Scarf Struggles

Hi folks,

I have this yarn:

Red Heart Boutique Treasure in Watercolors | Webster Fiber Arts

This is Red Heart’s Boutique Treasure in Watercolors. I really like the colors in this—two variegated strands are plied together. It is soft and wonderful. I am having a terrible time with it.

The yarn itself is fine. I want that to be clear. This is a me problem. I can’t seem to settle on a stitch pattern I like, one that does justice to the pretty color changes. I have started and ripped out at least 10 different pieces. This is a little frustrating, though I do have a plan for some other yarn in my stash because of the stitches I have been playing with for this piece. Here are a couple that I started and just cut off because the yarn was starting to get a little fuzzy:

A Couple of Cast Offs | Webster Fiber Arts

And here is where I am now. This scarf uses a V stitch for a few rows, then a really long V stitch for a row. One of the things I really like about this yarn is the way long stitches look with it.

The Struggle Scarf | Webster Fiber Arts

When this piece was sitting in my “in progress” pile, I thought I was going to be frogging this one too, but when I laid it out for the photo above, I really started to like it. I think this might be the one. I’m not sure I have enough yarn to make a decent scarf at this width, so there may still be one more round of frogging, but this time it will only be to adjust the size, not to start all over again. Woo-hoo! I’m so glad I decided to write about this one. I might have continued to struggle with this piece had I not taken that photo.

Until next time,

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