This weekend as I was out running errands with the hubby, we were close to the LYS so I suggested we stop in for a minute…. He said ok, sat on the comfy sofa while I took out the pattern to my very first KAL and looked for some yarn. I decided on a yarn called VIP Lana Gatto Tollegno. It’s in a nice brown color, wool/cashmere blend. It is very soft. I’m an earth tone person so I instantly fell in love with the color.
Conveniently enough there is a bike store next to the yarn store so of course we stopped in. I bought a new helmet that matches my bike’s color scheme and we browsed the different bikes & things they had. This little shopping center may become our favorite hang out!
When we got home I was very excited to start my KAL! Thankfully the pattern came with both written instructions and a chart. I have never used a chart before & I really want to learn but now is not the time. I don’t want to fall behind on my first KAL. I didn’t really understand the yarn’s tag so I googled yarn weights and needle sizes., For DK weight it said to use size 5 to 7 needles. The pattern itself is in metrics but I figured out that I needed 5 stitches per inch. I did my swatch 3 times before I decided on using the size 7 needles. Whew! That was a mission. I never really mastered this part of the yarn & pattern in knitting. I always had my mom who would tell me use this yarn & this needle & then I went to work. LOL. The whole figuring out which yarn to use & needle sizes was very overwhelming to me. But I have to learn now. It’s funny because in some aspects of knitting I feel like a complete beginner, yet I have done socks, cables, lace, etc. I guess I would be considered an advanced beginner… not sure.
Anyways, once I figured out my swatch i went to work. I love the pattern. I’m having so much fun knitting it. I definitely have to pay attention while knitting it as each row is completely different. But it is a lot of fun. I’m already thinking about making another scarf once this one is done. Though I am no where near done!
Here is my progress so far:
Isn’t it beautiful! I love it and can’t wait to see it fi