What to start next? What yarn to use? Gauge? Needle Size?
Being a self taught knitter, I have a great amount of angst when starting a new project. I started a cardigan – ripped it out. Didn’t feel right.
Hesitant – undecided – cautious.
….geez Just do it!…. No wonder it takes me forever to do anything!
OK…I started a scarf instead. It’s on my long list of projects to start.
Started and ripped out twice…which size needles?
Tried out sizes 7, 8 and 9 on gauge swatches.
Size 8 needle on top….Size 9 needle on bottom
Top swatch seems stiff and maybe too tight. I want a flowy, soft, yummy scarf.
Let’s go with the 9 needles
Palindrome Reversible Cable Scarf - by Kristin Bellehumeur
Yarn: Debbie Bliss – Rialto DK weight color- Hyacinth
(yarn is sproingy and very soft, a little fuzzy splitty every once in awhile)
Needles: size 9
This is a fun pattern and easy to memorize the sequence of stitches.
I am doing an 8 stitch repeat instead of the 6 in the pattern. I think the cables relax a little more with more space in between. I cast on 52 stitches to add another cable for a bit wider scarf (4 1/2 inches is not very wide, but someone may want a thin scarf…) Also changed the edge stitches…see tutorial here.
I made so many decisions and changes – my head hurts – I need to go lay down! LOL
JJ is so bored – he found a spot of sunlight to lay in while I took pictures for this post.