Monday, October 14, 2013

If you knit a boy a sweater…

…soon he will ask for a scarf! (Readers to young children may recognize the “If you give a moose a muffin” reference…)

Boy 1 recently said “Mom, can your next knitting project be a scarf? For me?”

And you KNOW the answer to that question: “What color?”

swish dkI chose Knit Picks Swish DK because it’s superwash and sturdy, both good choices for the young. He chose this color, which is called Amethyst Heather. I pulled up some scarf patterns in Ravelry, and he chose His (Birthday) Scarf (free download). It’s a simple basketweave design. I’m one ball in:P1010760I got about 15” out of the first ball, and I only bought 3. I think I need a bit more so I ordered a 4th today.

The back side isn’t as pretty, but it’s not ugly, either:

P1010761This project isn’t super stimulating but it’ll do, especially since my CustomFit attempts kind of fizzled out. (I ordered more single balls for swatching when I ordered the extra scarf yarn.)

It’s not cold enough for wearing scarves yet, but soon it will be!


Steven said...

Gorgeous color -- and a really cool design. Boy 1 has good taste!

Karen said...

Great color!

The Artist formerly Known as Purpleworms (!) said...

Saw your blog on the knitpicks comment board (what you would do with the palette yarn) and had to stop by. I really like the back side of the boy's scarf (even if it isn't as crisp and quite as pretty as the front!)