Thursday, March 08, 2007

Here's an attempt to capture the color of the neckwarmer/scarf a little more accurately.

It's basic double moss stitch (with a two stitch garter border at the sides, not shown on the little chart).

The safety pin is to remind me whether I'm on a right side or wrong side row. In one of those "aha" moments that probably only seem brilliant to the subject thereof, I realized that even through this is a four row pattern, I don't need to count rows. Once the pattern is set up on the first row, all I need to know is whether I'm working on the RS or the WS.

RS rows: knit the purls and purl the knits.

WS rows: knit the knits and purl the purls.

(knitting the first and last 2 sts of every row for the border)
So just in case I'm not the last person in the world to figure this out: that's my tip for the day.


Christine said...

I'm always amazed at how beautiful such a simple stitch looks, and the color of your scarf is gorgeous! And you're probably not the last person in the world to know this tip ~ just think of all those non-knitters, plus new knitters, and all the knitters who've never done this stitch!

Cindy G said...

Thanks Christine. Yeah, I sometimes forget that the simple things can be really nice. (In knitting, as in so much else).

Hope life in the land of the 10 year olds is treating you well!

calamintha said...

Oooh, I really like that. The stitch and the color are in perfect harmony. Is that the cashmere for Mr. S?

Cindy G said...

Indeed it is :) I'm hoping to get it done before the weather warms up...but if not, there's always next winter.