Friday, July 27, 2007

The "Robert" Seamans Scarf

I have had this handspun, hand-dyed skein of merino, just sitting in my basket for more than a year. It's been looking at me and calling "I'm orange - don't you know how trendy orange is? USE ME!" I don't even remember why it's orange - I vaguely remember plopping the fiber in some dyepot that hadn't completely exhausted. (I really should keep notes...)

So last evening I cast on for the "Robert" Seaman's scarf from Myrna Stahman's Shawls and Scarves. I've made several faroese shawls and two seamans scarves from this book, and it's a great resource. This is a quick to learn, two row lace pattern. I used a provisional cast on, size 7 needles, and cast on 41 stitches.

I do like to have at least one project going with my handspun, and I just finished those socks.

Yeah, I needed another project, eh?

1 comment:

Lorraine said...

Is that a provisional cast-on? Does that mean you'll pick up and knit the other half the other direction?

And, no, the purple cord on the Dragonslayer is actually my new Addi Turbo Lace needle. The color is similar but I don't find it nearly as flexible as the Knit Picks cables. I think I'll become a faithful adherent to the Knit Picks in the future.