I don’t love knitting scarves.
They’re tedious, and long, and repetitive, and there’s no shaping to keep my interest. And unlike many simple knits, they’re usually done back-and-forth with some kind of stitch pattern, so I can’t even easily use them for blind movie-theatre knitting. And while there are a plenty of clever, interestingly-shaped scarf patterns out there, for fashion and function’s sake, I usually prefer the long, flat rectangle.
This was, by far, the least dull scarf I’ve ever made.
The squares of entrelac are, as many knitters before me have observed, like little potato chips. You just have to knit! one! more! before you stop. This thing flew off the needles.
The scarf was a gift for my badass sister Kristy, a music teacher who had worn out her last handknit scarf with several years of outdoor marching band practices.
I should admit that I’m so behind on blogging my knits that “Kristy’s new scarf” was “new” back in December, and has already lived through one winter. So, uh, happy summer, all!