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That’s more like it

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I’d intended to get a decent amount of knitting done tonight,  and I think I succeeded. Of course, I probably would have accomplished more if I hadn’t received Walking Dead in the mail yesterday and decided to read the first 80 or so pages of that. Still, I’m pretty pleased with what I did do. For the next little bit (I hope), I’m going to be making the Alpaca Silk Bow Scarf from Boutique Knits (out of wool). I decided not to let the intarsia part of my new scarf scare me, so I Googled intarsia techniques until I felt like I understood what I was supposed to do (if not exactly how to do it), and plunged in. I’m going back to Continental knitting and doing the Norwegian Purl, so there’s all sorts of learning and adapting going on here. I had to frog twice; once because I still can’t count, and another time because my knitting was too loose. Luckily, I hadn’t done more than three rows either time, so it was no big loss. Seems like the third time is the charm, and I’m going to quit while I’m ahead here and get some rest!

Pattern: Alpaca Silk Bow Scarf

Source: Boutique Knits

Yarn: Lorna’s Laces Greenline DK in Grapevine and Lilac

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2 Responses to “That’s more like it”

  1. Barbara

    hi, i am trying to figure out how to do intarsia with Norwegian purling. can it be done. i cant figure out how to connect the 2 yarns with the purling being done in the back. do you know how? thanks barbara

    • Nicole

      This blog post is a few years old, so now I have a better handle on everything mentioned in it, including intarsia and the Norwegian purl. When I purl, my yarn starts in the same position that it’s in when I knit, so my movement is the same whether I’m knitting or purling in the new color. I recently finished Crossed Cardigan, an intarsia sweater that alternated between knits and purls, and didn’t think much about alternating stitches along with colors when I did the set-in sleeves. As long as you lay the new yarn on top of the old when you switch, it shouldn’t matter whether you knit or purl. It may seem awkward at first, but it gets easier with practice and time.

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