Spring Flowers Winter Scarf

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Cherry Blossoms on 7th Avenue

Spring has finally sprung in Vancouver. In April, not February as usually is. Nature had to take its time and heal awhile after the crazy beating it took this winter. I was up at Lynn Valley a couple of weekends ago hiking for the first time since the wind storms. It was amazing the amount and size of the trees that had been kicked over.

In other news, the scarf pattern is indeed 'finished'. It's in beta form and laid out real quick and ugly in a PDF. I am a left handed knitter proper. I knit from left to right. This makes for extra thinking when creating a pattern from scratch. I didn't test this pattern out with a right handed knitter, I just think that it will be ok. The only part I am concerned about is the edges, I did a bit of something fancy to make the edges look nice and clean. I just hope this technique transfers over properly to the right handed knitter. I will be testing this out sometime in the future. If someone actually decides to download this first pattern of mine and try it out themselves I may get my answer that way instead. :)

The reason I knit the scarf with this pattern is that I couldn't get one side of the scarf to look at all clean when I tried it using brioche stitch. I have an ugly swatch I am going to post on the scarf page later on.

So if anyone is reading and would like to knit the scarf, enjoy!