So, now that the Blog Reader Specials are posted, and all my available yarn is dyed, I’m rather in a pickle — until yarn sells, i have no money coming in for bills OR buying more yarn. So I am using up yarn to knit stuff to sell, and maybe that will help prime the pump. I realize this is the weekend before a major holiday, so a lot of people are focused in that direction, so not everyone is buying yarn.
They didn’t sell and I even tried to sell them as a bundled pair for a discount, but still they sat around. Maybe it was the daylight pictures that turned people off. Or the fact that it was BFL Sport (not a big seller anyway).
No matter. I’ve balled them up and started a scarf on my own. Just a simple tube scarf, but it shows the contrasts better. Using a Size 7 circular needle, casting on 80, with a marker at before 1 and 41, I made about a dozen rounds of 1×1 ribbing, then 1 round of knit while increasing 6 stitches evenly around. On either side of the markers I’m doing 1 stitches of purl for a ‘fake seam’, using red at one marker and blue at the other. I’l continue this basic pattern until it is either long enough or until the yarn runs out, at which time I will remove those extra 6 stitches and do a similar length of 1×1 ribbing in the blue.
That yellow marker indicates where the blue fake seam purl stitches are. I’ll get some inside shots when it’s long enough to turn inside out better for showing. I’m using all four stitches as used in the Philosopher’s Wool technique for Fair Isle, although this is not Fair Isle knitting because I am only using two colors and not changing yarns at all. This is simply stranded work, done using the Fair Isle technique for avoiding floats.