Crazy Design Process 3

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So, here’s a sneak peek at what I’ve got so far. My original plan was to seam this lengthwise for an extra-squishy 7.5″ wide scarf.  That may change. We’ll see.

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.

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