Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Dropping it

"C'mon Jorthy!" she told herself sternly."Feel the fear and do it anyway!"

But this was beyond your average, garden-variety of fear. This involved hours and hours and hours of knitting and - gasp! - deliberately dropped stitches. Despite the pep talk, Jorth wasn't sure she could do it. What if the whole thing unravalled and all those hours of work turned into nothing but a loopy pile of yarn on the floor? Or even worse, what if the Knits Protection people caught wind of what she was up to, and incarcerated her into the Home For People Who Perpetrate Deliberate Acts of Cruelty Unto Innocent Knits?

Not for the first time she glared at the cover of the magazine and muttered "Curse you, Vogue Knitting and your devilishly tempting knits that lead a good crafter like myself into all sorts of strife. If this fails I am going on the biggest meanest Ravelry rant ever!"

She squeezed her eyes shut tightly, bracing herself for the dropped stitch moment, and then thought better of it when she realised that that particular tactic would only end in disaster. Eyes open once more, she let off a nervous fart or two, then dropped the stitches just as the pattern instructed her to, feeling like she had been ordered to march off an alarming high cliff.

And...




and...




and...



by Jiminy Cricket - it bloody well worked!

Scarf #3

Scarf #4

Project Details
Pattern: #14 - Drop Stitch Scarf from Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2012
Yarn: 4 balls of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK  in 18010 (from stash - woohoo!)
Needles: 4mm

I must say, I'm pretty happy with this fancypants scarf! And once I got over the sheer terror of it all, dropping stitches was FUN!

8 comments:

  1. This is positively beautiful! My current pattern asked me to drop stitches to create a fake side seam - hells no I thought and skipped that bit!!

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  2. Wow! Wow! Wow! What an amazing scarf! Well done for taking the plunge.

    ps My name is a sheer coincidence and I do not represent the Society For Dropped Stitches or similar.

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  3. how would I find this pattern?

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  4. What a great scarf - the dropped stitches make it look lovely and airy!

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  5. Hi Michelle,

    I've just checked the Vogue Knitting web shop, and they don't yet appear to have the pattern for sale, so your best bet would be to search eBay or the like for a second-hand copy of the Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2010 magazine.

    Good luck!

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  6. Hi Michelle,

    I've just checked the Vogue Knitting web shop, and they don't yet appear to have the pattern for sale, so your best bet would be to search eBay or the like for a second-hand copy of the Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2010 magazine.

    Good luck!

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  7. I think I have scarf envy. Love the green.

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  8. Anonymous3:10 pm

    Hmmmm, "nervous fart". I hear you, sister.

    Well, not literally.

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