Monday, March 7, 2011

Super Short Garter Stitch Scarf

So for something completely unrelated to Charlie Sheen getting das boot from one of my favorite shows, Two and a Half Men...I bring you the finished scarf!

My Super Short Scarf

Things I Learned:
  • The knit stitch is actually quite easy with the right yarn and rather therapeutic.
  • Binding Off sucks.
  • But a tapestry needle helps hold down a stitch when you leap frog over it to bind off.
  • When adding stitches to a pattern, make sure you have extra yarn to make up the difference.
  • You probably shouldn't get creative with a pattern until you get a little better at knitting.
  • It's highly addictive.
  • That when you knit in public people are curious and will not hesitate to ask you what you're doing.
  • Michael's has great yarn sales.
  • A scarf in progress makes a great cat bed. Or so my cat thinks. 
  • I tend to knit tightly, which might be problematic once I start making more difficult pieces.
  • Ravelry is a wonderful community of helpful knitters.

Close up of stitches.
When it is a continuous knit stitch,
it is called a Garter Stitch
All in all I had a great time making my scarf.  I enjoyed having something to do while watching TV and it kept me from stressing too much about my unemployed status.  I do wish it was a little longer, but that's my own fault, and when I went back to Michael's to see if they had more yarn in the same dye lot they did not. So thems the breaks.

I am now all set to learn how to purl..which will lead to the stockinette stitch and ribbing.  

Tomorrow, I signed up for a 4 week class (well, 3 week for me because I missed last week's class) at The Knitting Corner and Beadery in Middletown. The class is taught by Stephanie and it's $60 for 4 weeks. And it's your choice of Monday from 10 to 12, or Tuesday/Wednesday from 6 to 8.  Stephanie will teach you how to knit, and then will help you learn a project from start to finish.  I'm super excited, and can't wait to go! 

I might be jumping the gun, but I have all sorts of fun visions running through my head: fingerless mittens, hats, swiffer covers, socks and more. 

With the class, I'm not sure what project I will start, but I think my next project is going to be a Dust Mop Cover that was a pattern in last month's Knitting Today magazine.
Image courtesy of Knitting Today Magazine
We'll see what I choose! 


  1. Amy I love the scarf! It's fabulous. Great job. May I request a dust mop cover when you tackle those? That is so cute.

  2. Of course! Do you have a color scheme you like?


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