Back to the Beginning

As I mentioned before, the uncooperative scarf was fighting being ripped out. I wrote to the great knitting forum here, Crafting Together. People there had good suggestions. One was to put it in the freezer overnight to make the mohair easier to frog. That did seem to help.

I wound the frogged part up into a center-pull ball, and then realized that I had the wrong end pulling from the center so I rewound it in the taxi on my was to Sim Lim Square today. Kent was kind enough to lend his thumb to hold the ball as I unwound the old one.

Now I am ready to start knitting again. This will give me the chance to try out another one of the suggestions from the knitting forum. To help prevent a bit of the curling, I’m going to make the ends and the edges in seed stitch. Another suggestion was garter stitch but I tried that first and it didn’t seem to help. Hopefully seed stitch will.

I’m hoping to start it tonight. Then I’ll keep working on it tomorrow at the Knit Out at the Gloria Jean’s at Raffles City.

Resistance is Futile

lovely mohair

I did get enough knitting in to determine that the size 5 needles are improvement. This really is lovely yarn and it is very warm. Just the thing to use for a scarf for someone in Minnesota, USA.

Unfortunately, even on the #5 needles, it still curls like crazy.

curling mohair scarf

On the plane home from Istanbul I tried to rip out the scarf. It is fighting me. I seem to have made a few tiny knots in the yarn inthe process of knitting it up. Now I am stuck as I try to frog it. Do I cut open those tiny knots made from a few strands of the yarn? What happens then when I knit the yarn back up? Should I actually cut the entire piece of yarn at that point? That will make my final scarf have more ends that need to be worked in, but maybe that is best.

Please advise!