An explosion of color in every row!
Yarn: House of A La Mode Bangin Bulky
As I knit along I see a dramatic and unique wrap pining for the cold. The colors are vibrant and the fabric has a soft hand with some respectable weight to it.
I knit a very long swatch and rolled it up to look like a pretty floret before frogging it.
The Gauge: My gauge for this swatch on US 10 1/2 bamboo needles is 3.25 stitches per inch. I should cast on 65 stitches for a 20" wide scarf (not 80 as the pattern instructions read).
However, I have decided to use addi Turbo Rocket needles. Daughter-who-doesn't knit sent these via Amazon and they are amazing! Stitches slide off the needles without drag and the tips are sharp! Vrroom!
My gauge for this swatch on US 10 1/2 Turbo Rockets is 3.12 stitches per inch so I should cast on 62. I will actually cast on 64 stitches; 62 for the pattern and 2 for the selvedge edges.
|addi Turbo Rocket Needles|
|Swatch with Chain-Like Selvedge|
Happy 4th of July! BGITWWW and I walked to the lake. I was able to knit a few rows on this while she read Warriors. The breeze masked the 88° temperature and the water was quite cold but refreshing!