i've been so excited that i'm actually being a good knitter and following through on my projects. i buy yarn. i start a project with it immediately. i finish the project within a week, and don't start 10 other projects in between. i think this is how projects are supposed to go.
my latest creation is the guernsey wrap. LOVE, love this...and am using it as a big, thick scarf. it was fun to knit -- made no mods at all. and the best part was the blocking, which i bought blocking wires specifically for this project. it completely transformed this little rag ball of knit into a drapey, wonderful piece.
pattern: guernsey by brooklyn tweed
yarn: cascade 220 wool in charcoal, used about 3.05 skeins
needle: size 8 US (5mm)
my project page: guernsey wrap/scarf
i think this scarf would be an excellent pattern for beginner knitters. i get frustrated with the amount of garter stitch scarves i see out there (i say this knowing full well that my last scarf was garter stitch -- but it used 2 colors....so it doesn't count ;). this pattern only uses your basic knit and purl stitches. nothing hard, nothing tricky...but it looks amazing. just as simple as garter stitch -- and it will teach you to read from a pattern (chart, actually), practice using your knit/purl sts, and looks soooo much better than garter.