Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Knit One Below - or Inside-Outside Scarf

Once again I feel overwhelmed with the amount of available knitting patterns. It's starting to get on my nerves. I see one thing I really like, and before I can even think of casting on for that, there's already something else catching my eyes. I blame ravelry, or should I blame all those prolific knitters out there? My head is spinning, and it needs to STOP! Should I bury my head in the sand? I don't know why I even bother buying more knitting magazines or books, because there's plenty free stuff out there. Anyway, one example of free stuff it this Inside-Outside scarf.

Last time at my LYS this book caught my eyes. This is a new (to me) technique and I find it very interesting and fun to knit. With this technique even I can make color work projects, without the infuriating muddle of strands, and without tears.

Inside-Outside Scarf


Free pattern: Inside-Outside scarf by Elise Duvekot

yarn: Katia Mexico, color # 5853
Gedifra Fashion Trend color # 4533 (the same as my first Thorpe hat)

needle: 6mm DP, important to use DP needles with this technique (or circs)

size after blocking: 7" x 90", the edges curled terrible, but blocking took care of that

start-finish: Jan. 22-24 (I was so obsessed, that it almost flew off my needles)

I even find the wrong side attractive. The fun here is, that you can choose different weight yarns, and it still looks good, but you don't have to. Katia Mexico is slightly thinner as Gedifra Fashion Trend, but not very much noticeable. I'd like to try totally different yarns together some time. The edges are not very pretty, don't know if it's just me. I'd love to knit another scarf, but I think I'll try some socks first, or something else from the book, but a small project for sure. (I just finished a second sweater for Hannah, pictures comming soon).

pups and oranges

PS: My dogs like oranges. Whenever I want to eat ONE orange, I have to peel TWO oranges. Just saying.

pups and oranges

31 comments:

Heike said...

Liebe Moni,

mir geht es gerade genauso wie Dir! Viel zuviel input und ich habe mir gerade schon wieder neue Wolle bestellt.... Aber was soll frau tun?
Dein Schal sieht sehr schön aus und bei den Farben wird es mir gleich auch warm. Ich wusste übrigens überhaupt nicht, dass Hunde Apfelsinen essen.

Liebe Grüße von Heike

lexa said...

LOL! My two are the same with pretty much anything anyone is eating. They are like two vultures. I eat bagels with peanut butter for breakfast a lot, and I never get one to myself. They love "peanut bubber", and I always have to share, as I did this morning!

Yarn Devil said...

I love the scarf! Thanks for sharing it(or its location)! My mom's miniture american eskimo dog likes oranges too...

Dreams of Yarn said...

It makes a knitter dizzy doesnt it? all the wonderful things pilling up in the 'to do' list :)

shannon said...

cool scarf.

and the kids just make me smile ear to ear!!

ZiZi said...

Sali Monika

Auch wir hatten mal einen Hund der Orangen sehr geliebt hat! Den ersten Schnitz musste man immer ihm überlassen ... sonst hat er gesabbert ohne Ende *gg*

Dein Schal ist wunderschön! Hab mir gleich mal die Anleitung abgespeichert ...

Liebe Grüsse - ZiZi

Sarah, The New Girl said...

I can''t decide what's cuter-- the scarf or the orange-loving dogs. Thanks for sharing!!

TracyKM said...

My dog likes oranges too. My husband thinks he's the only one, LOL.
The scarf (particularly the backside) looks like a tuck stitch I can do on my knitting machine, now I'll have to check out the pattern, then see if I have any suitable yarn....I too am overwhelmed with patterns that I want to make!!

Bea said...

Hallo Monika,

das was du da gestrickt hast (sieht übrigens klasse aus, ganz nebenbei gesagt), ist ein Halbpatentmuster.

Das kann man stricken indem man in die Masche der unteren Reihe einsticht. Man kann aber auch alle linken Maschen abheben und alle rechten Maschen stricken. Das geht viel einfacher und schneller und führt zum gleichen Ergebnis wie Dein Schal, wenn du die Rückreihe 1re/1li strickst.

Wenn du die abgehobene Masche auf beiden Seiten machst, dann bekommst du vorne und hinten gleiche Längsstreifen bei Farbwechsel jede zweite R. - das ist dann Vollpatent.

Grüßle, die Bea
*hoffentlich habe ich keinen Fehler in meiner Beschreibung, aber ich denke wirklich, dass das schlichtes Halbpatent ist*

GoldenTracks said...

I saw that scarf the other day. The technique is interesting.
As for too many things to knit, I'm with you. Ravelry is a real time drain. Sooo many projects, so little time. I hould spend half the time knitting instead og surfing Ravelry.
Our goldens love oranges, apples, broccoli, carrots, lettuce.........any time I cut a saad, you would think I was operating a butcher shop. They would rather have fruits and veggies than meat.

