Knit one Purl one

You know I’ve been spending the Olympics binding quilts but I finished the last one Saturday night and decided I needed a project for the Closing Ceremonies and to carry with me on my trip.

Inspired by all the knitting I’ve seen going on in blogland I decided to start a scarf. It’s simple, knit in seed stitch but I’m pretty slow at switching back and forth between knit and purl for each stitch. I wonder how much I’ll have done when I get home Saturday??

Speaking of knitting, what’s your FAVORITE simple rectangular shawl pattern? I don’t like to knit complex patterns especially since I have pretty basic knitting skills and like to let my mind wander when I’m knitting but want something more elegant than garter stitch.


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16 thoughts on “Knit one Purl one

  1. em's scrapbag

    Congrats on binding all your quilts. You deserve a gold medal. Can’t help you with the knitting. I just do hats on the looms you buy in the craft store.

  2. grace

    I’ve done some dishcloth patterns and you can prolly translate those to scarves .. hmmm .. I think I googled knitted dishcloths and got a million hits ..

    congrats on your finishing and your knitting will pick up speed as you move along 🙂

    have fun on your trip

    grace

  3. Anonymous

    I, too, have recently started knitting … so many people were into those quick/easy scarves with the fancy yard. I’d love to learn how to knit sock and/or mittens but am focusing on really simple stuff right now. Can’t help you with a simple shawl pattern but I would think any stitch on larger needles would give you an open, lacy effect … you just need to cast on as wide as you want it and make it was long as you want it. You could finish off the edges with a simple crochet stitch or hand-tied tassles … neither is that difficult. Flatlander (Linda)

  4. Sara

    Here are instructions and a photo of a scarf by YarnHarlot. http://tinyurl.com/263jku
    It attracted me because there is a four stitch repeat thatis the same in both directions. It’s going to be my next sitting-in-meetings project.

  5. Sheila in Ohio

    I was on a shawl kick (pattern search) this past w/e. The prayer shawl you could basically make any size you want. There don’t seem to be many square shawls out there that are not time-intensive or lace-like. I love Eliz. Zimmerman’s Stonington Shawl, but it would prob. take me the rest of my life to do it. Also love Cheryl Oberle’s book -Folk Shawls- (library).

    In the end, if it had to be square, fast, and easy, I’d buy some dynamic yarn and enlarge a diagonally-knitted baby blanket (free at LionBrand).

  6. GailM.

    I think I have that Martha shawl pattern. I think it was a free pattern by lionbrand or some other yarn manufacturer. If you want it let me know and I’ll look for it.

  7. Evelyn aka Starfishy

    That seed stitch IS very slow! I knit LB an entire baby blanket before he was born – he still uses it – beautiful, but time consuming for sure. Keep at it – the results are well worth it.
    Cheers!
    Evelyn

  8. Carol E.

    I love that beautiful, blue yarn. For a shawl I’d suggest looking up prayer shawls (easy google search). They’re easy and beautiful.

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