So many things. I will try to cover as many as I can think of.
- Sometimes life is such that even a 1x1 ribbed pattern can be challenging. I can't tell you the number of times I had to tink a stitch or two because I got off track. I lead a crazy life right now. Crazy with the stress.
- Sometimes knitting needs to be as simple as possible. Sure, garter stitch would be easier, but 1x1 ribbed is definitely not difficult.
- There's just enough of a difficulty factor to keep it interesting. Factor in the Noro yarn and this was super interesting.
- The scarf is reversible--both sides are the same. It makes the scarf easier to wear when there is no "wrong" side. Plus I find that I tend to wear a scarf more if it's reversible.
- It's easy to pick up the project and knit in fits and starts. Easy!
The Pattern: Noro Scarf by Jared at Brooklyn Tweed
The Yarn: Noro Silk Garden; Two and 2/3 skeins of 211 and One and 1/3 skein of 84.
The Needles: US Size 8
The Other Comments: What can I say about this project that hasn’t already been said on a knitting blog? There’s something about scarf knitting that I find soothing. I enjoyed seeing the color patterns and trying to predict what would show up next.
It was "supposed" to be two skeins of each colorway, but I used stash yarn and this is what I had. And really, if the Noro skeins differ enough, I think you could get away with using the same colorway. As it was, I found that my two "different" colorways contained some of the same colors anyway. I had to clip the yarn a few times pull out a few inches from one of the skeins to get to a different color.
I loved knitting this scarf. And I don't want to jinx myself, but I think I found my knitting mojo. Mojo is mojo. Even if it's only for simple projects.