It was reckless, yes, but the yarn was so vibrant and the desire to knit a cool scarf so great that I began without knowing what the hell I was doing. The intro-to-knitting books I have include decoding keys in the front to help decipher all the lingo.
p = purl (which I kind of learned!)
k= knit stitch
I practiced a few rows of purl stitches after watching the tutorial on the Good Knit Kisses (snort!) You Tube series. It’s not as difficult as I expected. But the scarf recipe seemed to include knit stitches and purl stitches in the same row. What the what?
The result, for me anyway, was twenty minutes of reckless knitting, not stopping, caring or looking at the pattern. I sure as shit didn’t check any gauge because I still have no idea what that means.
After a few rows I decided to bind off and see what I’d done. I began with 17 stitches on the needle. I had twisted yarn so many times, I had at least twice as many when I finished.
Guess what that does? Knits a circle!
Isn’t she beautiful? It’s too bad Christmas is over. This would have made an excellent holiday wreath.