Working on The Stephen West Purl Ridge Scarf has been something of a revelation. Circular knitting – success! No seaming needed, neat rows of stocking stitch without making a single purl, and although you can see the join where the purls don’t quite line up I’m still very happy with it.
I learned to separate plies and break them with my bare hands to make felted joins, which are another wonder, along with my super-human strength . I have no idea why I thought the yarn would be stronger than it was. No ends, no knots and a satisfying amount of woolly magic. Excellent. The best join, of course, was the one where I smartly felted the start of the new yarn to the end of the cast-on tail :headslap: Just when I think I must be running out of rookie mistakes, along comes a new one.
It’s possible that I may need a third ball of the Artesano Aran. The first of the two balls has got me a couple of rows shy of half way, even after felting in the few yards left over after miscalculating the long-tail cast on. It is quite a big aran and my row tension is easy-going, shall we say. If I can’t get a third ball to match I’ll skip one of the six main repeats, but if I can I might make a hat too. :happy dance:
So all in all, a good week. I’m hoping that I’ll find enough knitting time to finish the scarf before next week’s update. We’re going on a yarn hunt either today or Tuesday to recce wools for the Elle Melle cardigan and Big Sister dress. Thank you for reading, I hope that you have had a great week too!