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Knitting, Fast and Slow

Last week I spent most of my knitting time working on the samples for the classes I am teaching next month.

I made myself a new scarf, which doubles as the example for my beginning knitting class.

The scarf is 60″ x 8″ after blocking, knit out two skeins of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky on size US 13 needles. Very quick and easy.

Then I moved on to the project for the hat class.

The Southern Lights Hat from It’s a simple ear flap hat with long icord ties and three pompoms. It’s a little silly, but it’s a fun knit. Done out of the same yarn as the scarf on size 10 needles. I did have to adjust the pattern slightly, adding 1 1/4 inches to the length of the hat before decreases are started. This was a very quick knit with fun construction.

Then I started on a scarf. A linen stitch scarf. Knit lengthwise. I knit on it most of the day yesterday.

And I only go through 14 rows. 14! True, that’s 14 rows over 375 stitches, but still. It’s a little discouraging, and it made my hands hurt.

Knit out of Cascade 220 in shades of grey on US size 8 needles.

My plan is to take a picture of this scarf everyday until it is finished just so I can see that I am making real progress. So check back tomorrow to see how far I knit today!

What have you been working on?