Hi everyone:Â I’m going to blog about my top ten list and the current update so I can move on to some new projects!Â You’ll recall one of the projects was the Crossed-Stitch Scarf from 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders.Â That really didn’t even qualify as a UFO as it was the closest to being done when Carli and I made the list.Â Well, here it is, in all its glory:Â one skein of Andy’s Merino II, the pattern from 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders, page 186 and if you scroll down, I’ll tell you how I improvised to make it a quick easy weekend knit.Â A note about this yarn:Â The dye jobs areÂ different or should I say “Unique” even within a shipment.Â I wouldn’t want to have to integrate two skeins of the same colorway into a project, which is why I chose the scarf I did.Â The colorway I chose was Mercada De Merino. I’ll be offering a class on this in January if anyone wants to do it hands on . . . .
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Now, about this stitch pattern and how to speed it up . . . it requires knitting into the 2nd stitch first and then into the 1st stitch.Â This is very awkward and time-consuming to do.Â I recommend that you wrap your yarn clockwise around the needles instead of counter-clockwise when you purl.Â This reverses the stitch on the needle for the knit side and then you can simply knit into the back of the 2nd stitch and then the 1st stitch and continue in pattern across the row.Â Eazy Peazy!Â Lea-Ann