I spent some quality time with the scarf last week, and finally finished the first pattern repeat. I’m thinking of this scarf as “inspired by,” because the more closely I looked at the original, the more I saw patterns I wanted to substitute.
The first pattern repeat is 33 inches long. Stop here, or work a second repeat for a 66-inch long scarf?
As you can see, I’ve left it on the needles, because I haven’t made my decision yet. This would make a fine tuck-in scarf. And since it’s essentially four layers of yarn (knitting / yarn strands / yarn strands / knitting), it’s quite warm.
Also if I stopped here I could start knitting something else, which would be nice, because this scarf is getting boring.
This is my most favorite motif. I call it “flecky triangles.” Flecky triangles are deployed in several motifs, but I’m particularly smitten with the combination of green flecky triangles and yellow zig zags.
This is my least favorite motif. It’s one of only two motifs which breaks the overall “colored pattern against white background” pattern. I picked it at random out of my Vogue Stitchionary, and it looked a lot niftier on the page.
Every time I look at it, I do a double-take because I think I see a swastika. Please tell me you have the same experience?
Someone asked if I was making effort to de-jog the stripes at the end of each round. The answer is, “Pfft, no.” This is a bigger problem with some motifs than others. (Yet another reason to like Flecky Triangles and Zig Zags.)
This is a photograph of the best page in the colorwork Vogue Stitchionary. That pattern is named “Kang and Kodos.”