Wednesday, January 30, 2013
I bought this ball of yarn from Spotlight. What attracted me was the unusual spidery strands on the yarn.
I saw on the label that there was a free pattern and you only need 1 ball of yarn. Also, the idea of knitting ruffles appealed to me because I didn't think that you could knit ruffles.
Yesterday I looked at the pattern and I realised it was beyond my comprehension. It was like Klingon. Thankfully, youtube has been invented so I found a video that explained the mystery of fishnet knitting to me. Ah! It's not so hard after all.
You have to open up the yarn which will reveal the spidery webs. I was terribly unhappy that in more than 3 areas, the yarn was torn in the middle.
You knit as usual but you don't carry the yarn. Instead stick it in the needle via one of the large holes.
This is what it looks like. Just 9 casts on.
My girl modelled for me. The scarf is a little short for me as I have an unusually long torso. Okay, so I've made a ruffled scarf. Not sure if I'm keen to make another one. It just feels like a novelty and once you've done it, you lose interest.
My ravelry here.