I finished the Scottish Wave scarf from the book A Treasury of Magical Knitting (by Cat Bordhi) this week.
A few weeks ago I took it with me to Japan, hoping to get it done during the flights but only managed to get eight rows done. The cast-on proved to be a bit tricky, taking several hours of practice. It was a bit frustrating to find the stitches formed during the cast-on more loose than the following rows.
It’s a good thing I didn’t get too far because when I returned home I found out, after visiting Cat’s website, that the pattern in the book has some major errors. I had to rip out four of the first eight rows.
Takhi Shannon is such a beautiful yarn (although, beware it’s not very soft).
I keep dreaming about making a sweater out of it. Perhaps, I could spin something similar on my wheel.
As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, I never imagined knitting anything from Cat’s book when I first flipped through it. I wasn’t too inspired my most of the designs but one day, several months ago, I happened to see the actual scarf from the book on display at The Weaving Works. The colorful yarn was so lustrous and gleamed with flecks of color that I just had to find out more about it.
I held off getting the yarn, thinking I would eventually try to spin something similar. While waiting ages to get the book from my library, I couldn’t help thinking about this scarf and yarn. I frequently found myself loitering near it at the yarn store, trying not to give in to temptation. Eventually, I did surrender and after three trips to various yarn stores I gathered enough yarn to make the scarf.