With a little help from my own personal knitting support group (thanks guys!) I worked out how to knit up my lovely Noro yarn into (the beginnings of) a stripey chevron scarf. See?
So far so good! Except I’m pretty sure I’m going to run out of yarn. [Oh no, I will have to buy more Noro… what a tragedy.] I’ve 3 different dye lots and my plan is to alternate chunks from each ball to mix up the colourways a bit, but overall it will be shades of grey with brighter swaths of turquoise and other greeny, bluey, purpley tones. Nom.
If anyone is curious, that nice pointy chevron shape is brought to you by a ridged double decrease, as follows:
Insert R needle into 2 stitches as if to knit them together. Slip BOTH stitches simultaneously over to the right needle. Knit one stitch, and simultaneously pass both slipped stitches over the knit stitch and off the R needle.
I really like the way the centre of the chevron is raised up, and I’m adding randomly spaced ribbed/garter rows to echo that on the perpendicular axis. The combined effect is reminiscent of leaf veins…
And here are a couple more journal pages,
And a painting I made as a birthday present for my friend K, who is an excellent cook (and who writes a killer food blog that you definitely want to peruse):
Happy Monday, everyone.