Winter greetings from the north of Sweden! For practical reasons, I decided to leave my sewing machine at home and instead bring my knitting basket and knitting with me. It’s a long drive (~8h) but lucky for me, I never get car sick so I could pass the time by working on my scarf.
For this project, I’m using a simple double moss stitch taught to me by my knitting sensei (AKA mum). My scarf will be quite big so I’ve cast on 50 stitches. If I were to make it again, I would probably cast on 40 instead. Then I work 18 rows of double moss stitch and then ~5 rows of simple knit stitches on the front side (first row kn, 2nd purl, 3rd kn, 4th purl…) just to break off the pattern a bit at the endings. Then continue with the double moss stitch.
Double moss stitch pattern
kn = knit, p = purl
row 1: kn kn p p ... kn kn turn row 2: p p ... kn kn p p turn Now it's time to alternate row 3: p p kn kn ... p p turn row 4: kn kn ... p p kn kn turn and repeat 1-4
I’m a very slow knitter but hopefully I’ll have the scarf ready for next winter :) Only 3 of 5 yarns left to knit!Of course, I didn’t spend all week knitting! In fact, we spent most of the time outside in the ski slopes. The weather was great! A bit windy but the sun was shining for most the time. It’s nothing like the Alps but still the view from the top is absolutely stunning.
March 17, 2014 at 12:09
Ohhh man I can’t do this to save my life… It’s still so cold out there! We are experiencing one of the mildest winters EVER :-)
March 17, 2014 at 12:39
Mild winter you say, what’s the weather like in the Netherlands? It looks like spring has finally come to the west coast of Sweden! Today we had 6*C :D
March 17, 2014 at 13:14
Well we usually have our little dab of snow and we also have some nice below zero temperatures. This year, NONE of the above. Weird huh?? Maybe due to climate change, who knows.
We’re having gorgeous spring weather right now, last week on Sunday we had 18 degrees celcius with lots and lots of SUNSHINE. Love it!!!
March 17, 2014 at 20:32
Ooh, that sounds wonderful!