Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Today I'd like to share what's on my needles with you. The Matsuri Scarf pattern came from a kit I found at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival over the summer. The original scarf was made with 34 sts and US size 10 knitting needles.

Original Matsuri Scarf
I found some skeins of Patons Nuance and decided to make a couple for presents. Looking at the simple pattern, and considering the type of yarn I was using I decided to knit only 19 sts on larger needles (US Size 13 (9.0mm) and here's the result.

Modifying one of your favorite patterns is a great way to practice your gauge skills and creativity. Sometimes switching yarn and needles gives you a different look. I basically counted the stitches in my original pattern for each pattern row and adapted it At first I tried dividing it in half, but it needed two extra sitches (one on each end) to look more finished. Looking at the original scarf and knitting a gauge helped me to decide exactly what I needed. It also helps to reinforce those math skills. GAUGE is important to the process and why it's encouraged for most projects.
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