In the same way as we sometimes crave fast food, this week I craved fast knitting.
It probably had something to do with the fact that all my other projects are slow knitting – fine yarn or complex stitches – that require concentration and/or time. I could see no FO satisfaction coming my way for a couple of weeks. Nor was I always in the right state of alertness in the evenings to be able to cope with the concentration required.
The yarn for Puck has been glaring accusing at me from the knitting table for quite some time, so I dived in and started knitting.
It’s funny that I had all the recommended colours for Puck in my stash. It was a good way to use up those odd balls of Zealana Rimu DK that I had been collecting. I used Riverbank (just over one ball), and one ball each of Kiwicrush and Dark Napo (I think? – I have lost the ball band – it’s a navy blue). It is such a lovely yarn. This photo particularly captures the softness and drape of this New Zealand brushtail possum yarn.
As written, the pattern makes for a scarf-sized project. You could add another couple of repeats to get something closer to a shawl size. I only had enough yarn for the original size. They are not a very good night shots, but you get the idea… (I was trying to work out how many different ways I could wear it.)
It’s a crescent-shaped scarf. I found that my cast-on edge could have been a bit looser. Next time, I will remember to follow the advice of other knitters who put in a YO after the second stitch (and then drop it on the return row) to add more give. Because this pattern requires you to make a stitch after the second stitch, I’d probably put the YO in the wrong side row which would have the bonus effect of giving me more yarn room to make the stitch on the right side row. Now that makes me want to go and knit another Puck just to prove my theory right!
It is warm and soft and a nice pop of colour for my boring black work wardrobe. Thanks for the refreshing interlude, Puck!
Fortunately, I have now finished the lace section of Lilli Pilli and am starting the next 100 rows of garter stripes. They’ll do for mindless knitting this week!