as it turns out, is perfect for a low yardage project and it only took me two hours to do! I think this will probably be a pattern that I use many many times in the future as it's so quick and pretty - perfect for last minute gifts or just a quick project for that partial skein of left over yarn that's been sitting around.

Here's a quick description of how to do a twisted drop stitch:

1) Insert needle into stitch on the left needle as if to knit.
2) Wrap yarn around both needles.
3) Wrap yarn once more around the right needle only.
4) Pull yarn through both loops (the first wrap, and the original stitch).
5) Ta da! One twisted drop stitch.

1 comment:

idyll hands said...

It's a beautiful scarf!