Just as a refresher, here’s the original picture again:
A lot of people commented that it could be double knitting. I can see why – a lot of the pattern blocks have the colors reversed. But considering the time crunch of a knitter working for a television show, and considering how FREAKIN’ AWFUL double knitting is, I think it’s more a matter of… some pattern blocks having the colors reversed.
There is NO WAY I’d knit a six-foot scarf in double knitting, so it’s a moot point anyway.
I started out by spending hours with Excel’s “Fill Color” tool, to put together a pattern. This turned out to be three pages long. Then I copied and pasted it at the bottom, and reversed all the colors, and it was six pages long. Yikes!
After knitting, I had to go back and revise the spreadsheet several times. I’d finish a pattern block and decide that it just didn’t look quite right. I don’t half think that after I finally get the pattern the way I want it, I’ll have to rip back this entire tube of knitting and start over.
Egg-wise, I’ve gotten a 2nd and 3rd egg! They were all tiny – about 40 grams – a grocery store Jumbo egg is 65-70 grams. So cute!