Friday over lunch I finished the seed stitch border and got the DNA Scarf blocking as soon as I got home from work.
And now my dad can take his scarf home with him today. He tried it on last night after we got home from a day filled with many things like running at the indoor track, shopping at TJ Maxx and grocery shopping for a delicious dinner. The finished scarf is about six feet long and five and half inches wide. I did twelve cable pattern repeats and omitted the ribbing at the neck so it was more like a traditional scarf.
Look! He struck a pose in his new scarf!
I am making great progress on the DNA Scarf.
Tonight I should finish up the tenth pattern repeat and start on the eleventh (hopefully). Tomorrow night I’ll have a lot of knitting time and finish the eleventh and will see if I have enough yarn for a twelfth repeat.
Even thought it’s taking me a while to knit, it’s totally worth it. It’s such an interesting pattern and the DNA cables look great.
So I’ve fallen into bad habits. Even though I have a few other projects I’d like to finish like my honey cowl and Fishtail Lace Scarf, I started looking through patterns on Ravelry with my stash in mind.
I keep thinking about how sparkly and pretty this yarn is and how I need a pretty shawl made out of it’s loveliness.
And I found what I think will be the perfect pattern. The Augustine Shawlette stuck out and I kept going back and forth and telling myself to be patient. I love the way it drapes and the way it can be worn loose like a shawl or tighter like a scarf.
My curiosity got the best of me and I had to read the pattern. So I bought the pattern the other night just so I could read it.
I clearly cannot start this project but I couldn’t help myself. It’s such a bad habit because there is so much joy in actually wearing the finished objects and I can’t keep tempting myself with new projects.
I guess there are worse habits.
I’ve made quite a bit of progress on my two most recent projects.
My Honey Cowl is coming along very nicely.
As I knit the first few rows before the pattern and was a little worried that I selected the wrong yarn but the color changes make the pattern even more interesting.
I’ve also completed over three repeats of the pattern in the DNA Scarf.
I predict that I will have twelve pattern repeats (maybe fourteen?) by the time I near the end of my yarn. I’ll probably weigh my yarn when I finish this section to be sure. My goal is to have this completed and blocked in two weeks. My parents will be visiting and I want to give this to my dad. I’m hoping by writing this out, I take this goal very seriously. We shall see!
Well I’ve finally started a DNA Scarf for my dad. I mentioned back in the fall that I thought he’d love it. After that post my dad said that he’s worked with Dr. Thomas Montville, the original commissioner of this pattern. So even better.
My dad picked the redwood mix colorway of Berroco Ultra Alpaca and I’m knitting the scarf on size six needles.
I’ve worked on this two nights and I’ve finished one repeat of the pattern. I had to rewrite the directions a bit so it would be easier for me to follow but I’m finding a groove. The twenty stitches of the DNA cables in the center are made over about 36 rows. Each row is different so I’ll really being paying attention to this one.
So far so good!