Mom's Scarf -- There, I frogged it.

The scarf below is no longer.

There are a few things wrong. First, it curls. Second, it is over 12 inches in width. That was the deciding factor. It is too wide. So, it is in the process of being frogged.

I have started the new one. Cast on 15 fewer stitches... and to prevent the curling, I am knitting the first two and last two stitches. I am almost done with one color change.

I need to remember that mom is getting this. She is a wash and wear girl. She isn't going to block it every time it come out of the washer. So there are three reasons.

Anyway, I have learned a good deal with this scarf.


Thanks for sharing the tips. It's always good to learn something new each day.


the construction in pretty. is there any way that you could adapt it for seed stitch rather than stockinette so it would lay flat without blocking? (seed stitch has become my go to scarf stitch)

Chris Vandenburg's picture

Jeez Nick! You drinkin' again? 500 miles of seed stitch???? That's knitting novicane! It would be nice though. I just don't have the fortitude for that much seed.

Anyway Bradferd... sorry you had to frog it. It really is very nice and I give you credit for understanding the recipient. I know many a knitter who has painstakingly knit up a bizillion stitches for someone only to find that their alpaca afgahn went through the wash and is now a diaper.

Moms gonna love it, and you, when you are finished and I can't wait to have a look see.


"If a man has cream at home in the refrigerator he won't go out looking for 2% butterfat"
............Erma Bombeck

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Oh, I don't know...there's something to be said for all that seed stitch. You can put yourself on autopilot and just click away. Especially if you are enjoying a good book at the same time. Or other entertainment media. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

albert's picture

Ah well, we all must occasionally endure the mournful keening of the frogs.

MMario's picture

It's the froggy slavering anticipation of a work in progress that un-nerves me.

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Beautiful design, Brady. Can't blame you for rippin' it out. Here's hoping the couple of knit sts on the edge keep it under control. I like the color combination. Very versatile. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

scottly's picture

I always feel liberated when I frog something that's not quite right.