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What I made: Knit night scarf

Knit night
Knit night
Knit night
Knit night

In exciting news, I finished a knitted thing! The pattern is Knit Night by Louise Zass-Bangham. This is basically a complete copycat project of the version done by Jess of Ginger Twist Studio herself which was on display at the yarn crawl in the summer. The only thing is hers was beaded, which I didn’t bother with as I didn’t have beads and didn’t want to buy a pack especially.

The yarn is exactly the same though Ginger’s handdyed 4 ply, in the Liquid Sunshine colour way. It’s £20 for a 100g skein, but oh my god, so worth it! It’s 50% merino and 50% silk and it’s SO SOFT and the colours are just ever so slightly variegated, the pictures don’t really do it justice, it’s so beautiful. The pattern is designed for one skein of splurgy yarn, it’s a very slight triangle, you start at the tip and just keep going until you start running out. It’s called knit night because it’s easy enough to make while holding a conversation. Its basically just garter stitch, except for the picots, and there’s no counting involved.

I really like this pattern and have some Mirasol yarn (what I used for my brambles beret and anthro-inspired scarflet) that would be ideal. I would probably make this slightly more triangular and narrower next time, as it really is bloody long! That top picture is it wrapped all the way round my neck and knotted, the second picture is it wrapped around twice. I’m not totally sure why it’s ended up so long, Jess’s version which used the same amount and type of yarn is shorter and could be warn as a little shawl, but mine is really too long for that. Not that I’m complaining too much, better too long than too short!

The only other comment about the pattern: it tells you to start the finishing sequence (from the yarn overs/holes onwards) when you’ve got 20% of your yarn left. I did this (albeit weighed on my not hugely precise kitchen scales) and I had tons left over. I actually added an extra row after the holes, and had enough yarn left for another row when it was cast off. I guess the designer was erring on the side of having too much left over, but I’d just be aware of that!

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  • Meg 13 October 2014, 7:31 pm

    What fun! I think your use of colour is great. Inspired by your style, I have started to phase more colour into my life, via the accessories – baby steps 😉

    I was up in Edinburgh last month and made a point of visiting Ginger Twist Studio, as I’d read lovely things about it. What a super boutique with a fab collection of yarns but not too much choice that sends the head spinning!
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    • Franca 14 October 2014, 1:28 pm

      It is a lovely place! Did you visit the other indies too?

      And that’s quite funny about the colour inspiration, as I actually find myself edging away from the bright colours, in clothes at least, so we’ll probably meet somewhere in the middle! I can never resist a bright accessory

  • Naomi {Fräulein Famos} 13 October 2014, 7:46 pm

    Oh ja, der gefällt mir! Und ich kann mir vorstellen, wie weich der ist – wenn die Wolle sich schon so gut anfühlt und dann garter stitch, das verstärkt den Effekt ja noch, finde ich.
    Ich habe so langsam auch den Bogen raus mit dem Stricken und bin gerade an meiner zweiten Socke. Man sieht deutlich den Unterschied zur ersten, die zu den Zehen hin immer gleichmäßiger geworden ist, aber ich finde das ja irgendwie ganz gut – dann ist der Fortschritt wenigstens offensichtlich. 🙂
    Liebe Grüße, Naomi
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    • Naomi {Fräulein Famos} 13 October 2014, 8:10 pm

      Übrigens finde ich jetzt über die “you may also like” Bildchen zu Posts, die ich da vorher noch nie gesehen hab – keine Ahnung, ob das mit den Änderungen zu tun hat, aber ich find’s gut. 🙂

      • Franca 14 October 2014, 1:33 pm

        Ich weiss, auch nicht, wo die herkommen, habe nix geaendert! Gefallen mir aber auch

    • Franca 14 October 2014, 1:32 pm

      Wenn du Socken kannst, bist du mir weit voraus! Ich hatte mal eine halbe gestrickt, habe dann die fersenanleitung nicht verstanden, und sie dann vier jahre lang im Schrank liegen lassen, bevor ich einfach aufgegeben habe und die Wolle verschenkt habe.

  • char 14 October 2014, 12:13 pm

    I love the edging on this scarf; so pretty!
    I wish I could knit!
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    • Franca 14 October 2014, 1:38 pm

      Thank you! You should learn, it’s really easy, though a lot slower than sewing, This scarf would make a good beginners project actually!