And because of this wonderful holiday, I have taken a slight hiatus from the work I was in the middle of (hexagons, Lover's knot afghan, Catch-all) and have started work on gifts. The one that I started a year ago (and have not yet finished, eesh!) is my mum-in-law's sweater-blanket. It's been a long time coming, and somehow, I finally managed to find the yarn I thought was lost to me forever. So, I went back to it. While I was knitting this, I was also making a scarf for my sis-in-law. It wasn't supposed to be a scarf, though. The pattern is called "versatility" and is absolutely gorgeous. However, because of the yarn I ended up using, and the needles, the scarf was missing about 5" in width. For a scarf, it doesn't really matter. The thing about Versatility though, is that it isn't just any scarf. It's also a cardigan. And a hood. And a shawl. And so many other things, I can't even remember... I think a victorian style t-shirt, too. This is why width mattered so much. It had to be wide enough to perform all these miracles, with the help of buttons and ribbons. Oh man, it was gorgeous. Anyway, I will give my sis-in-law the scarf, because it's still gorgeous. It has a complicated cable in the middle, and mesh on each side and ends. It's still nice and wide for a scarf, almost 15". It's long enough to wrap nicely and keep her warm.
You can bet your ass I'm taking a second crack at this pattern, though! Do yourself a favor and check it out with the pics of everything this simple scarf can do: http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall08/PATTversatility.html
Originally posted on December 10th, 2010