It’s getting cold out there… I think I’ll knit myself a scarf

I’m a little more than a novice knitter (the only thing I can knit now are scarves since all those patterns for things like sweaters, socks and shawls throw me off).  Although I can “knit” hats, just as long as I have my trusty Knifty Knitter loom. :)  Yesterday I went to Romni Wools, a well-known yarn shop in downtown Toronto.  It was like stepping into a kitters dream.  There were balls and skeins of yarn everywhere, along with knitting accessories, patterns and books.  It may not look like a very large shop when you step inside the front door, but there are so many corners, crevices, back rooms, and a basement all packed with yarn of all colours, materials and weights.  I picked up a bunch of yarn since I’m planning on spending some of my Christmas holiday knitting.

I got about 3 skeins of Berroco Peruvia Quick Wool.  Today when I unwrapped it from it’s package I’m thinking, “What am I supposed to do with this? It’s gonna get tangled if I start knitting this way!”  So I google how to turn skeins of yarn into easily manageable balls and ran across this very informative post on that goes through step-by-step of how to wind a skein into a centre-pull ball.  It was very helpful and mine came out pretty darn good (the yarn comes out so easy)!

For my scarf pattern I’m using a German Rib stitch (which is a variation of the Fisherman’s Rib).  It’s a P2 K2 stitch based on an odd number of stitches. The pattern can be found here. I’ll be sure to post a photo of my finished scarf once I’m done.

Turning a skein into a ball

One Response to “It’s getting cold out there… I think I’ll knit myself a scarf”

  1. Michee says:

    how that scarf turn out?

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