Thursday, September 11, 2008

How about another KAL?

Awhile back I mentioned to you the Fashionably Late in 2008 KAL. They were making a Clapotis and I was wanting to make another. It's a nice group of folks and I really enjoyed it. Their next project was the Swallowtail Shawl and even though that's on my list for some day I wasn't in the mood to do it now. After that was smoke rings which I was happy to join as I am making my first ever for my sister - photos of that one soon.

So why am I telling you all of this? Well the new project is the Chevron Scarf. This is also one I've been wanting to try so I'm jumping in. Janice has made some of these so check 'em out. I've got my yarn and I'm good to go. Now I just have to finish my Monkey Sock before I can start the Chevron Scarf - that's what I promised myself anyway . . . . When I first read about the Chevron Scarf I was disuaded because you use 2 skeins at once and that seemed cumbersome. I thought about making it with a single striping yarn but after looking at all the photos out in the blogisphere I decided that I really liked the versions that use two different colored yarns so I decided to give it a whirl. I hope it won't be too much of a hassle. I also read that it is good to use contrasting yarns so that is the look I'm going for but I am a bit worried that these are actually "clashing yarns". Let's hope they look good together! I already had the greenish skein of Koigu so I went out to search for something else to go with it. I'm proud of myself for at least making half the project from the stash! Also the pattern calls for 4 skeins of Koigu but that sounds ridiculous to me. Each skein is 175 yards and in my book 350 yards is plenty for a long scarf. Hopefully I won't run out.


hakucho said...

Great color choice...I can't wait to see it knitted up :)

happy knitting :)

Janice said...

I love the color choices! It will be beautiful!!