For Ryan, I decided that I would make a scarf from the book The Chicks With Sticks Guide to Knitting – the Boyfriend Basket Weave Scarf.
Basket Weave Stitch:
Rows 1-4 Knit 4, Purl 4 – repeat across the row
Rows 5-8 Purl 4, Knit 4 – repeat across the row
Then repeat rows 1-8
I thought that this was going to be a fairly simple scarf. So, after a break from knitting, I dove back in last week. I was sure surprised when I realized that I had completely forgotten how to purl! Ah! I watched several videos on YouTube to try to reteach myself but none of the videos made any sense to me. Thankfully, Erin came to my rescue last night with a refresher course on purling and going from knit to purl in the same row. So, I was actually able to get a lot done on this scarf. Once the muscle memory started to kick back in, the knitting and purling actually started to get a lot faster.
The pattern actually doesn’t show up that well with the dark yarn but I think that it is going to be a nice subtle pattern. When I first attempted to learn this pattern, I was using a light blue yarn so the stitch changes were actually pretty easy to see. But, I do think that this is going to look really nice when complete.