I’m not sure where the time went on this piece! I started the first weekend of March. By the time I looked down on Sunday, I was nearing the end.
I originally intended to work on the Bosc Scarf by Robin Ulrich at work during my lunch hour. At the same time, I started teaching a coworker how to knit. Turns out, it’s a lot easier to teach someone to knit if I’m just plain knitting beside her. Then, she can watch my movements. So, for that I’ve cast on a very basic garter shawl to work on during work and on my walks.
Anyway, the scarf! I love how the scarf turned out. This is the first scarf I have ever knit. Oh, sure, I did the obligatory practice knitting piece way back when, but it never reached scarf length, and I quickly threw it away.
The pattern is extremely easy to follow. I like that it comes in both chart form and written form, so you can choose the method that works best for you. After that, there are basically 20 rows you repeat for the length of the scarf. The final product, particularly the picture on the pattern page, looks very complicated, but I’m happy to report that it’s not.
I recommend this pattern for people who want to get into lace knitting and basic cabling. If you can SSK (slip slip knit), K2TOG (knit two together), YO (yarn over, and do a basic cable, you’re good for business. Even if you can’t, those are not difficult movements to learn (hit up YouTube if you need help). By the end of it, you’ll have down the basic lace techniques, and you’ll have mastered a small cable.
I love this scarf! I know, I already said that. I knit it in MadelineTosh’s Edison Bulb. It’s a DK weight. I know, the pattern calls for worsted. I tried out a lot of my worsted, and none of it worked out. So, I thought, what better than a neon yellow scarf? Well, it’s not all neon. As you can probably see in the picture, the yarn is not one solid color, which I kind of enjoy. It jumps around from really bright to soft.
If you’re working on this project, too, share your progress at the For the Knit of It Ravelry group. Or, share any WIPs or FOs you’ve got. We’d love to see them!