Friday, 27 January 2012

Knitting - scarf


I thought that 2012 would be my year of the Crochet but suddenly, I love knitting.

I hadn't knitted for a VERY long time but last year I had an urge to knit and bought some needles (which were probably a bit too small) and some nice purple wool (Miss Bucket's favourite colour) and started a scarf, just using plain knit stitch.

It seemed to take forever just to do a small bit but to be fair, I think I cast on too many stitches and the wool was just a normal, thin wool. So I stopped and left it for a little while.

Fast forward to now and I've got the urge again.

I started knitting the purple scarf again but after looking through some other posts went and bought some nice chunky wool and bigger needles to cope with it. I also found some videos on You Tube invaluable in this, especially CyberSeams, with loads of brilliantly clear instructions.

And guess what!!??! After only two day I've finished it!! A lovely, warm chunky green scarf.

It's come out a bit like a tube scarf which wasn't the look I was going for. But I only found out AFTER I'd made it that if you stitch one row knit and one row purl (stockinette stitch), the knit row pulls slightly smaller which makes it curl.

Oh well, you live and learn and Bucket jnr loves it which is the main thing.

Source: The Purl Bee

I'm going to buy some more wool after this and do another one for Miss Bucket. I've been looking on
The Purl Bee's site and they have some really nice ones to knit.

I'm on a roll baby - YEAH!

Although I must admit I do freak out a lot bit when I drop a stitch - haven't quite figured that out yet but my knit and purl stitches are looking great.

With the snow supposedly getting here soon, I'm gonna stock up on my wool and get knitting.

Sam xx


  1. Hi Sam, well done for finishing the scarf. Stocking stitch does tend to roll over, very annoying. Garter stitch is better (knit every row) or Moss stitch (knit one stitch, purl one stitch) but that takes ages because you have to keep moving the wool back and forth. I love knitting too but since discovering crochet haven't knitted for ages. Crochet is so much faster. Although you finished your scarf in two days so I suppose it does depend on the wool and size of needles. Have a great weekend xxx

    1. Hi Emma, the purple scarf is in garter stitch but I'm determined to finish it some time. I love your crochet, especially the bunting. Have you ever done a magic circle/ring? I'm having trouble with that and I'm sure you'd give a good tutorial for it, hint hint. Sam xx

  2. Wow!
    I am in total awe of anyone who knits, so well done you!
    Beautiful coloured scarf, too.
    Have a lovely weekend.

    1. Hi there, thanks for following and the lovely comment. I'm still a complete beginner but I've got the knit-itch at the moment. Haven't given up completely on crochet, might just have another look at the cute rabbit pattern again as yours look gorgeous and perfect for Easter (gotta plan ahead).
      Sam xx

  3. Hi Sam, I've only just checked back here and seen your hint hint (haha). I will look into it. I love to read your blog and have nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award xxx