Beautiful summer weather has finally arrived and what am I doing? Knitting a warm wooly scarf of course. Yes folks, I have managed to squeeze in a knitting project just before the imminent arrival of baby girl three.
Let me tell you…this project should be called “The Scarf of a Thousand Mistakes”. I made one mistake after another trying to alter a pattern for a cowl so I could turn it into a scarf. I may have been a little ambitious as I only just started knitting recently and this is my second project. I can follow patterns and tutorials quite easily but I haven’t gotten around to learning how to correct my mistakes or pick up dropped stitches etc. Each time I made an error, I had to go with the flow because I was too scared to take it apart and attempt to fix the problem.
Here is what making a thousand mistakes will get you…
…a cozy versatile wool scarf by complete fluke.
You can’t really tell but the three lace sections are suppose to be the same and somehow they all ended up looking different. From afar they look quite similar but up close they are definitely different!
Oh well, mistakes or not, I love the end result. The scarf drapes really nice and can be worn several different ways without it feeling too bulky.
The inspiration for my knitting project is this pretty cowl scarf by Pumpkinbelle, knits & bits. As you can see, my scarf looks nothing like hers. This is partly because I chose a thicker yarn and partly because of all my stitching and pattern conversion errors! Despite the frustration of trying to correctly alter the pattern to make a scarf, I wouldn’t hesitate to try my hand at this project again.
Until next time, happy knitting/crafting!
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