But in the spirit of WIP Wednesday, I thought I would share with you my progress – yes I have still been working on the scarf. I did warn you I was slow and did not have much spare time for my true pleasures.
Basically the scarf is half way complete. After I worked through adjusting the pattern to suit my desired width I basically need to repeat 6 rows until I am happy with the length. I like quite long scarfs.
I am roughly at 75cm and only 75cm to go.
To my horror the other night I somehow picked up a stitch. I had been knitting in the dark whilst watching a movie with The Hubby – so you really cannot feel too sorry for me. But a mistake of this kind is absolutely detrimental to this pattern because it is very specific about the number of stitches being worked due to the diagonal knit. Heartbreakingly I pulled out 6 rows and I was scared. With this stitch it is not so easy to simply work backwards. On the pearl side you are knitting 3 together and making new stitches all the time. So it was really hard to fix the mistake without pulling the scarf off the needles and pulling thread. This is what I had to do and I miraculously put the stitches back on the needle and managed to salvage the diagonal pattern. Phew. I was so, so relieved.
With that drama aside, I am loving the pattern the diagonal knot stitch gives and finding it a fun stitch to knit.