Saturday, December 19, 2009

LMKG #19: Love me some garter stitch.

It's 7 days 'til Christmas, you've shopped til you've dropped, the cards still need to be signed and mailed, and all the kids are out of school (oh joy! oh rapturous togetherness!). This is your reminder that, with the right yarn (in this case, 2 skeins of Noro Iro silk/wool blend), our first love - the garter stitch - can be a very beautiful, very zen, and most of all very expedient experience.

This is "You're My Iro" by Jared Flood, aka Brooklyn Tweed.

See, even a knitting genius guru like Jared, who has mastered the highly complex, can appreciate the simplicity of garter stitch on #11 needles every once in a while.

Besides, the non-knitter you give it to will never know the difference between this and steeked fair isle on #1 DPN's. Trust me.

- Shelley
P.S. The pattern calls for 2 skeins, but you can make probably use 1 and get a shorter version that your man can fold over, under his overcoat. Lots of guys like to avoid the bulk of longer scarves, anyway.
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Blogger nekkidknitter said...

I am loving garter stitch lately too. I'm working on Baktus #3 (and have the yarn for #4), and have made two pairs of fingerless gloves inspired by the Tabbed Cuffs in Mother-Daughter Knits. And I'm already picturing a modified Robin's Egg Blue Hat - one without the overlapping brim - to match.

December 26, 2009 at 10:48 AM  

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