Last fall when at London Yarn’s 20th Anniversary celebration, I spotted a great scarf. Knit in rib and on the bias which took great advantage of the glorious autumn colours in the yarn. I couldn’t resist, even when my friend Patti-Ann told me it was Bernat Acrylic yarn. The colours won me over. So I joined Acrylic’s Anonymous and purchased yarn and pattern.
Patti-Ann, the employee and great knitter who had knit the scarf for store display told me that the pattern’ almost did her in.’ “What was the problem?” I asked. “The rib? The diagonal stitch?”
“Don’t know,” she said. Whatever it was it gave her grief.
With that heads up, I approached the pattern with a sleuth’s eye. I dissected it. I made tons of notes.
And for the first 12 inches or so, things went well. Then I got cocky. A purl row was missed. I ripped a few rows
but struggled to find the re-start point. For a bit, I thought I might have to rip it out entirely. But I am now back on track, happy with the results and LOVE LOVE LOVE the colours.