On The Needles: Drop Stitch Scarf

This is a quick update on one of my YOP projects I started to fool around with last weekend.   I’ve only added a couple of additional repeats since my first post on it but it’s shaping up nicely if I must say so myself.  😛 

The first round of dropping the stitches had my heart in my throat.  The second and third were no better.  At the end of every dropped row, I kept counting the stitches to make sure I didn’t drop stitches that I need to stay still.  So far so good.

The sea-foam pattern has already emerged and I love the colour play from the Malabrigo yarn I’m using.  I can’t wait to get this puppy finished and blocked; it looks like it’ll be amazing!!!!  🙂  The yarn is working up nicely; I understand now why knitters and crocheters go “gaga” for Malabrigo; that yarn is super fabulous!!!  It’s as soft and silky as it looks in the pic (and that pic’s not great).  Plus, I just love the stitch definition it’s giving me.  I should have been finished more repeats, but I’m stopping too often just to look at the pattern and run my hands over the yarn … oh boy … can you say in love?  😀

If you need additional inspiration, head over to Tami’s for WIP Wednesdays to see the other WIPs from the participants of that series.  I’m always inspired and I’m sure you would be too.

As for today — Happy Hump Day — the weekend is almost here and that should mean more knitting and crocheting for all of us!!!!!! 😀

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17 comments

  1. That looks gorgeous! I absolutely love that colour. Malabrigo is on my wish list, I am kicking myself for not buying some if it when I had the chance! Next time though 🙂

  2. I adore the colors of that yarn! I’d be terrified doing purposeful drop stitches–I had a sock that had that and each time I got around to another dropped stitch, it felt like my heart dropped as well. :p
    I hope that feeling goes away after a while–otherwise, what a nerve-wracking project!

  3. Oh wow, that’s beautiful. The colours are amazing, and the stitch definition (especially in such a cool pattern—I actually just started swatching for a similar crocheted scarf, I love this kind of…wavy DNA look) looks beautiful. I can’t wait to see it finished and blocked, too!

  4. As someone who’s only just started knitting, the idea of deliberately dropping stitches sounds terrifying! I don’t blame you for double-checking the stitch count! Worth it though, because it looks absolutely gorgeous 🙂

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