Solange said...

I feel exactly the same. I don't even look at the new patterns listed in ravelry anymore. Sooooo much to knit, so little time...
(Beautiful scarf, btw!)

Tracy said...

Totally agree. My Rav queue is waaay out of control. I've tamed it somewhat by at least putting things in categories but still it is huge and ever growing. I now allow myself to look at the new patterns on Rav only once a week. I've stopped looking at the rss feeds of friends activities and projects altogether it's just waaay to tempting.

Sometimes I wanna cry out of shear frustration over which of the dozen or so patterns I finally was able to whittle away from the ever growing list of patterns to make!

LOl I too was smitten by this Knit one below....the book should be here any day.

hannah said...

I agree with you that there are too many nice patterns available on the internet. And with all those lovely free patterns we never need to buy books anymore.

I love the scarf you made.

Funny your dogs like oranges. I do know that Ysja likes a piece of apple but I never tried an orange. My father's dog (the one he owned before the one he now owns) also loved fruit. And the dogs I owned with my ex-husband always tried to eat a lot of prumes which fell of the tree in the garden. You probably can imagine what effect it had on their digestion.....

elizabeth said...

That is BEAUTIFUL! And looks so soft! Sigh. Another one for the queue!

Javajem said...

Your scarf is just gorgeous!

My dogs are weird when it comes to organges. They want it until I offer it to them - then they don't like the smell and sneeze!

Carrie K said...

They clearly like to get their vitamin C. Cute puppies!

I hear you on all the patterns! But they are fun too look at and moon over and that scarf is no exception. Really cute. The technique is pretty nifty too.

2paw said...

I love your scarf, I was looking for a pattern to use two variegated balls of wool, I bought one yesterday and there was your great scarf today!! Thank you for the link!!
Sam and Biko are very funny!! The Labradors don't like orange but they pretty much want anything Humans are eating, so they HAVE to have some!!

runswithneedles said...

That's so funny that your dogs like oranges. Mine won't go near the things!

That scarf is GORGEOUS. I think all that stockinette would drive me crazy.

Hege said...

I know what you mean. There is so much I'd like to knit *sigh*
The scarf turned out beautiful!

And it's the first time I hear about dogs eating oranges ;)

momsue84 said...

I know what you mean about overload on all the patterns, books, magazines. It does become overwhelming. I love the scarf. I think I will have to get that book. See what I mean? Milo loves carrots. Whenever I have carrots, I have to make sure there is enough for Milo.

Pat said...

Well - I've never heard of that book or that method of knitting - so even with all the pattern choices out there, I still learn new things on your blog! The scarf has such firey colors - it is beautiful!

Toby said...

I love the vibrant colors in the scarf and how both sides are pretty, but different. I'll have to take a closer look at that book next time I venture out.

I never would have guessed a dog would eat oranges!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

I'm totally amazed that they like oranges/citrus! Alex liked pears and grapes but decidedly not oranges :)

What a cool technique - I love how that looks. Great choice of yarn pattern find!

sgeddes said...

i love the scarf. It looks a little like double knitting. I might have to try it after I finish he scarf I'm working on.

Scarlett easts oranges too. I was surprised that she would do that. Sometimes when I give her a section she will suck out all the juice and leave the rest.

Marianne said...

Talk about a post that is pure visual delight. Love seeing the oranges. The scarf and hat are Beauties and thank you for the link!
As for those orange loving dogfaced Sweeties, as always, I'm completely charmed... and smitten.

(gorgeous handspun on current post :^)

Monica aka Gloria Patre said...

The colors of this scarf are absolutely gorgeous! So rich and vibrant! And a HUGE thank-you for sharing the link to the pattern! I think I may try it with some of my handspun. I love the opportunity to try a new technique and see how badly I can screw it up! LOL!!

Knatolee said...

The scarf is so gorgeous, and the dogs are, as always, completely adorable! My dogs likes oranges too, which was a surprise to me. Who knew dogs like oranges? Well, apparently everyone but me! :)

I'd love to knit that scarf. Sehr schön, Monika! (That's about all I remember from high school German classes!)

Susi Knitchicks said...

Liebe Monika,
der Schal ist wirklich toll. Gefaved hab ich ihn schon und bin gespannt, was andere Leute auch draus machen. Zuviel Ideen oder herrenlose Strickereien :) liegen bei mir auch momentan rum... ich hab nen Hund.

LG und HAPPY VALENTINE
Susi

Ann said...

The scarf is gorgeous & I love the colors. A great pattern & you have done such a beautiful job.

La Cabeza Grande said...

Your fiery scarf is a perfect complement to Thorpe! The technique is one that I've been experimenting with as well.

And the puppies with their oranges? Adorable!

hakucho said...

Love the scarf...once again thanks for the link :)