5.06.2010

Cat’s Paw Lace scarf

 005I had one ball of Kid Seta sitting in my UFO box, I’m trying to get my UFO’s done and do a stash blast.

Using this cute pattern for a super simple lace Cat’s Paw Scarf, I had cast on quite some time ago. After getting it back out I quickly finished it up, but was dismayed to discover that I didn’t have enough yardage, (had I used some on something before?) to make it long enough for a scarf.

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Instead of frogging it and looking for another pattern, I decided to graft the ends together and make it into a cowl.

I found this great tutorial on grafting for garter and stocking st. from Sarah Bradberry, it comes with a Kitchener video from Letico.ca, which always helps. On the grafting topic, my husband came home the other day with a copy of Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2010. It has an in depth article on grafting that is worth taking a look at. Long and detailed, it made my head spin a bit. A beginning knitter might give up on the article, but if you keep going by the end of the article you are ready to graft any item in pattern. It actually approaches the idea by teaching how to chart your patterns to graft, worth the price of the magazine.

038 After grafting, it turned out the perfect size for a cowl and one more UFO done! Yay!

5 comments:

  1. That was a pretty smart idea. It came out to being a nice looking cowl too. Yay for knocking off one more UFO.

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  2. I've never heard of a cat's paw pattern, but I love it!

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  3. What a clever idea! Love the cat's paw stitch ~ so cute and it really does look like a little paw print.

    I'm also trying to work through some older UFOs this Summer!

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  4. Oh, you're so industrious and such a creative problem solver! I really like the cat's paw pattern... never heard of it until now.

    Re: Kitchener... hmmm... will keep that in mind but so far I've managed to avoid it! LOL!

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