Chunky Scarf – Rip it, Rip it

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I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve had to eat my words…the “easy” chunky scarf has now been added to the heap. In its defense, it is actually “easy” – but I’ve still managed to make a hash of it!

The photo above is the product of a whole ball of wool in perfect garter stitch. The only problem with this (aside from the fact I’ve only got one ball of the stuff, so makes a VERY short scarf), is that it really needs to be half as wide and twice as long. I cast on 21 stitches in the super chunky, which (in hindsight) is quite a wide scarf for a little 4-year old (and perhaps even for the Incredible Hulk).

So here I am on my lilypad sofa, croaking “rip it, rip it, rip it”. Boo hoo.

Is this the universally despised “Frogging” that I’ve heard about? I fear it might have been a slightly more basic, but no less tragic, “unravelling” as the words painstaking and nerve challenging didn’t really spring to mind whilst I just pulled the thread at great speed and wept.

The silver lining is that I found this really useful tutorial on how to carefully unravel your work. I’ve no doubt this will come in very hand in the not too distant future – Frogging Tutorial by Knitty.com

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I cast on just 10 stitches this time, and am ploughing on at speed. The weather has reached the giddy heights of double figures and spring is on the way – hurry hurry!

KnitWit

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