Last Tuesday I said I was knitting a tubescarf with some BFL sportweight yarn that did not sell, and I showed a picture of early progress.
I’ve been knitting along, pondering its future. And last night I noticed something — the red was showing definite banding. I like it. A lot. But not for a scarf any more.
I’m not going to rip this out, just cut the yarn and start over on a hat. I’ll do a hemmed 1×1 ribbing on the bottom, and use Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Pi method for decreasing at the crown so I don’t lose the spiraling.
And because the inside is correctly stranded, it offers a different lovely pattern as well, so the hat will be reversible. 🙂
Since I intend to use a provisional cast-on with hemmed ribbing, I will do that part on the machine. It will mean I have to seam the sides of the ribbing at the end, but that’s easier than spending hours on ribbing, when I’d rather spend those hours on the pattern stranding in the body of it.