Knitting Up North Blog: It's the Simple Things
By: Jess Poskozim, Duluth News Tribune
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It's the Simple Things
It's not too late to enter The Contest. It officially starts today, but it runs until August 13th so you have plenty of time to get a few projects finished up. I don't believe that knitting should have hard and fast rules; let's have fun and get some Unfinished Projects (UFO's) done. It doesn't matter if you have 1 project to get done or 100 (I hope you don't have 100), everyone is welcome to join in. I am still also looking for another donation or 2 of yarn or related items for prizes. I think it would be great to see some homemade stitch markers or something like that.
I'm always amazed to see how little time it takes to finish these old projects. Sometimes I was just a day or so away from finishing and I don't really know why I ever stopped.
This was not an UFO, but a quick little knit that I powered through to give to my little sister for her birthday. It's a Simple Things scarf from Rainy Day Goods.
Yarn: Pagewood Farms Alyeska Hand-dyed Sock Yarn; 360 yards (329 meters); 80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon. The colorway is Fushia Fizz - very appropriate.
Needles: Size US 4, 24" circular.
Modifications: None. It's an easy brainless knit. You increase on the knit rows, purl on the backside and just keep doing that until the very end. I would have liked to have blocked this a little more strenuously, but I was at the cabin and was limited to the materials at hand. i.e. I didn't have pins.
I already have my yarn picked out for a second Simple Things. Maybe even a third, although I'm kind of leaning towards a Brandywine Shawl instead.
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