My First Scarf Project: The Frankenscarf

My First Scarf Project: The Frankenscarf

I’m so happy that my first scarf project is finished! It’s a variation on the You Go, Girl! Scarf from The Chicks with Sticks Guide to Knitting. I made the scarf wider, casting on forty stitches instead of twenty-four and used Size 9 needles (US) instead of 11. My tension wasn’t loose enough so the stitches are so are very tight. As far as more obvious mistakes there’s a knot sticking out where I should have unravelled that partially knitted line and added the second yarn like adding a new ball; but I’m not too cut up about it because that’s the point of this “Frankenscarf.” It’s my first one and not supposed to be perfect. I tried a different stitch at the midway point but didn’t like how it looked. So I undid them and resumed working with garter stitch. Despite the booboos, I’m happy with the way it turned out. The yarn is Red Heart Super Saver Economy Yarn, Gold. The scarf isn’t long enough to be wrapped several times around the wearer’ neck and unfortunately the acrylic yarn isn’t what I would call soft. Again, it’s was definitely a great beginner project.

Scarf #1

Frankenscarf: Red Heart acrylic Gold yarn, Size 9 US needles, garter stitch only.

Fortunately (and unfortunately) I hurt my right foot, specifically my baby toe. It didn’t hurt too much to stand but walking and running were definitely out of the question. Being forced off my feet gave me ample time to finish this scarf and start working on another one. This is another You Go, Girl! Scarf but this time I’m sticking to the pattern, including knitting with two yarns instead of one! Just like the book said, I’m knitting faster and my work is much improved. My only deviation from the pattern is the scarf’s length. This one is also for my sister and she likes very long scarves. I’ve taken several photos of this project but the sparkles in the blue yarn don’t show up. Maybe I’ll take it outside when complete so you can see how pretty it is.

 

 

Not to toot my own horn but I’m positively delighted with the way this scarf looks and feels. The white is by Loops & Threads medium worsted acrylic yarn 10.5 oz/297 g. The accent yarn is Lion Brand Yarn, Vanna’s Glamour, Sapphire weighing 1.75 oz / 50g, 96% acrylic with 4% metallic polyester. This time my stitches are also looser so the scarf is thicker and much softer than Frankenscarf. I’m looking forward to learning new stitches but I have just one more garter stitch project to complete. Details on that one will be kept under wraps for reasons. (Ha ha, wink!) Don’t worry you’ll find out eventually but in the meantime here’s a look at scarf number two.

Scarf #2

You Go, Girl! Scarf: Loops & Threads acrylic White yarn and Lion Brand Yarn, Vanna’s Glamour Sapphire yarn. Size 11 US needles, garter stitch only.