Out with the old, in with the new scarf

Scarf in rework
Scarf in rework

Today I inaugurated Scarf 2.0. (Yes, I finished my gloves, I’ll show them off later.) As you can see, I’m unraveling it from the end and knitting it into a new pattern, called German ribbing.

You cast on an odd number of stitches (33 in this case) and do a knit 2 purl 2  pattern every row.  Since it’s an odd number the pattern becomes: a knit on a purl, a knit on a knit, a purl on a knit, and a purl on a purl.  So not only do you get to practice all the combinations, you produce a wide, soft ribbing that lies flat. Neat!

By the way, if you’re wondering about the red thing in the picture, it’s a row counter, just a little plastic thingie with numbered wheels to turn when I finish a row. I hang it on the working yarn so I don’t lose it.

As for the yarn itself, I was a little intimidated by the prospect of working with it all kinked-up like that. It does feel weird in my hands, but once it’s knitted back  together, it seems to be fine. So the reknit is a go.

Here’s hoping it doesn’t take me 44 tries to get it right.