Look What I found on Ravelry:
I am so excited that I will get to be part of this KAL! A long-awaited HK themed KAL looks like a blast! Unfortunately, you have to be a member of Ravelry at this time to participate, which makes me glad I did finally sign up on the waiting list when I did in June, after reading about it for weeks on others' blogs...I got my invitation in September, and nothing's been the same since!!! Yay for ravelry :)
I will post pics here of the items I make....Oslofia has run two other HK KALs, both of which I found out about too late to be involved in them, so I'm a happy knitter right now :)
And there will be crochet patterns, too! Wheeee.
I had a really cool idea for an HK item myself....will keep it a secret until it starts to become a reality :)
And of course, all this must wait until Christmas knitting is finished.
I finished the Utopia hat for my Grampa earlier this week, and it took me a couple days to get down to the actual planning and knitting of the matching scarf.
The pattern is#36.2 from page 81 of the Harmony Guides 220 Aran Stitches and Patterns, Volume 5.
(Size 7 needles on Catalina Baby Alpaca/Silk WW yarn)
LCC= left cross cable (slip next 3 onto cable needle, hold to front of work, knit the next 3 stitches, then knit the 3 off the cable needle)
RCC= right cross cable (Slip next 3 onto cable needle, hold to back of work, and knit next 3 stitches, knit the 3 off the cable needle)
Cast on 54 stitches.
Row 1: *Purl 2, Knit 2*, repeat * * across (ending with a purl 2).
Row 2-5: *K2, P2*, repeat * * across (ending with a knit 2).
On Row 6, begin pattern:
Row 6: *(K2, P2)twice, RCC, Purl 2, LCC, P2*. Repeat * * once more, K2, P2, K2.
Row 7 and all remaining odd rows: purl in the purls, and knit in the knits from previous row.
Row 8,10,14,16,20: *(K2, P2)twice,(K6, P2)twice*. Repeat * * once more, K2, P2, K2.
Row 12,18: Repeat row6.
Row 22,26,28,32,34,38: K2, P2, *K6, P2, (K2, P2)twice, K6, P2*. Repeat * * once more,K2.
Row 24,30,36: K2, P2, *LCC,P2, (K2, P2)twice, RCC, P2*. Repeat * * once more, K2.
Row 40: as row 8.
Repeat Section 1. From here on, you will alternate sections 1 & 2 for the desired length of the scarf, ending after completing a section 1. Then switch to K2, P2 rib, (maintaining rib pattern that runs throughout the scarf) for 5 rows, and BO in rib.
Let me know if there are mistakes in the pattern! (One thing I noticed: I am knitting the pattern upside down from the hat! It doesn't matter, because one end will be facing the right way anyway...)
Hope y'all like it :)