Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Seaman's Scarf

Knitter: Peggy
Pattern: The Barbara Seaman Scarf from Stahman's Shawls & Scarves by Myrna Stahman.
Stash Reduction Yarn: a lovely vintage Berger du Nord yarn of 70% wood and 30% camel ~ 2 skeins of dk weight of 135 yards each plus about 30 yards from a 3rd skein.

Knit between January 15th and February 18th for a dear friend, I was just not willing to knit the pattern as written. I started both halves at the bottom edge, knit up 6 pattern repeats, knit the neck ribbing on both halves for 6 inches and then grafted the two halves together at the center back with the Kitchener Stitch. The seam looks ok but not as well as I had hoped.

I have enough of this soft and yummy yarn to make another Seaman's Scarf and next time I'll follow the directions.

4 comments:

MaryB said...

Lovely scarf, Peggy. And it looks so nice on Rebecca's floor.

I've made two seaman's scarves using this book (quite a while ago), and was pleased with the constructon of the scarf patterns as written.

You two are always checking out alternatives -- way to go. Following the directions is sometimes ok, though. MaryB

Naomi said...

Looks great to me. Experimentation...you have inspired me to modify a pattern tonight. Thanks!

Melanie said...

Your scarf is lovely, it looks so soft and cuddly, and it's beautifully knit. Mmmmm.

=Tamar said...

Could you knit the ribbing entirely on one and graft the end of the ribbing to the top of the other lace end? Then it wouldn't be so noticeable.