I’ve been working on this one lately, its 22.5 Degrees by Martina Behm (strickmich). I made he Hitchhiker pattern and like her style so much that I bought four more patterns! (This is a free one.) I am using a self striping yarn that reminds me of the 80s, and I named it Cyndi. :-)
It’s super easy. It starts out with a few stitches cast on, then increases every to to make a long triangle “shawlette” style scarf. I love how the colors are striping thick and thin. The edging will be knitted scallops, which is cool! I’ve never knitted scallops before but it’s common in crochet. The scallops/shells should also highlight the small color changes well.
Progress photos!

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I'm up to around 250+ stitches now.

Since this yarn is thicker than the pattern’s, I may stop at around 300 stitches instead of the recommended 389 to account for gauge. I want to use as much of the skein as possible!
Speaking of Strickmich, I’m working on this adorable heart scarf too, called Knit Your Love. The yarn is Mill Ends from Socks That Rock, the color way is somewhere around their “room without a roof” color way. (Mill ends are color ways that are one of a kind, off kilter somehow that they offer for a discount price). It’s squishy and the colors are amazing. Penny gave it to me for a Hitchhiker style scarf. I got her hooked on that pattern. ;-)
This is also an easy pattern, but not as I-don’t-have-to-look-at-it-as-I-go easy as 22.5. There is a repeat of 14 rows to make the hearts, which are started upside down and it increases as the scarf is knit, as per usual for her patterns. So fun! (the hearts fold up but I’m sure they’ll block out nicely)

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This was my third or fourth picture, taken quickly before cat or toddler got in the way again!

I’m only working on these two lately because I was overwhelemed with…everything. SO many things to do, think about, etc, that I put away all my projects and only work on the one or two I’m thinking about at the time. It’s helping! I also stopped browsing the netz so much, I have to put my tablet away for that. The result is that I’m getting more of everything done (especially with the help of a good to-do list app). This week is Thanksgiving, so my fam has the week off for vacation. I’ll see my brother and his wife in two days! woohoo! I’m looking forward to slowing down a bit and relaxing. And eating. ;-)
Happy stitching!

2 Comments

  • Eliz

    I made a 22.5 scarf, too. it’s my go-to, live-in scarf for winter. it’s green variegated with an ultra thin sterling silver (!) thread. sparkle! I did crochet edging because I just found that to be easier, and I made some pretty awesome huge tassels to weight the ends. Make it large.

    • kmleiting

      Ooo shiny! In almost did the edging in crochet but the knit version was pretty quick and fun to try. That being said the crochet might look nicer. I finished it today! Pics soon.

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