I settled on a ‘less is more’ approach for my scarf design. I find that I do that a lot. First, I go over the top with various techniques, colors, beads, etc. Then, I pause and take a breath to consider the practicality of the design. In this case, the multi-color cable and other intarsia work was not going to be a friendly ‘social knitting’ design. So, time to edit the design! I removed the 3-color intarsia cable (I’ll save that for the hat!) and kept it simple with a gray cable panel• and a stockinette variegated panel. This meant I had to purchase more gray yarn since, according to my knit math, I was going to be 60ish grams short. 🙂 That’s ok though. I figure I’ll add some fingerless mitts to my hat/scarf plans.
I like the results, so far. I took it to the October Tuesdays KAL at My Sister Knits and was able to chat a bit while knitting. I’ll call that a success. Of course, I still need to do the design for the hat and fingerless mitts – something that incorporates the 3-color instarsia cable… But that is for another post.
*Cable panel is from Nora Gaughan’s Knitted Cable Sourcebook – panel #99.