This was the best song title that I could “link” to this knit project. I chose this song title in relation to the fact that I “learned” something I didn’t know before, and re-learned something I did.
Dimensions: 66 x 4/5 inches
Cast on twelve stitches and work stockinette for three rows, alternated with reverse stockinette. I chose use this pattern from an old one I used before; the difference with this one is that there are no chevrons or zig zags…hmmm! I should be able to make zig zags.
This is where I “learned” something new. I learned that double-stranding a bulky and a lace, does actually add weight to the yarn – evidenced by the beginning five-inch width and ending with a four-inch width. However, it seemed that the second ball was a bit thinner also.
I re-learned the need to alternate two multicolor yarns of the same color to avoid different pooling patterns.
The name is selection from my music library…however, quite serendipitous. I love the way the color blocking appears harmonious to me, and…I figured out how to make the scarf cables reversible next time (I got it).
So far, the scarf measures 56 x 5 (approximation) inches. Is 4 feet 5 inches long enough for a scarf? Of course it is suitable for someone of that height. I usually make them sixty inches.
This time I created in double crochet for faster turnaround. It still took just as long as the single crochet, only because I had to recall to memory my Solid Granny Square pattern. Maybe I better write it down before dementia sets in.
Red Heart Super Saver
Color: Yellow*; Content: 100% Acrylic; Weight: 4, Worsted
Those are the only two I could come close to guessing. All other yarns – red, orange, green-purple multicolor, red-blue multicolor, tan, pink, brown – were deemed by me, as worsted and man-made fibers, except the gold lace crocheted together with the black Caron.
Another animal name for an animal product and because “I got cat class and I got cat style!”
The Cush Tush
Dimensions: 14-inch diameter
This time I was determined to work in double crochet for faster turnaround. Well I finished this one is less than a day, so that’s cool! I originally started with a square but have forgotten the formula for a square design, with no holes, in-the-round. Now that I’ve made a round one, I am thinking of different shapes; maybe a star one! Color selections were random reaches into my bag o’ scraps of worsted yarn.
This was the closest I was able to associate with my music library, after searching yellow, plaid, gingham, square, checkers and finally butter.
Dimensions: 30 x 33 inches
This is my first plaid/gingham attempt. Being the king of scraps, I was had plenty of yellow scraps to work with. And because I like a challenge, even it is a coincidence, I am digging the gradients in this design: midtone: hue shift and undertone: light to dark – a gradi-plaid, ginghad, plaham?
All yarns were worsted/aran weights. I did not keep good track of the unlabeled yarns, as this was a learning project. All colors fall within the yellow-orange spectrum, including some self-named colors: Buttercup* and Gold.*
Below is the palette I worked from, incorporating lightest shades first.
Every time I look at this scarf my first association is sailor…sailor moon…Come Sail Away!
Dimensions: 58 x 3 inches
Cast on 16 stitches and worked in garter, alternating color every other complete (forward and backward passes) garter row. The spacing is created by using a lace weight yarn with a thicker worsted – or possibly DK – yarn.
I don’t know why the blue photographs so dark, but I finally managed to stage it under a light and get some glitterness. The white was one of those spongy yarns and I started knitting loosely, unsure how to use the yarn. As such, the beginning does not as neat as the end.
As I am not a fan of cats, but this is a pet pad, I am forced to start using cat name. Then again, I don’t know who’s tush, this pad will cush.
The Pet Pad
Dimensions: 18.5 x 16.75 inches
This is based on a foundation chain of 5. I need to change my corner as I am noticing puckering. I think I will definitely change from single crochet to double crochet to speed up the process of making these.