Oh! And Then I Could Do This! Or This!

See, this is how I end up with so many projects in the hopper at once. I'm almost 3/4 of the way done with my Hat Series. And what do I want to do? Not finish the 1.25 hats I have left for that. Oh no. I want to start a NEW hat and scarf project. Why? Because it's freakin' cold here in San Francisco right now. And I keep thinking about this lovely Merino wool I have in my stash.

Merino 5 Print

Isn't it pretty? And you should see how it feels. Just lovely. So... I'm thinking of making a scarf and hat set out of it. I have four balls, I hope that would be enough. I think if I don't make the scarf too wide, I should be okay. But I could always go back to Noe Knits and get an extra ball or two. Just for safety sake.

I'm really inspired by the pattern in the Amanda hat that I just finished. I love the weaving effect. I was thinking of doing that for the scarf, with little rows of garter stitch in between. It doesn't look quite as good on the wrong side as it does on the right side, but it's okay.

The issue is that the original pattern I have is for in the round. Not sure how to convert that to a scarf where I'm going back and forth. I was wondering if I could just knit it on circular needles and slide the stitches back and forth. But I don't think that will actually work. I think I need to work the pattern backwards. I'm not sure if that will give me the same effect. I'll have to play with it. Stay tuned.


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